Masters of Law Degrees

What is a Masters of Law degree?

A Masters of Law is a postgraduate law degree programme which you would typically study having completed an undergraduate law degree. Such postgraduate programmes often focus upon specific areas of legal study and allow you to become highly specialised in a certain area of law. Studying a Masters of Law degree opens up a range of professional opportunities for those who chose to study for them.

Increasing your employability...

While a postgraduate degree is not a prequisite for a career in law, it can have a number of benefits. Studying for a Masters of Law can:

  • Give you a competitive edge in the job market;
  • Further hone your skills and legal knowledge;
  • Help you to decide which legal area you want to specialise in.

Opportunities for subject specialism

We offer a number of specialist Masters of law programmes, as well a more general programme - our LLM Law - in which you can pick and mix Masters of Law modules around your own academic and professional interests.

Valued across a range of professions...

A postgraduate qualification in Law gives you an opportunity to broaden your knowledge base and increases your employability. Indeed, Law postgraduates are increasingly in demand in other industries thanks to the transferrable skills that you will gain through studying for a degree in law, such as analysis, evaluation and reasoning; research; communication and presentation; team work; problem solving; and, of course, a thorough knowledge of worldwide legal systems.

Postgraduate law programmes at Bangor

Find out more about the types of postgraduate Law degrees we offer here at Bangor.

Law degrees for graduates of other disciplines

If you have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and are looking to study Law, you may wish to take a look at our Law conversion course. Our two-year law conversion course for graduates is not a Masters of law course, but instead allows you to study law up to LLB level. It is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), meaning successful graduates will be eligible to progress onto a Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).