Entry requirements

You will have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in either a law or relevant social-science based discipline. Alternatively, you will have a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), a relevant postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as the equivalent to at least a lower second class degree. Other qualifications or work experience may be acceptable if you demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. International students please refer to mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LLM will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of how and why the law is formed, how it is applied and its relationship with policy and policy-making processes at national, European and international levels.

The programme is designed to provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study to meet your own professional or academic goals. You specialise in a specific area of the law that interests you, whilst developing advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills.

Our LLM students tend to come from a wide range of backgrounds with varied professional and personal experience, all with intellectual drive and a dedication to their chosen area of the law.

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. 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 new research 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, IT zones and a mock courtroom. You will have access 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.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

You will be assessed through written exercises, reports, papers and essays, and much of the material you will use will result from your own, independent research. You will also be expected to engage in group discussions and present your work both individually and as part of a group. For both full and part-time students, teaching takes place during the day.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 6969