Overview of Pre-Masters in Law


Our Pre-Masters in Law programme is designed for graduates wanting to progress onto an LLM or other law-related  Master’s degree in the UK. It is a full-time course taught over one academic year focusing on different aspects of the UK legal system including contract law, tort law, legal English, and criminal law.

Course Content

There is a strong emphasis on developing the learning and research skills required for studies at postgraduate level in the UK. The study skills module in the first term includes instruction on referencing and avoiding plagiarism, completing literature reviews, different research methodologies and approaching case study questions.

Methods of teaching and learning encourage students to evaluate, analyse, and apply information, and to appreciate the relationship between theories and concepts and the real world of legal practice. They also study communication skills and improve their approach to different employment contexts such as delivering effective presentations and making a good impression at interviews.

We appreciate that for students whose first language is not English, achieving the necessary IELTS score to meet university entry requirements is a daunting prospect. On our programme, you will receive six hours tuition of Academic English per week throughout the course specifically focused on the IELTS test.

As an integral part of the programme, students are given one-to-one assistance in choosing and applying to law related Masters courses at UK universities. External expert speakers supplement the teaching programme and trips to universities and other places of specific interest to law students are arranged such as the Courts of Justice and the chambers of legal firms.

The Pre-Masters in Law course will not only enhance your chances of securing a place at a good university but will also give you a strong foundation for success once you get there.

Course Structure

Part  One

  • The English Legal System
  • Legal English
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Academic English

Part Two

  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Individual Project
  • Academic English
Entry Requirements

Students will normally have successfully completed a degree. Some diplomas at higher education level might also meet the entry requirements.

Students must have an English language level equivalent to 5.5 IELTS with minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing. For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional courses are available. Click here to find out more.

Also, we offer One to one Tutoring, please click here to find our more!

Satisfactory reference

For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional courses are available. Click here to find out more.

Programme Length

One academic year

Intake Dates

Start dates:
8th January 2024



IFG Courses January 2024

We offer the option of either joining us in London or Abu Dhabi or studying online in our virtual classroom.

Start dates:
8th January 2024

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