Top-up LLM in Legal Practice




This ‘top-up’ course allows you to use your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC or BPTC/BVC) to obtain a full masters-level qualification. Study is flexible and allows you to deepen your knowledge of an area of the law directly related to practice.

You will study a Research Methods unit and Dissertation or Research Project in an area of practical law chosen by you (subject to approval).

Expert researchers and teaching staff

The teaching team at Manchester Law School consists of over 80 academic specialists and practising legal professionals with strong working links to the Northern Circuit.

The LLM teaching team have close links with civic society, think tanks, European institutions and policy-makers. They are recognised researchers who have been important in developing new research in areas such as equality law, medical ethics, human rights, free movement law and discrimination law.

Outstanding Facilities

Manchester Law School students benefit from excellent facilities, including legal libraries, IT zones and a mock courtroom. You will have access to an award-winning Faculty building with dedicated postgraduate study areas and a careers hub.

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This course is ideal for those seeking to boost their existing LPC or BPTC qualifications with an internationally recognised legal qualification. You will add further academic and practical legal weight to your CV, which will help you stand out in a highly competitive legal jobs market.

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