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MLaw (Solicitors' Practice) - 4 Year Integrated Masters

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass Diploma (60 Credits) with 45 Credits at Level 3, including 30 Credits at Distinction

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B

UCAS Tariff

126-128

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Law

This course is a 4 year Integrated Masters aimed at students who know they wish to qualify as a Solicitor. The programme has a practical focus and employability is integrated into the course. There is a high level of tuition which is delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. The first 3 years of the programme involve study of our LLB modules which cover necessary foundation subjects and cover the syllabus areas for the SQE1 examination. In year 3 students start their preparation for the SQE1 and 2 examinations. The programme is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake SQE1 and SQE2 in year 4 of the programme. Options choice is available for students to develop their knowledge and skills in different practice areas. On completion students are awarded an MLaw (Solicitors' Practice). Students would then just need to fulfil the Qualifying Work Experience requirements of the SRA in order to qualify as a Solicitor.

Modules

Year 1:

All modules are at Level 4 and are worth 20 credits. All modules are compulsory. The modules are:

• Common Law Method & Ethics
• Academic & Digital Skills
• Contract Law
• The Law of Tort
• Public Law
• Criminal Law

Year 2:

All modules are at Level 5 and worth 20 credits. Compulsory modules are in Semester 1 and are;

• Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
• Business Law 1
• Land Law

Students study two compulsory modules and one option in Semester 2;

Compulsory:
• Access to Justice and Legal Services
• Real Estate

Option*:
• Family Law
• Employment Law
• Human Rights
• Extended Essay
• Legal Technology and Innovation
• Legal Practice in the 21st Century

*All options are indicative and are available subject to numbers.

Year 3:

All modules are worth 20 credits and at Level 6. Compulsory modules (Semester 1) are;
• Equity & Trusts
• Civil Dispute Resolution
• Business Law 2

In Semester 2 students study one compulsory module:

• SQE 1 & 2 Preparation

and two options*:

• Family Law
• Employment Law
• Wills & Succession
• Human Rights
• Criminal Litigation and Evidence
• Graduate and Employability Skills
• International Commercial Law
• Legal Technology
• Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
• A research project (worth 40 credits).

*All options are indicative and are available subject to numbers

Year 4:

All modules are at Level 7.

Semester 1:

• SQE1 Preparation (60 credits)

Semester 2:

• SQE 2 Preparation (20 credits)
• 4x Options (10 credits each)

Options*:
• Innovation Technology and Legal Project Management
• Professional Effectiveness
• Law Firms and Their Clients
• Commercial Law
• International Trade
• Competition Law
• Employment Law
• Intellectual Property
• Family Law
• Immigration Law
• Private Wealth

*All options are indicative and are available subject to numbers

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination. Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.

The assessments for SQE1 and 2 are under the control of the SRA’s chosen assessment provider Kaplan. At present we have limited information about the length and structure of these assessments but our current understanding is as follows:

SQE1 - The SQE1 assessments will consist of two papers covering FLK 1 and 2. Each paper will consist of 180 Single Best Answer style MCQs and last for 5 hours with a break in the middle.

SQE2 – oral skills two half days, written skills three half days..

SQE2 will be assessed by 16 uniform assessments in the six different legal skills set in one of the five practice areas studined in SQE1, with no selection of specialisms
The skills are:
• client interviewing including a linked attendance note/legal analysis
• advocacy
• case and matter analysis - including negotiation planning
legal research
• legal writing
• legal drafting

The assessments are set in the practice areas of
• criminal practice (including advising clients at the police station)
• dispute resolution
• property practice
• wills and intestacy, probate administration and practice
• business organisations, rules and procedures (including money laundering and financial services)
Ethics is assessed pervasively.

In addition there will be University assessments for the Level 7 10 credit option modules which consist of coursework and a reflective statement.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for details of available scholarships and bursaries: www.law.ac.uk

The Uni


Course locations:

London Bloomsbury

Manchester

Leeds

Birmingham

Department:

The University of Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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