MA Law (Conversion)

MA Law (Conversion)


Master of Arts in Law conversion course is a specially designed postgraduate degree for non-law graduates who want to gain a general legal qualification at Master’s level. As an internationally recognised qualification, a Law Master’s is a great addition to your portfolio. With a strong level of support from the start, this course is a great introduction to law if you hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline. Successful completion of the MA Law (Conversion) qualifies you to progress on to study the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a barrister.

With the MA Law (Conversion) qualification, you will develop core legal skill and a solid understanding of the foundation areas of legal knowledge, alongside options for further specialist study. You will also gain a deeper understanding of law and legal reasoning and access to a broad range of careers.


  • 12 months (Full-time)
  • Up to 26 months (Part-time)

Information at a Glance

Commencement Date:

January 2023 (Pending registration)
This intake is subject to registration approval by the Non-local Course Registry.

Application Deadline:

To be updated soon

Tuition Fee:

To be updated soon

Medium of Instruction:


Mode of Instruction:


Expression of Interest

The University of Law

Renowned History

• One of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education since 1876

Teaching Quality

• Courses are taught by qualified lawyers. Students will also benefit from practical training other than just theoretical teaching
• Access to a number of opportunities to work on cases while studying

Powerful Networking

• UK’s largest legal alumni group with over 80,000 members. The University of Law Hong Kong Alumni Network (HKAN) has a strong alumni database, including qualified lawyers from the Hong Kong, United Kingdom and other Asia Pacific countries
• Working with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms
• Close links with a wide range of barristers’ chambers

Promising Career

• Providing students with the best employability service including professional advice, practical experience and links to the profession to help our students to succeed in their career goals

Flexible Study Options

• Both full-time and part-time options are available



Course Structure

Designed specifically for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level, the MA Law (Conversion) 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 a smooth transition from previous non-law studies, a pre-course programme is required for all students through which you will be able to get support in learning about legal methods. This enables you to be ready to get started on your legal studies as soon as the course begins.

Our structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers face-to-face on Hong Kong campus. 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.

Required pre-course study

Before starting your MA Law (Conversion), you will need to complete an online pre-course study programme on legal method, designed specifically to prepare you for this course, so you’re up to speed when you arrive.

Modules Credits
English Legal System and Constitutional Law (including Retained EU Law) 15
Tort Law 15
Contract Law 15
Criminal Law 15
Administrative Law and Human Rights 15
Land Law 15
Trusts 15
Law of Organisations 15
Skills and Behaviours Non-credit-bearing
Dissertation in Law Module (8,000 words) 60



Application Period

The upcoming intake will commence in January^ in 2023.

^ The University of Law is seeking registration under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493 for MA Law (Conversion).

Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to possess a 2:2 or above from an undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent qualifications.
  • English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Please note that non-local students can only undertake full-time courses. Part-time study is not permitted due to Hong Kong Immigration Department regulations.


Course Details

Dr Sonia Lee
Phone: 2774 8536

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500
Fax: 2365 1000

The information is for guidance only and does not form part of any contract. The University of Law reserves the right to change any of the programmes, entry requirements and tuition fees without notice.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.