Intellectually challenging and skills-focused, this course will ensure you are ready to embrace the challenges of an international career in law. You'll be challenged to identify client interests, analyse legal issues, research relevant law and procedure and develop solutions.
We teach in small groups using our groundbreaking Problem Based Learning methodology to develop your personal, professional and legal skills.
You'll graduate with a unique combination of insight into how professional legal practice works. These legal and interpersonal skills and values will enable you to perform at the highest levels and in firms of all types. The JD (Juris Doctor) is recognised across the globe as an entry-level qualification into legal practice. Subject to any local requirements, completing this course could be a stepping stone to sitting Bar exams in jurisdictions as diverse as the USA, Australia and Hong Kong.
Careers and skills
The Law (Juris Doctor) course at the University of York is a key stepping stone to legal practice in jurisdictions across the globe. As an internationally recognised qualification with an emphasis on combining functioning legal knowledge and a strong base of practice skills, it provides a clear pathway into the law and legal services sector and corporate/commercial practice.
The PBL approach together with masterclasses from practitioners and professionals develops students' commercial and client awareness. You'll have access to Link Days with law firms, plus a full range of employability sessions and networking opportunities on legal and other careers, arranged and facilitated by the Law School's dedicated law employability tutor.
Many graduates pursue careers such as:
- Litigation Paralegal Solicitor
- Commercial in-house lawyer
Some of our students also go on to work in sectors not directly related to law such as:
- Health and Social Work
- Public Administration
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- Environmental Law
- Financial Crime
- Mental Health and Mental Capacity
- Professional Legal Skills
- Dispute Resolution
- Legal Services, Professionalism and Commercial Awareness
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 499 other Masters in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent
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International18350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18350 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.