About this degree
If you study the four year integrated Masters MLaw Professional Legal Practice course, you will graduate with a Masters level qualification and will also be exempt from the LPC.
Our classes are taught by practising lawyers, business leaders and leading academics, so you'll gain practical knowledge alongside your academic studies, ensuring you'll have all the skills needed to practice law.
Our Law programmes are more than just law degrees. Yes, they equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lawyer, but they do so in the corporate environment of an international FTSE 100 company.
You’ll get direct exposure to hugely successful real-world lawyers and business leaders, through regular legal workshops, termly industry conferences and an annual residential. Previous workshops and conferences have been facilitated by leading representatives from Unilever, Savills, Merrill Lynch, Direct Line Group, Holiday Extras, Atos and PA Consulting. You’ll get the chance to compete in national and international competitions and business challenges too.
Top reasons to choose this degree
Explore the fascinating world of the law
• You’ll develop the legal knowledge alongside the complementary skills needed to build a successful career in law
• Our classes are taught by practicing lawyers, business leaders and leading academics.
• You’ll learn how to approach tasks in a clear and logical manner – a skill highly prized by employers
• You can choose to study a three year LLB degree or four year integrated masters.
You'll graduate with a degree from the University of Kent. Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, it is also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity out of 122 multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and has the fifth equal highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions. It has also been voted one of the top five universities for teaching in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education (THE).
You’ll learn from practising lawyers, business leaders and academics through workshops, guest lectures, internships and company-based mentors, as well as the more traditional lectures and seminars. The aim throughout is to give you a proper understanding of what it is to be a lawyer, whether as a barrister/solicitor or in house counsel in a large commercial company, rather than just an understanding of the law.
Designed by Industry
You’ll get direct exposure to hugely successful real world lawyers and business leaders, through regular industry workshops, termly industry conferences and an annual residential. Previous workshops and conferences have been facilitated by leading representatives from Unilever, Savills, Merrill Lynch, Direct Line Group, Holiday Extras, Atos and PA Consulting. You’ll get the chance to compete in national and international competitions and business challenges too.
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Level 4 / Year 1:
- English Legal System 1 (15 credits)
- English Legal System 2 (15 credits)
- Law of Contract (15 credits)
- Law of Tort (15 credits)
- Civil Litigation (15 credits)
Plus a choice of modules including: Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, The Evolution of Global Economies, Self-managed Learning, International Regions 1, Industry Studies 1.
Level 5 / Year 2:
- Constitutional and Administrative Law (15 credits)
- Criminal Law (15 credits)
- Law of the European Union (15 credits)
- Employment Law (15 credits)
- Criminal Litigation (15 credits)
- Advocacy and Negotiation (15 credits)
Plus a choice of modules including: People Management and Leadership, Operations and Project Management, Self-managed Learning, Intellectual Property Law.
Level 6 / Year 3
- Land Law (15 credits)
- Law of Equity and Trusts (15 credits)
- Research Project (30 credits)
- Property Law and Practice (15 credits)
- Wills and Administration of Estates (15 credits)
- Client Management (15 credits)
- Ethics, Professional Conduct and Regulations (15 credits)
Level 7 / Year 4 - LLM Masters of Law
If you’re doing the 4-year integrated masters programme you’ll gain specialised legal training in the following areas in the final year and graduate with an LLM qualification that has global credibility.
- Dissertation (30 credits)
- Business Law and Practice (30 credits)
- Practical Legal Research, Writing and Drafting (15 credits)
- Accounting for Solicitors (15 credits)
- Listed Company Finance and Governance (15 credits)
- Private Company Acquisitions
- Debt Finance (15 credits)
- Self-managed learning (15 credits)
How Will Your Work be Assessed?
We use a range of methods, designed to reflect the kind of activities you may be asked to do in the workplace, either individually or as part of a team. For example, report writing, data analysis, preparing strategies and business cases and presentations. You will also sit exams in some modules.
Designed by industry
Every aspect of this degree has been designed in collaboration with an outstanding industry partner, ranging from the multinational law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co., to the international market in fast moving consumer goods (Unilever), to the glamourous world of fast moving cars (Lotus F1 Team) – to name just three examples.
That means you’ll get direct exposure to hugely successful real-world lawyers and business leaders, through weekly legal workshops, termly industry conferences and an annual residential. Previous workshops and conferences have been facilitated by leading representatives from Unilever, Savills, Merrill Lynch, Direct Line Group, Holiday Extras, Atos and PA Consulting.
You’ll get the chance to compete in national and international mooting competitions and business challenges too, like the L’Oreal Brandstorm competition. Three of our Business and Enterprise students won the UK final in 2013, so you’ll be following in impressive footsteps.
Our fee waiver policy means that the cost of our degrees compares really well to other universities and because you’ll graduate career-ready, it’s a great investment in your future.
The fees include registration, tuition and examination fees, all your reading materials as eBooks and full access to our online library 24/7 as well as much more.
Our fees are as follows, but make sure you read our fee waiver information below:
- Full time: £9,000 per year (£6,000 per year with fee waiver)
The Government offers loans of up to £6,000 pa to full-time students studying on designated courses at Higher Education Institutions like Pearson College London (see the section on student loans). As we are committed to ensuring that talented students with potential have the opportunity to succeed by undertaking one of our degrees, we offer all applicants the opportunity to bring their tuition fees down to £6,000 pa if they successfully complete our applicant day.
This means that you can graduate with less than 70% of the level of student debt when compared to the average debt held by a graduating student from a Public Provider.
Undergraduate entry in 2017 - For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at alternative providers, including Pearson College London, are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for our undergraduate courses to also be designated for the 2017-18 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2017.
Unfortunately, students resident in Wales are not eligible for student loans for programmes at Pearson College London due to the funding rules of the Welsh government.
Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/cdforstudents/ for more information.
Tuition Fee Loans
These are loans from the Student Loans Company, (the student finance companies for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and the money will be sent directly to us to pay your tuition fees.
If you’re a full-time student, you can borrow up to £9,000 pa to pay your tuition fees at a publicly funded university or college, or up to £6,000 pa for a privately-funded one like Pearson College London.
If you’re planning to study full-time, you may also get a Maintenance Loan to help with your living costs. You can apply for this when you apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.
If you’re given a Maintenance Loan you’ll have to pay it back after your degree finishes, but only if you earn above a certain level, currently £21,000 pa. The amount you get depends on your household income and you’ll get money at the start of each term.
Paying Back What You’ve Borrowed
You won’t start paying your Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan back until the April after your degree finishes, and only if you earn above £21,000 a year.
If you’re employed, your repayments will be calculated by your employer and taken directly from your salary, then, at the end of the tax year, they’ll be sent to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The amount you owe will be cancelled after 30 years, or if you become permanently disabled or die.
You may be entitled to extra funding if you’re from a low-income household, you have children or adult dependents, you have a disability or you’re a care leaver.
How to Apply
You can register your details for student finance when you apply for your place through UCAS. Find out more about student finance.
Alternatively, you can apply directly via the Gov.uk website.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We want to make sure that talented students with potential can succeed on our degrees, regardless of your financial situation. That’s why we offer a great range of scholarships and bursaries. To find out more, take a look at the table below.
You’ll automatically be considered for a scholarship if you take part in our Applicant day. You can take part in an Applicant day even if you have/are predicted to get the grades you need. Depending on the scholarship you apply for, you could be awarded up to 100% of your tuition fees.
All scholarships are provided as a tuition fee waiver and any offer will be conditional on you accepting us as ‘Conditional Firm’ or ‘Unconditional Firm’ if applying through UCAS. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.
Our scholarships and bursaries at a glance
Name of Scholarship or Bursary
Applies to Full or Part-Time Students?
How do we Select?
Scholarship or Bursary Value
Full and part-time students
All applicants for all degree courses. Your ability and performance at our Interview and Assessment Day and your tariff points. The top performing candidates will then be offered a scholarship.
25% or 50% of your tuition fees
Full and part-time students
Your POLAR 3 score (quintiles 1 and 2) taken from your UCAS application form, your tariff points (at least 240), your personal statement and your performance at our Interview and Assessment Day.
25% or 50% of your tuition fees
Full and part-time students
BM with Law student only
Your ability and performance at our Interview and Assessment Day.
£10,000 over your degree
*POLAR3 scores - Classification of small areas across the UK, based on the participation rates of young people in higher education (HE). This classification is a new iteration of the existing Participation of Local Areas (POLAR) classification. Known as POLAR3, this new classification supersedes its predecessor, POLAR2. Please see here for further details
We also offer simple, affordable payment plans to help you spread the cost of your tuition fees. To find out more please get in touch with our Academic Registry team.
We’re looking for students with lots of ablity and a real passion for law, from all kinds of backgrounds. We want people with great potential, but we think A-levels are only one way of measuring that, so we use aptitude tests as well, and really value all sorts of experience, including work experience.
Our entry requirements are:
Typical offer: 128-120 UCAS points (ABB to BBB at A Levels) and interview. Students who do not meet, or who are not predicted to meet, the entry requirements will be required to attend an interview and partake and pass our Applicant Day.
English Language Requirements
If your first language is not English you will need to demonstrate sufficient fluency in English.
Pearson Test of English
Business & Enterprise Courses (N100, N190, N101)
a minimum of 5.5 in all skills
a minimum of 59 in all subscores
Business Management Courses (1A54, 4K22, 4J59, 4RW3, 4U75)
with reading and writing 6.0 and no other subscore lower than 5.5
with reading and writing 54 and no other subscore lower than 51
If you have been studying in English for the last two years and you meet the entry requirements for the degree, then you do not need to demonstrate your fluency through IELTS or Pearson Test of English scores.
New UCAS Tarriff for 2017
Only the numbers are changing.
|Qualification and grade||Old tariff||New Tariff|
|A level grade A*||140||56|
|A level grade A||120||48|
|A level grade B||100||40|
|A level grade C||80||32|
|A level grade D||60||24|
|A level grade E||40||16|
You still need to achieve the same grades.
How to apply
We encourage applications from students with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, and we particularly welcome working students.
We’re sorry, but at the moment we can’t accept applications from overseas students to study in the UK, except from the EU.
Step 1 – Apply for your Place
Step 2 – our Academic Team will consider your application very carefully and review your qualifications and grades (both already achieved and predicted). If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you to an Applicant Day.
We encourage all applicants to attend a Business Workshop and sit our entrance exam, even if you meet our entry requirements, as it means we can consider you for a scholarship.
If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you’ll need to attend a Business Workshop and sit our entrance exam.
Step 3 – Business Workshop
The Business Workshop will take place at our offices at 80 Strand and will usually last around two hours. It’s similar to those used by employers when they’re recruiting, so it will get you used to the experience from day one.
Step 4 – Your Offer
If you’ve applied for a full-time place through UCAS, you’ll receive our offer through them, but we’ll also write to you directly.
If you’ve applied for a part-time place, we’ll get in touch with you directly.
Whether you’re full or part-time, your offer may be conditional on you achieving specific grades. If so, we’ll make it clear what those grades are.
If you’d like to talk to us about anything to do with applying for a place please email or call 0203 441 1303.
- UCAS CODE
M200 (LLB) M203 (LLM)
- INSTITUTION CODE
Pearson Business School MidTown
- COURSE START DATES
- TUITION FEES
£9,000 per year or only £6,000 p.a. with a fee waiver
- MODE OF STUDY
- PROGRAMME DURATION
3 years LLB (FT) or 4 years LLM (FT) Option to accelerate and complete the programme in 2 years (subject to minimum numbers)* It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme. The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Typical offer: 128-120 UCAS points (ABB to BBB at A Levels) and interview