This course combines the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and further LLM elements of study. This gives you the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to practice as a solicitor, whilst achieving advanced masters-level legal research skills.
The LPC element of this course follows the same path as our traditional LPC, designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor. The LPC is client focused and will give you the legal knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today’s market, placing an emphasis on simulating real-life legal scenarios.
The LLM element of this course includes research methods study and an assessed research proposal leading to a supervised, assessed dissertation or research project of 15,000 words. A member of the teaching team will supervise you during this process.
“The best reasons to study at Manchester Law School are the facilities, the amazing personal tutors, and the connections they have with local firms.” – Anjali Patel, LLB & LPC Graduate
Specialist LPC Facilities
Recognising the challenging nature of solicitor training, the Law School has a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the LPC. Students have access to postgraduate study areas, legal libraries and a mock courtroom where you can practice your legal skills in a realistic legal environment.
Practitioner Mentor Scheme
Designed specifically for LPC students, the Practitioner Mentor Scheme helps you to establish a direct link with someone in practice who you can approach for advice and questions.
North West and national law firms provide high achieving LPC students with exclusive placements related to their elective subjects. This provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in an area of law, which interests them.
“The staff were in a great position to offer me sound career advice and tips about the best route into the legal profession and the route that was most suited to me personally.” – James Makin, GDL & LPC Graduate
The LLM in Legal Practice with LPC is eligible for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme from the UK Government to UK and EU residents. Please check your eligibility on our website.
For further funding options, please visit our website.
At Manchester Law School, we place great emphasis on helping you establish your career.
The LPC element of this course allows you to gain the professional qualification required to practice as a solicitor. Many of our LPC students find legally related employment after graduating, despite many of our students starting the course without a training contract in place prior to arriving.
As well as this, the specialist knowledge you will gain from Masters level study will prepare you for various roles within the legal profession or related fields. Alternatively, you could follow a career in public administration, the civil service, voluntary and community sectors, teaching or academia.
Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance with initiating new links to the profession. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to increase your links with members of the Northern Circuit.
During your studies, you will also have access to the Faculty of Business and Law’s Careers and Employability Service. This will continue for up to three years after you graduate. There is a range of careers support services on offer including networking cafes and an annual Pro Bono and Legal Careers Fair.