Entry requirements

You’ll need an LLB (Hons) degree from the UK or ROI – minimum 2:2 – or the international equivalent. We’ll also accept a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, such as CILEX.

We 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

Law, like any other sector, is subject to rapid change and development. Both the introduction of a new route to qualification (the SQE - Solicitors Qualifying Examination) and advancements in legal technology shape how we at Manchester Met prepare our students to become part of the legal workforce of the future.  

The LLM Legal Practice allows you to develop key knowledge and professional skills to take the next step in your career, whether it be as a new graduate seeking qualification as a solicitor, or as a qualified lawyer pursuing opportunities for career development.

Solicitor route

If you are interested in qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales, this course will help you prepare to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1 and 2). You will study our following SQE preparatory units:

  • Foundations and Applications of Legal Knowledge (SQE 1)
  • Legal Skills and Legal Practice (SQE 2)

These units are specifically designed to prepare you for the external examinations set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Flexible course

We offer this course in full-time and part-time modes of study to make the course more accessible to all students. If you are a full-time student, you will undertake the course on an intensive basis over one year, while part-time students can spread their studies over two years. This flexible approach enables you to both work and manage your personal commitments while studying.

Features and Benefits

  • Prepare for the SQE – our tailored solicitor route helps you to prepare for the external examinations set by the SRA.
  • Postgraduate qualification – graduates from the full masters degree will hold an internationally recognised qualification that could lead to a wide variety of career opportunities.
  • Funding available – if you are a UK resident, you may be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme if you study the full masters degree.
  • Flexible study – with full-time and part-time study options, you can fit your studies around your personal commitments and plans.
  • Build experience – volunteer through our extensive network of pro bono partners to build up your work experience.
  • Research skills – develop valuable legal research skills and take the opportunity to gain detailed knowledge of a legal specialism of your choice.
  • 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.
  • Moot court room – our state-of-the-art moot courtroom supports the development of our students’ legal advocacy. Sitting in the heart of the law school building, it’s a major focal point in our law school community.

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

For students wishing to qualify as a solicitor, we recommend taking the two SQE preparatory units on this course.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969