Manchester Metropolitan University

Postgraduate study

Our postgraduate and professional programmes are taught by highly experienced professionals, including practicising solicitors and barristers, district judges and renowned research academics.

Study at the heart of the second largest legal hub in the UK, and a thriving destination of major economic importance, both in the UK and internationally. 

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Master of Laws (LL.M)

Full-time, Part-time

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by ad...

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Master of Laws (LL.M)

"You will develop advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills on the LLM route that you decide to take."

Dr Damian Mather, LLM Programme Director.

 

Advanced legal skills
Studying the LLM allows you to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills.

Specialist routes
You can follow one of four distinct routes, or tailor a programme to your own interests through a choice of modules.

Internationally recognised qualification
The LLM is an internationally recognised qualification that will significantly boost your legal CV in a competitive jobs market.

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Top-up LL.M in Legal Practice

Accelerated, Part-Time, Distance Learning

This ‘top-up’ course allows you to use your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (after either the LPC or the BPTC/BVC or equivalent level professional legal...

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Top-up LL.M in Legal Practice

"An internationally recognised qualification that will help you stand out in a competitive jobs market."

Dr Damian Mather, LLM Programme Director

 

Extend your knowledge

The Top-Up LL.M allows you to extend your knowledge of an area of the law directly related to practice.

Boost your career prospects

A master’s qualification adds further academic and practical weight to your CV, helping you to stand out in a highly competitive jobs market.

Flexible study

This course is available in accelerated (over 1 year), part-time and distance learning modes, which allows you to shape your study around a busy lifestyle.

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Graduate Diploma in Law

Full-time, Part-time

Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career but don‘t have an undergraduate degree in law, or who have significant work experience but no form...

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Graduate Diploma in Law

"Manchester Law School and its staff are really strong in helping you to develop your practical skills."

Jessica Purchase

 

Convert your degree
The Graduate Diploma in Law allows you to pursue a rewarding and challenging legal career without having studied an undergraduate law degree.

Mooting
Mooting simulates a court hearing, which tests your ability to present a legal argument. Our GDL students compete in national mooting competitions all over the country; in 2015, a student team from Manchester Law School was crowned National Mooting Champions.

Your future in Law
The GDL is a qualifying law degree, allowing you to pursue further training as a solicitor or barrister after completing the course. Alternatively, a GDL from Manchester Law School will equip you with the skills to pursue alternative careers in areas such as business, finance and management.

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Legal Practice Course

Full-time, Part-time

Designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor, the LPC programme at Manchester Law School will provide you with a thorough and rigorous start to your career. With an emphasis on ...

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Legal Practice Course

"The LPC is an enjoyable course, the teaching is very individual with great support and personal attention."

Khrystanne George

 

Professional focus

Our Legal Practice Course is a professional course that enables you to qualify as a solicitor. The LPC focuses on simulating real life legal situations – getting you to think and behave like a legal professional from day one.

Practitioner mentoring

Our Practitioner Mentor Scheme allows LPC students to pair up with a local lawyer who will advise you on your course, career and more. 

Your career

Our students benefit from a dedicated careers service, and acquire real-world experience. As an LPC student you will have the opportunity to take part in competitive work placements and Pro Bono activities. 

 

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Bar Professional Training Course

Full-time, Part-time

Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigor...

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Bar Professional Training Course

"The support and advice from the tutors, as well as the practical experience is invaluable."

Helen Longworth

 

Professional training
Our BPTC is designed to equip you with the skills and expertise you will need for pupillage, the final stage of training to be a barrister, and a successful career.

Additional Professional Programme (APP)
Our innovative APP bridges the gap between student and professional life, including guest lectures from judges and clerks of Chambers.

The Bar in Manchester
You no longer have to go to London to train for the Bar; instead enjoy the financial benefits and unparalleled legal links that Manchester provides.

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