You will have a qualifying law degree or GDL, or exemption granted by the Solicitors Regulations 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.
Months of entry
This course combines the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and further LLM elements of study, giving you the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to practice as a solicitor, whilst achieving advanced Master’s level legal research skills.
The Legal Practice Course (LPC) element of this course follows the same path as our traditional LPC, and is designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor.
The LPC element of this course adheres to the academic requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). If you intend to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you need to look at the SRA website www.sra.org.uk/home 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.
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. You will be supervised by an experienced member of the teaching team. This provides you with the opportunity to gain specialist legal knowledge and advanced research skills, and to achieve a Master’s qualification.
"The best reasons to study at Manchester Law School are the facilities, the amazing personal tutors, and the connections they have with local law firms."
Anjali Patel | LPC and LLB Graduate
Features and benefits of the course
This combined LPC and LLM course is eligible for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme from the UK government, and may be offered to residents of the UK and EU. Check your eligibility.
Specialist LPC facilities
Recognising the challenging nature of solicitor training, the Law School offers a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the LPC programme. Students benefit from specialist postgraduate study areas, LPC study suite and legal libraries. There is also a mock courtroom in the Law School.
Practitioner Mentor Scheme
Specifically for LPC students at Manchester Law School, this scheme helps you to establish a direct link with someone in practice who you can approach for advice and questions.
Manchester Law School offers excellent Pro Bono opportunities, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work with many organisations. Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance 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 at our many events including external speakers and local and national firms.
Award-winning Faculty environment
At Manchester Law School you will have access to an outstanding Faculty building, housing spacious study and IT zones, laptop counters, cafes and coffee shops, and free WiFi. You will benefit from highly modern facilities on our thriving campus too, at the heart of the UK’s second city.
Information for international students
You can find more information about becoming an international student at Manchester Met on our website.
Fees and funding
Funding options available, please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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