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Top-up LLM in Legal Practice


Course Description

This 'top-up' course allows you to take 105 credits from your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (following either the LPC or the BPTC/BVC) and complete an additional taught unit and dissertation or research project required to obtain the fully-fledged Master's degree.

To ‘top-up’ your existing qualification to full Master’s level, you must complete a single taught module in Research Methods and then successfully undertake a dissertation or research project in an area of practical law, law in practice or academic law chosen by you.

The Research Methods module is a preparatory unit for your research and entails 4 x 2 hour face-to-face teaching sessions at the beginning of the course. Teaching is complemented by material accessible on Moodle. This is followed by the production of your 15,000 word dissertation or research project under the supervision of one of the Law School’s expert members of staff. Supervisory meetings can take place via face-to-face meetings, the phone, e-mail or even audio-visually.

The course is very flexible and taught on a full-time, part-time or distance learning basis. It is possible to choose the distance learning option completely or opt to undertake your research Methods face-to-face in Manchester.

Ideal for those seeking to boost their existing LPC or BPTC qualifications with an internationally recognised legal qualification, this course will add further academic and practical legal weight to your CV potentially helping you stand out in the highly competitive legal jobs market.

Special Features

• Give your CV a vital boost.
• Gain a full Masters degree in a streamlined format.
• Deepen you knowledge of an area of the Law directly related to practice.
• Flexible study with our online research methods unit and independent research project.

The course is very flexible and taught on a full-time, part-time or distance learning* basis. It is possible to choose the distance learning option completely or opt to undertake your Research Methods face-to-face in Manchester.

Only the distance learning route will be suitable for international students.


For further details about this course, visit mmu.ac.uk/law

Visit the Top-up LLM in Legal Practice page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice gained through the successful completion of the LPC or BCV/ BPTC qualification. Note: Only the distance learning route will be suitable for international students.

Course Fees

Please refer to our website for the latest fee informaiton.


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