Why the MLaw is the most direct route to becoming a solicitor


One course with all the learning you need to qualify as a solicitor

There are plenty of course options when it comes to choosing a law degree. But if you are focused on qualifying as a solicitor, the MLaw has some particular advantages. 

For example, The University of Law runs an MLaw (Solicitors’ Practice) course which combines all the academic knowledge needed to become a solicitor. Once you graduate from the course, you only need to fulfil the qualifying work experience in order to qualify as a solicitor.

In this article we'll take a closer look at how an MLaw course could take you towards a career as a solicitor, and what to expect from The University of Law's MLaw (Solicitors’ Practice) course in particular.

What is an MLaw course?

An MLaw is an integrated Masters course. It typically last for four years of full-time study, during which time you'll study LLB (Bachelor of Laws) content as well as working towards your Masters.

In the case of The University of Law's MLaw (Solicitors’ Practice) course, the first three years are spent studying LLB modules, covering what you'll need to know for the SQE1 assessment (you can find out more about the SQE route to qualifying as a solicitor in our article).

In years three and four, the focus sharpens onto the knowledge and skills needed to sit SQE1 and SQE2 assessments, with those exams taken during year 4.

Is MLaw the right course?

As you can see, an MLaw course is intended for people who have a specific legal career in mind at the end of their studies.

However, if you opt for the MLaw course and change your mind at the end of either year one or two, you are able to transfer your studies onto a standard LLB course. So there is still the flexibility to move around if you need to.

Advantages of an MLaw course at The University of Law

You can find out more about the MLaw (Solicitors’ Practice) course on The University of Law's website. Here's a quick summary of some of the plus points to studying this course.

  • The MLaw course is eligible for full undergraduate student loan funding for all four years.

  • The course is taught predominantly by qualified lawyers, designed to cover a comprehensive legal curriculum and focus on the skills that employers are actively looking for in a candidate. The goal is to prepare you for your career and give you the best headstart possible.

  • The course includes access to The University of Law's bespoke SQE revision app, stacked with a huge bank of questions mapped to the SQE syllabus to help your revision as well as feedback on your answers.

  • There is a range of optional modules available, aimed at developing and enhancing your knowledge in specific practice areas, including human rights, immigration law, international trade and more.

Our partnership with The University of Law

The University of Law

The Student Room is proud to work with The University of Law as the official partner of our law hub, where current and future law students can find the advice and guidance they need.

The University of Law welcomes intelligent, ambitious students interested in the world around them; people who question systems, procedures and behaviours, and are not afraid to challenge convention.

Study at The University of Law and you’ll be equipped with the professional knowledge you need to excel in your chosen career, and supported by an award-winning employability service to help you get there.