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Manchester Metropolitan University: LLM Graduate Legal Studies

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University
Department Manchester Law School
Telephone 0161 247 69 69
Study type Taught


The legal profession, like many others, is evolving rapidly due to new developments such as the digitalisation of the sector, changing the way in which lawyers operate. As a result, it is important for anyone looking to enter the profession to know about these developments, as well as having a solid foundation in legal knowledge and skills.

A career in law presents a wide variety of employment opportunities for students, from representing and advising clients as a solicitor or barrister, to creating powerful research and shaping law and policy, to name just a few.

Legal education for the future

On our course, which is equivalent to the GDL, we’ll help you to develop an understanding of the profession in the context of the evolving role and professional identity of those who work in it. We will help you start to plan your career and to identify professional behaviours and soft skills, such as creativity and adaptability, that are increasingly required in practice. You’ll learn about the role of digital and business skills in professional practice and will start to develop a professional mindset from the very beginning of the course, enhancing your employability and capacity to be a successful legal professional.

Features and Benefits

  • Enhance your CV – you’ll develop the professional skills you need to forge a career in law. Your previous education and experience will add an extra dimension to your CV.

  • Funding available – if you are a UK resident, you may be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme if you study the full masters degree.

  • Dynamic legal centre – you’ll study in Manchester, a city which has a thriving legal sector, with a wide range of national and international firms that specialise in diverse areas of legal practice.

  • Moot court room – try mooting in our state-of-the-art moot courtroom that supports the development of our students’ legal advocacy. Sitting in the heart of the law school building, it’s a major focal point in our law school community.

  • Make connections – use our extensive links to law firms, lawyers and other organisations to help develop relationships that could further your career.

  • Pro bono work – put your legal skills and knowledge to the test by volunteering with our pro bono partners. Gain valuable experience before starting work.

  • 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.

  • Supportive community – the student Law Society brings together students from all stages of legal study, to take part in networking and social events.


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