Manchester Metropolitan University: LLM (Master of Laws)

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Manchester Law School
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught


If you’re ready to take your legal career in a specific direction, the LLM is an excellent next step.

The LLM is a forward-looking and interdisciplinary legal qualification that produces highly-skilled and employable graduates for an increasingly connected world.

Our course combines excellent research-informed teaching with a commitment to furthering knowledge and understanding of how the law applied to individuals, business and society. Plus, how it operates between countries and organisations and multinational companies in the wider global arena.

You can choose to keep your LLM broad, or select one of four specialist routes:

- European Law

- International Business Law

- International Human Rights Law

- International Law

**Digging deeper**

Our LLM has a particular emphasis on the operation and application of the law in contemporary national, regional and international contexts. You will look at the effectiveness of the post -1945 world legal order and the rules of public international law governing relations between states, the impact of an increasing body of international human rights and European laws on national legal systems and the development of a transnational body of business, trade and commercial laws.

There is also a strong focus on current issues such as the changing relationship between the UK and the European Union in light of the 2016 Brexit referendum and 2018 Withdrawal Agreement.

As you expand your legal knowledge, you’ll also develop advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills.

**Research with impact**

The advanced independent study aspect of this course will allow you to focus on an area of law that interests you. You’ll work with specialist researchers who are shaping the legal environment, from discrimination law to medical ethics.

This is the perfect environment if you have ambitions of becoming an expert in a particular area of law or pursuing a career in legal research.

**Features and Benefits**
- **Specialist routes** – select one of four specialist LLM study routes to develop your understanding of an area of law you’re passionate about.

- **Research focus** – learn from our team of research specialists. They have strong links with civic society, think-tanks, European institutes and policy makers and have delivered research that makes a difference.

- **Dynamic legal centre** – Manchester has a thriving legal sector. You’ll study surrounded by national and international firms that specialise in diverse areas of legal practice.

- **Put theory into practice** – use our connections to carry out pro bono work with our partner organisations. It’s an excellent chance to take what you’re learning and apply it to real cases.

- **Outstanding learning environment** – access the excellent facilities at our Manchester Law School, including a mock courtroom, legal libraries, careers hub and IT zones.

- **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.


Manchester Metropolitan University


A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 140 countries. 

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old*, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching. 

Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports ...

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