Teaching and learning in 2020/21

In order to prioritise the safety of students and staff, we are planning to teach through a flexible combination of online and onsite learning. For more details on changes to this course, see our undergraduate course changes page or postgraduate course changes page.

Course Overview

UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £14,000 *
Duration 4 or 5 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Our Integrated Master's in Law (M-Law) gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Our 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'll be introduced to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you'll work with real clients on real cases, allowing you to build invaluable experience that 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'll 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.

You can also add an international dimension to your studies through a further year of law study abroad in one of the School's partner institutions in Europe and overseas. 

Top reasons to study with us

  • Develop your legal skills – You'll learn the legal skills of interviewing and advising, advocacy, practical legal research and negotiation in course-specific modules designed to prepare you for practice
  • Practise in a real-world environment – You'll gain hands-on experience in assessed modules in Years 3 and 4, advising real clients at the Westminster Law School Legal Advice Clinic
  • Prepare to qualify – As part of our course, you'll complete the Legal Practice Course modules needed before commencing a training contract to become a solicitor
  • Expand your network – Introduce yourself to the legal profession by taking part in our Legal Skills Academy, attending employer-led workshops and visiting the London Law Fair
  • Specialise in your area of interest – Alongside our core professional modules, you can specialise in Entertainment/Media Law, Commercial Law, International Law, Theory and Human Rights, Criminal Law and Justice, or Welfare Law
  • Be inspired by our graduates – Many of our alumni are now student mentors and regular contributors to the Legal Skills Academy

Course structure

Teaching methods include lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises.

Assessment methods include open- and closed-book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework.

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

Subjects of study include:

  • Contracts: Law and Practice
  • Legal Systems and Skills
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law in Context
  • Criminal Law

One optional subject from the following:

  • Criminal Justice: Crime and Punishment
  • 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:

  • 21st Century Law and Skills
  • Land Law
  • EU Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Two 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
  • Legal Theory and Diversity 

Credit Level 5

Students can choose to spend an additional year of study abroad at partner institutions around the world. They study for 120 additional credits through the two Law Study Abroad modules.

Subjects of study include:

  • Legal Practice Skills (including PLR and Writing)
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Clinical Legal Practice

One optional subject from:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Dissertation in Law
  • Elements of Human Rights: Idea, Law, and Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Gender, Sexuality and Critical Legal Perspectives
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Law of International Trade
  • Media Law
  • New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Religion, Law and Society
  • Sustainability Law and Policy

Credit Level 6

Subjects of study include:

  • Clinical Legal 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
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Internet and Social Media Law
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Acquisitions
  • Housing
  • International Family Law

Credit Level 7

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree and is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

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Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.


The University’s Careers and Employability Service has built up a network of over 3,000 employers around the world, helping all our students explore and connect with exciting opportunities and careers.

Student satisfaction

100% of our M-Law students were satisfied with the quality of the course.

(Source: Discover Uni – site accessed in May 2020)

Gain international experience

Our M-Law course has several international law options, the chance to study abroad, the option to learn a foreign language alongside your studies and is supported by our international and European student law societies

Graduates in work or further study

95% of our M-Law students are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation. 

(Source: Discover Uni – site accessed in May 2020)

Industry links

We have strong links with the legal profession, which include partnerships with alumni, leading figures in the industry and professional bodies.

Westminster Law School and its student law societies provide a series of careers and subject-specific workshops and events throughout the academic year, designed to support the curriculum, and alumni panels to give students the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Recent guests and organisations include Sir Richard Arnold, Jo Sidhu QC, SEO London, Kingsley Napley LLP, Tuckers Solicitors, Goldsmiths Chambers, Sheridans and the Government Legal Profession.

In collaboration with other London universities and the Law Society, Westminster Law School helps to organise the London Law Fair every year. Students are introduced to a wide range of blue chip employers, as well as leaders in the legal profession through workshops and presentations, offered free careers advice in CV clinics, and can network in the headquarters of one of the major branches of the legal profession. Recent exhibitors included:

  • Accutrainee Limited
  • Bristows LLP
  • Cooley (UK) LLP
  • Devonshires Solicitors LLP
  • Farrer & Co LLP
  • Freeths LLP
  • Government Legal Profession
  • HFW
  • Kingsley Napley LLP
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • Osborne Clarke
  • Russell-Cooke
  • Shakespeare Martineau LLP
  • Wedlake Bell LLP
  • Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Work experience

As a law student at the University of Westminster, you'll have the chance to:

  • Volunteer at the Westminster Law School Legal Advice Clinic
  • Take part in other work-based learning opportunities, such as employer-led workshops and legal advice training
  • Complete an optional placement in your second year
  • Apply to find a mentor through the University’s mentoring service
  • Study abroad with one of our University partners

Job roles

This course will prepare you for a range of roles, including:

      • Solicitor
      • Barrister
      • Paralegal
      • Advice worker
      • Civil service administrator
      • Compliance officer
      • Legal executive

      Graduate employers

      Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:

        • Barclays Bank
        • Financial Ombudsman Service
        • Kingsley Napley LLP
        • Latham and Watkins LLP
        • Mackrell.Solicitors
        • Serious Fraud Office
        • Sheridans
        • Westkin Associates
        • Winckworth Sherwood LLP

        Why study this course?

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        Boost your employability

        You can develop your professional outlook by joining our mentoring scheme, and you'll have the option to take skills and work-based learning modules in every year of our course. 

        Felt challenged to achieve their best work

        100% of our M-Law students agreed that our course has challenged them to achieve their best work.

        (Source: Discover Uni – site accessed in May 2020)

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        Be supported

        Feel supported by our experienced personal tutoring team and a curriculum designed to support your wellbeing and smooth the transition into university life. 

        Online open days

        Join us at an online open day and get a feel for student life at the University of Westminster.

        You'll get a chance to: 

        • Speak to our academic staff
        • Take a virtual reality tour of our student halls
        • Ask us any questions you may have about student finance and accommodation

        Find an online open day

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        Entry Requirements

        • A Levels – BBC to ABB 
        • International Baccalaureate – 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
        • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM
        • BTEC Diploma – Not accepted on its own
        • Access – 112 to 128  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

        In addition to one of the above, you should have: 

        • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

        If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element.

        We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.

        View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

        • International Baccalaureate – 27 points

        If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall with 5.5 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.

        What our students say

        Shaheen Mamun

        Shaheen Mamun


        Being awarded the Malcolm X Young Persons 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 extracurricular activities I participated in at the University of Westminster are now paying dividends.

        Samantha Watson

        Samantha Watson


        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 has progressed and discovered which area of law or which career path we wish to go into. There is a real sense of community at the University and the tutors are always there to offer their support and guidance, especially now that we are approaching the final stages.

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        Learn new skills

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        Learn a new language

        From Arabic to Spanish, you can learn a new language alongside your degree with our Polylang programme

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        Develop your entrepreneurial skills

        Our award-winning Creative Enterprise Centre offers industry networking events, workshops, one-to-one business advice and support for your startup projects. 

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        Gain extra qualifications

        We provide access to free online courses in Adobe and Microsoft Office applications, as well as thousands of specialist courses on LinkedIn Learning.

        Fees and Funding

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

        When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

        Find out how we set our tuition fees.


        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.


        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: £14,000 (Price per academic year)

        When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

        Find out how we set our tuition fees.

        International student funding

        Find out about funding for international students.


        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.

        Teaching and assessment

        Below you'll find examples of how marks have been calculated and study time distributed in the past. Changes to assessment weights and division of study time may be made in response to feedback and in accordance with our terms and conditions.

        How you'll be taught

        Teaching methods across all our undergraduate courses focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, as well as group work. Teaching will be informed by our research, giving you the benefit of the knowledge of current theories and, where appropriate, their practical application.

        Scheduled hours Independent study Placement

        How you'll be assessed

        Assessment methods across our undergraduate courses may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, videos, podcasts and posters, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.


        Written exams Practical Coursework

        Data from the academic year 2019/20


        Little Titchfield Street is the home of Westminster Law School and, as part of our Regent Campus, benefits from a central London location. The facilities include a full-size mock courtroom, high-tech learning spaces, a pro-bono clinic and a 382-seat lecture theatre.

        Our Regent Campus is made up of three locations – 309 Regent Street, Little Titchfield Street and Wells Street, all of which are just a five-minute walk from Oxford Street.

        For more details, visit our Little Titchfield Street page.

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