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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary


Our LLM in Legal Practice with LPC brings together the essential skills and knowledge to train as a solicitor, and masters-level legal research skills that can help you stand out in a competitive jobs market.

Ready for work

The LPC element is designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor. It's practical, interactive and delivered by experienced legal professionals who understand what it takes to succeed in the workplace. As you study, you'll learn to think and behave like a solicitor.

The LPC elements of the course meet the academic requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).

Specialist knowledge

Meanwhile, the LLM advanced study element offers the chance for you to specialise in an area of the law that interests you, developing valuable legal research skills along the way.

Our staff have varied specialisms and you could learn from some of the leading researchers in fields such as human rights, discrimination law and equality law.


The LPC element of the course is designed to prepare you fully for life as a solicitor. It’s practical, interactive and delivered by experienced legal professionals who understand what it takes to succeed in the workplace. There’s an emphasis on real-life legal scenarios, so you’ll be able to try your hand at everything from interviewing clients and writing letters of advice, to preparing legal documents and appearing in court. This means you’ll learn to think and behave like a professional as you develop the knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today’s legal environment.

With our innovative study combination, you'll also complete advanced masters-level study to gain an LLM. The LLM will allow you to specialise in an area of the law of particular interest to you, expanding your knowledge in line with your professional or academic goals. You’ll also develop advanced critical and analytical skills as you carry out an extensive research project. You’ll be supported through the process by specialist researchers at the forefront of their field, people who are shaping the legal environment in areas like human rights, discrimination, medical ethics and free movement.

The facilities at Manchester Law School are modern and well-equipped. You’ll be able to make the most of exclusive study areas and comprehensive legal libraries – there’s even a mock courtroom on site where you can hone your oral presentation and advocacy skills.

It all adds up to a qualification that can make a real difference to your career. The LPC will set you on the professional path to becoming a solicitor, while the LLM elements of study show that you have the intellectual drive and dedication to succeed in your chosen area of law – setting you apart from the crowd.


This combined course opens doors to a variety of careers across the legal sphere. With an LPC under your belt, you’ll be ready to start your journey towards becoming a qualified solicitor. In addition, your internationally recognised LLM qualification can lead to exciting opportunities the world over. The research skills you’ll build can boost your appeal across a range of organisations.

Our Careers and Employability Service is here throughout your time with us, ready to offer advice and guidance to support your professional ambitions. You can also improve your CV by volunteering for pro bono work through our network of legal partners.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research proposal - Core
Dissertation/Research Project - Core

Tuition fees

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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants need a qualifying law honours degree, a Graduate Diploma in Law or an exemption granted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). If you intend to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you need to look at the SRA website for the requirements to enter the profession. If you intend to practise in another jurisdiction you will need to find out the requirements to do so.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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