Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

LLM (Master of Laws) (Taught)

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Course summary

If you’re ready to take your legal career forward, our LLM is an excellent next step. It’s a versatile qualification that produces employable graduates for an increasingly connected world. The course offers an in-depth understanding of how the law applies to individuals, business and society, not only regionally and nationally but also in the global arena of international relations and multinational corporations. As such, you will study the effectiveness of the post-1945 legal world order, from international law to the globalised system of business, trade and commercial laws. You will also learn about the growing body of international human rights and European laws, while exploring issues around Brexit. With an element of independent study, you can focus on an area of law that interests you, with the support of specialist academics and researchers who are contributing towards shaping today’s legal environment. And, while you can choose to keep your LLM broad, you could instead opt for one of four specialist routes:

  • European Law
  • International Business Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law
Whichever route you choose, you’ll not only expand your legal knowledge, but also develop advanced critical and analytical skills. Whether you’re aiming to become a specialist or you’re pursuing a career in legal research, you’ll find a supportive environment in our leading, modern law school. Features and Benefits
  • Specialist routes – select one of our specialist LLM routes to develop your understanding of an area of law that you are passionate about.
  • Research focus – learn from our team of expert academics and researchers, who have strong links with civic society, think tanks and policy-makers both in the UK and abroad and are delivering research that makes a difference.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding learning environment – access the excellent facilities within our Faculty of Business and Law, including careers and student hubs and IT zones - our University library is also right next door.
  • Expand your knowledge – hear guest lectures from legal specialists and practitioners from the North-West and further afield.
  • Make connections – use our extensive links to law firms and lawyers to help develop relationships that could further your career.

Course details


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


Fees and funding

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LLM (Master of Laws) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS