Taught course

LLM in Legal Practice (Top-up)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess either a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice following successful completion of the Legal Practice Course or a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Bar following successful completion of either the Bar Vocational Course or the Bar Professional Training Course or equivalent professional legal qualification.

International students please refer to http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/international/

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM in Legal Practice distance learning course provides flexible study that allows you to deepen your knowledge of an area of the law directly related to practice.

By successfully completing a Research Methods unit and Dissertation or Research Project in an area of practical law chosen by you (subject to approval), this 'top-up' course allows you to use your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC or BPTC/BVC) to obtain a full Masters degree.

Whether studying on the accelerated, part-time or distance-learning mode, the LLM in Legal Practice degree course provides flexible study which allows you to deepen your knowledge of an area of the Law directly related to practice.

Features and benefits of the course

Expert researchers and teaching staff

Manchester Law School’s teaching team of over 80 staff consists of academic specialists and legal practising professionals with strong working links to the Northern Circuit (of the Regional Bar of England and Wales). 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 research on subjects in areas such as equality law, medical ethics, human rights, free movement law and discrimination law.

Outstanding facilities

At Manchester Law School you will have the benefit of excellent facilities, including legal libraries, online resources, IT zones and mock courtroom. The School is located adjacent to an award-winning Faculty building with dedicated postgraduate suite and careers hub. World-class facilities are available on our thriving campus at the heart of the UK’s second city.

Hong Kong University Collaboration

Manchester Law School and Hong Kong University (School of Professional and Continuing Education) (HKU Space) have more than two decades of successful educational collaboration. Our 'LLM in Legal Practice – Hong Kong' mode is run as a distance learning programme for students in Hong Kong and our lecturers regularly fly out to deliver lectures, allowing for a two-way exchange of knowledge and best teaching practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to mmu.ac.uk
International students
Please refer to mmu.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

*only the distance learning mode is suitable for international students.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 6969