Year of entry
Length1 year full-time | 2 years part-time
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Manchester Law School
This course combines the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and further LL.M 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 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.
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.
Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance with cultivating links to the legal profession and other legally related employers. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to connect with practising staff.
Career options after the course
This course allows you gain the professional qualification required to practice as a solicitor, whilst allowing you to study at Master's level and gain specialist legal knowledge through supervised research study.