Taught course

Top-up LLM

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 the website.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This 'top-up' course allows you to use your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (after either the LPC or the BPTC/BVC or equivalent level professional legal qualification), and to complete a Dissertation or Research Project in order to obtain the fully-fledged Masters degree.

To ‘top-up’ your existing qualification to a full Masters level, you will successfully undertake a dissertation or research project in an area of practical law, law in practice, or academic law chosen by you (subject to approval).

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.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)161 247 6969