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MLaw Exempting Bar

For those aspiring to be a barrister, this comprehensive course tailor-made for aspiring legal professionals. Over the course of years three and four, you'll not only complete your law degree, including all foundations of law subject, but also undertake the Bar Course.

Upon successful completion, you'll graduate with a Masters in Law and may even receive the call to the Bar from one of the prestigious four Inns of Court. This distinctive undergraduate course, accredited by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), is a fantastic way to achieve your ambitions with one integrated degree.

Throughout your journey, you'll hone essential barrister skills such as advocacy, conferencing, and opinion writing under the tutelage of a predominantly barrister-qualified teaching team. The course offers abundant opportunities for hands-on experience, including internships with barristers' chambers (mini pupillage) and the judiciary (marshalling).

Graduates of this esteemed course have successfully secured coveted pupillages and tenancies in both independent and employed Bar settings. Moreover, you will be well-equipped for diverse career paths in business, management, and finance.


Year 3 (Level 6) Modules

Please note, these modules may be subject to change.


Students can choose one optional module in semester 1 OR one optional module in semester 2.

Civil Litigation (LW7119)

Family Professional Practice (LW7122)

Civil Professional Practice (LW7123)

Compulsory Module:

Equity and Trusts LW6000 (20 Credits)


Optional Modules (all 20 credits):

Student Law Office Advice Clinic (20 credits) LW6054 

Intellectual Property Law LW6007

Commercial Contracts LW6010

Law of Outer Space LW6036

Legal History LW6026

Introduction to Comparative and International Criminal Law LW6014

Medical Law LW6011

International Law LW6022

Maritime Law LW6042

Family Law LW6012

Environment and Sustainability LW6055


Compulsory Module:

Law of the European Union (LW6006) (20 Credits)


Optional Modules (all 20 credits):

Student Law Office: Advice Clinic LW6054 

Company Law LW6020

Fashion Law LW6050

Aviation Law LW6056

Employment Law LW6017

Sentencing and Punishment LW6009

International Family Law LW6028

Disability Law LW6057  

Consumer Law LW6008

Law in the Community LW6058

Sports Law LW6025


Students may opt to exit at end of year 3 with LLB (Hons).



Year 4 (Level 7) Modules

Students have lots of freedom to choose according to their interests. You must acquire 120 credits throughout your final year. 60 of these credits are made up of compulsory modules and students can choose the other 3 modules to make up the remaining 60 credits.

Professional Practice & Ethics (LW7120)

Criminal Professional Practice (LW7121)

Criminal Litigation (LW7118)

Optional Modules (all 20 credits):

Financial Crime LW7090

Commercial Contracts LW7091

Space Law: Theory and Doctrine LW7148

Intellectual Property LW7039

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science LW7127

Youth Justice LW7126

Optional Modules (all 20 credits):

International Dispute Resolution LW7092

Corporate Finance LW7093

International Commercial Law LW7095

Cyber Law LW7098

Terrorism Law LW7106

Artificial Intelligence and the Law LW7149

Law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) LW7096

Law of Data Management LW7100

Space Governance: Themes and Concepts LW7147

Theories of Punishment LW7130

Transnational Criminal Law LW7129

Comparative Law of Evidence LW7128

Child Protection Law LW7151

Housing Law LW7108

Clinical Negligence   LW7116

Sales and Acquisitions LW7094

Police and Policing LW7152

Independent Research Project LW7153



Modules may be subject to change due to demand and subscription. Speak to our department staff at Open Days and Events for further information.

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