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Entry requirements

You’ll need a qualifying law honours degree, a GDL qualification or exemptions granted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn the law from academic experts. Practice your legal skills in live situations. Manchester Law School gives you the best of both worlds in a supportive University community.

Whether it’s working through a case study in a group, or learning about professional conduct from a leader in the field, we prepare you for life as a solicitor. We develop your legal knowledge while exploring the commercial side of what it takes to succeed.

Real-life practice

You’ll build the skills you need to think and behave as a professional such as interviewing clients, writing letters of advice, preparing legal documents and appearing in court. Our interactive course covers it all.

You can even volunteer your skills to find out what legal work is really about. Our pro bono projects mean you can practice your craft while helping someone in need or providing support for a business.

The course follows the requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority so you can practise in England and Wales.

Features and Benefits

  • Law school community - our law school is a vibrant learning community with students and staff from all over the world.
  • Expert teaching staff - learn from practising solicitors who know what it takes to succeed.
  • Dynamic legal centre - Manchester has a thriving legal sector, with a wide range of national and international firms that specialise in diverse areas of legal practice.
  • Top legal facilities – make use of our 24-hour library, legal library and dedicated careers and employability service.
  • Alumni loyalty discount – we also offer an alumni discount if you graduated from our LLB or Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Pro bono work - you’ll have opportunities for voluntary legal work. Careers advisers, tutors, and department events will all help you develop new links to the profession.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LPC
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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