Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

This course gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate.

From the start of the course you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor.

On completion you will carry out a period of work-based learning (currently called a training contract) under the supervision of a solicitor. Students completing the course, or those choosing to leave with a Qualifying Law Degree after three years, can also begin to train as a barrister.

The general ethos of the course is one of integration of the academic and practical. In Years 1 and 2 you will cover the same core subjects as you would on a Qualifying Law Degree. Alongside these subjects you will study two modules in Legal Ethics, Method and Skills (LEMS) which have been specifically designed for this course. In Year 3 you will build on the foundations provided in these LEMS modules to conduct real cases with real clients. You will carry out this work under supervision and with appropriate training. You will also study a mixture of academic and practical subjects. Year 4 is entirely devoted to the practical subjects that would ordinarily be studied on the Legal Practice Course, while you will continue to work with real clients on one of our clinical modules.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Contract
  • Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 1
  • Public Law
  • Tort
  • Criminal Law

One optional subject from the following:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Legal Practice
  • Introduction to Rights and the Law
  • The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers
  • Mooting and Advocacy
  • People Culture and Property
  • Law and Social Media

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 2
  • Land Law
  • EU Law
  • Equity and Trusts

One optional subject from the following:

  • Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Justice
  • Housing Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • Work Placement in a Legal Setting
  • Child Protection Law and Policy
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Legal Ethics Methods and Skills
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Clinical Legal Practice

One optional subject from:

  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Dissertation in Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Law of International Trade
  • Media Law
  • New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Religion, Law and Society
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Litigation (Civil and Criminal)
  • Business Law & Practice (Taxation)
  • Advocacy
  • Wills and Administration (Interviewing)
  • Drafting
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation (PCR)
  • Solicitors Accounts

Two optional subjects from:

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Acquisitions
  • Clinical elective
  • Housing
  • International Family Law

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

  • A Levels – ABB
  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

We only consider General Studies and Critical Thinking as a fourth subject at A2 Level. You may also be invited to attend an interview.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

More information

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

Shaheen Mamun

Shaheen Mamun

M-Law

Being awarded the Malcolm X Young Person’s Award for Excellence was made possible thanks to the University of Westminster.

Their dedicated level of student support and high quality teaching led to me believing, from an early stage, that a lawyer can be an instrument to drive change in society.

Most of the work and extra curricular activities I participated in at the University of Westminster are now paying dividends.

Sultana Nahar

Sultana Nahar

M-Law

I like the fact that the MLaw is a close-knit group and we get to work on real-life client cases.

Samantha Watson

Samantha Watson

M-Law

I am grateful for the friends that I have made at the University. I feel that studying in the city has given me the opportunity to meet a diverse range of people from various walks of life and different parts of the world.

We have shared our experiences – both the highs and the lows – and watched as each and every one of us have progressed and discovered which area of law or which career path we wish to go into.

Student success

In addition to winning the Malcolm X Young Person’s Award for Excellence, Shaheen was Highly Commended in the Black Solicitors Network Rising Star category at the prestigious UK Diversity Legal Awards 2016, an awards ceremony that recognises and promotes diversity across the legal profession. He has also received an award from the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Nadia Shah, and Deputy Sergeant for Camden, Sir Ian Johnston, at the Camden Volunteer Awards in recognition of his pro-bono commitments to his local community.

He has been shortlisted in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category of the Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 and, more recently, won the Young Achiever of the Year category at the British Muslim Awards 2017.

 

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Westminster Law School resides at Little Titchfield Street, part of our Regent Campus. Alongside a full mock courtroom, hi-tech learning spaces and a pro-bono clinic, it also houses our state-of-the-art, 382-seat lecture theatre. For more details, visit our Little Titchfield Street page.

Contact us

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