Master of Science in Law (MSc)

Designed specifically for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level, our MSc in Law gives you the opportunity to learn the practical legal skills of analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills, in a practical and interactive way. To ensure that you have a smooth transition from your previous non-law studies, we’ve designed this course to include a pre-course programme where you will be able to get support in learning about legal method. This compulsory addition to the course means that you will be ready to get started on your legal studies as soon as the course begins. Our structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers either face-to-face on campus or online. On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you wish to keep your career options open.
When you study the MSc in Law with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

Course Structure

You take a combination of compulsory and concentration modules to a total of 120 credits. The first year introduces you to the essential concepts and methods of Law terms, while the next year build on that knowledge and allow you to study core subjects in depth. 
In Year 1, you take 12 compulsory 60-credit modules
In Year 2, you take 20 concentration credits and 40 compulsory credit modules with a project work.

LLM 101 Research Methodology 5
LLM 102 Corporate Jurisprudence 5
LLM 103 Life and Fire Insurance 5
LLM 104 Judicial Process 5
LLM 105 Law of Intellectual Property 1 5
LLM 106 Law of Intellectual property 2 5
LLM 107 US Law and Legal System 5
LLM 108 Legal Methods 5
LLM 109 Legal Research 5
LLM 110 Public Law & the Regulatory Process 5
LLM 111 Survey Course in Specialty 5
LLM 112 Ethics in Law & Public Policy 5
LLM 113 Dispute Resolution & Negotiation 5
LLM 114 Criminal Justice Systems 5
LLM 115 Consumer Law 5
LLM 116 Competition Law 5
B1003 Industrial Training 10
B1004 Presentation / Seminar 10
B1005 Project Work 20

Mode of Delivery

The MSc Programme is taken over twelve months of full-time study. Part-time candidates normally fulfil the requirements of the degree in 24 months.
The programme will be delivered through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group work
  • Guided independent study.

You will complete two compulsory courses and four option courses. This is followed by work towards an independently researched dissertation.


The following are requirements for admission to the programme:

  • At least three years of work experience in the public and private sectors, voluntary/community-based organizations, and international and non-governmental organizations;
  • A recognized relevant University Degree from a well recognized institution and evidenced by transcripts and copies certificates,etc.
  • A brief curriculum vitae that provides an overview of education, work and other professional activities;
  • Sufficient references (at least three) from persons in the professional and academic communities;

Assessment and verification

We assess both the theoretical and practical elements of the course. Assessment is through written assignments, a profile of evidence of teaching standards and observed teaching. All modules within this program are internally assessed by KIMT and externally verified by Azteca University. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. To achieve a pass for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor will provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.


Knowledge, understanding and intellectual skills are assessed through a combination of course assignments and presentations.

The weighting for the final overall assessment for each course taken shall be as follows:

  • 90% Assignments
  • 10% Presentation and viva

At the end of the program each student also submit a research project paper

Programme modality

The program is studied 100% online through the virtual learning platform with tutor support. You will receive excellent support from the academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.


The programme is design to be delivered through 2 years but can be completed earlier.


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