Law (Juris Doctor), LL.M. | University of York | York, United Kingdom
36 months
21950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Law (Juris Doctor) course at the University of York and learn from experienced legal professionals and world-class academics as you immerse yourself in realistic simulations of legal practice.

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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.

Career opportunities

Many graduates pursue careers such as:

  • Lawyer
  • Litigation Paralegal Solicitor
  • Commercial in-house lawyer
  • Attorney-at-law

Some of our students also go on to work in sectors not directly related to law such as:

  • Finance
  • Health and Social Work
  • Public Administration
  • Retail

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Law 
  • Financial Crime 
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity  
  • Professional Legal Skills 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Legal Services, Professionalism and Commercial Awareness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21950 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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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