Postgraduate Pathway in Law

A postgraduate pathway will give you valuable insight into postgraduate-level studies in the UK. Most importantly, It will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills you need to excel in your chosen taught master's degree.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

Minimum 15 Years' Education


Year Pre-Master's Studies Master's Degree


£9,350 (one semester)


*All Brunel University London Pathway College course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.



One semester (January, May and September intake)

Pre-Master Studies

Typical Modules

  • Applied Concepts
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 5
  • Research Methods


January, May, September

Please note: an ILSC Module will be included in the timetable for students that do not meet Brunel University London's direct entry English requirement. This is to ensure students meet Brunel's English entry requirement prior to progression.

Course outline

 Brunel is one of just a few law schools to have invested in a full moot court complete with judge’s bench, seating for counsel and court clerks, a gallery for up to 50 other participants, a deliberation room for judges and full audio-visual facilities. As well as helping students hone their skills in court, these facilities are used by our student-led Brunel Law Society for mooting and debating, which we hope you’ll get involved with.

We are rightly renowned for world-class research, and our students are our torch-bearers. It’s our mission for you to leave with a lifelong passion for the law and understanding how it relates to the wider society. Many of our students are involved in enriching and improving the lives of others through opportunities such as volunteering (for example, in Greece with our Athens Refugee Project).

Studying at Brunel Law School brings with it the benefit of being able to explore and enjoy London, with everything that this great capital city has to offer from arts and culture to sports and financial services.

In this Pre Masters you will take the following four core modules.

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

Students will develop a range of academic and communicative skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. They will also develop a range of transferable communicative skills (written and oral) that prepare students for professional life and develop independent learning and encourage students to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.

Critical and Creative thinking

The Critical and Creative Thinking module has been designed to assist learners in developing a range of critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. This will be achieved by learners gaining an understanding of concepts used in critical thinking; interpreting the arguments of others and developing effective arguments of their own whether in spoken or written form.

Research Methods

This Research Methods module has been specifically designed for students who are required to demonstrate appropriate research and study skills at Masters level at Brunel University. Successful completion of this module indicates that students have obtained a good understanding of and ability to apply the requisite skills involved in understanding, evaluating, conducting, and reporting research. This module is designed to assist students in developing a critical awareness and familiarity with research methods; and provide students with underpinning knowledge and understanding of research methods and methodologies and a solid grounding for the more advanced research skills required in postgraduate study.

Applied Concepts

This module has been designed to guide students through the key activities and concepts which need to be undertaken and applied for the production of a written report at postgraduate level. The students are encouraged to reflect upon their approach in constructing their report, through continual feedback in tutorials, developing skills that will help in the re-evaluation of the decisions they make, drawing upon theory and its relation to practice. Students will produce a short appraisal of their self-reflection to accompany the completed report. The students will be required to present their work both in written and oral form. This module will enable students to apply concepts which they have studied in the complementary modules on the Pre Masters programme element.

This pathway leads to the following Brunel University London Master's degrees:

Careers and your future

The Brunel Law School has strong industry links, allowing us to offer placements in a variety of legal environments to strengthen your learning and professional experience.

With our own law careers advisers, we will help you to work on your future career from day one. As a Brunel Law School student, you will have access to many workshops and masterclasses to gain the knowledge you need to make your first step after you graduate.

You will leave Brunel with a firm grounding in law and with solid legal knowledge, allowing you to be flexible in your future choices. The Master of Laws LLM will prepare you for work in the corporate world and government as well as legal roles in the humanitarian, corporate, civil and criminal fields.

All our Law programmes offer you the option to study either full-time or part-time and we offer start dates in September and January. Brunel Law School offers small, 15–credit modules, providing further flexibility and allowing you to tailor your study according to your own interests.

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