Taught course

LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar

Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester Law School

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Entry requirements

To be considered for a place, you will normally have to satisfy two criteria:

  • You will hold an LLB degree or have completed the GDL programme.
  • You will have obtained a pass in the Bar Aptitude Test.

BPTC and LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar students are selected primarily on academic ability and must have been awarded at least a 2:2 at first degree level, or international equivalent, although factors such as commitment to the profession, motivation and other skills will also be considered.

All offers are subject to the condition that students successfully complete the academic stage of their training to the Bar Standards Board's satisfaction and have enrolled as a student member of one of the Inns of Court.

International students please refer to website. This course requires IELTS of 7.5 in all elements of the test. Please note this is a requirement that differs from the University standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Our LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar brings together the essential practical skills and knowledge from our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and masters-level legal research skills that can help you stand out in a competitive jobs market.

Everything about the BPTC element of the course is built to prepare you for life as a barrister. You'll work within a mini chambers group of 6-12 students, designed to mirror the real-life practices you'll face in a career at the bar.

Meanwhile, the LLM advanced study element offers the chance for you to deepen your knowledge in a specialist area of the law.

Boost your knowledge with academic skills

Whilst the course comes with a comprehensive range of units, you'll also find the flexibility to adapt your studies to your interests and ambitions.

Throughout it all, you'll enjoy the best possible guidance - with classes, guest lectures and mentoring from a practising barrister, together with the support of our leading academics throughout your research project.

Whatever your career ambitions, this course provides the opportunity to stand out. With practical skills, professional contacts and deep-rooted specialist knowledge, you'll have everything you need for a successful career.

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

  • LLM
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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