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Manchester Metropolitan University: LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University
Department Manchester Law School
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught


Our LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar is a professionally focused course which brings together the essential practical skills and knowledge from our Bar Training Course (BTC) and masters level legal research skills. On this course we’ll help you develop the resilience, confidence and leadership skills required to thrive at the Bar, or in a related field.

Everything about the BTC element of this course is built to prepare you for life as a barrister. You’ll work with other students in a supportive mini chambers group, designed to mirror the real-life practices of a working barrister. You’ll have a wealth of face-to-face teaching time, ensuring you receive every opportunity to learn from a team which currently includes seasoned barristers, a King’s Counsel (KC) and a senior partner at a leading UK law firm. With our innovative professional practice unit, excellent advocacy teaching and strong links with the legal profession you’ll be prepared for the demands of the Bar.

For your LLM advanced study element, you’ll deepen your knowledge in a specialist area of law with the guidance of active researchers and scholars who produce impactful legal research in the UK and internationally.

Features and Benefits - Specialist facilities for Bar students – apply your skills in a realistic environment with our specialist facilities including chambers rooms, a legal library and modern moot courtroom.

  • Flexible modes of study – with full-time, part-time and flexible study options you can take this course over one year or up to five years, allowing you to personally design your studies around your commitments and learning styles.

  • Legal experts – you’ll be taught by a professional team, which currently includes practising and former practising barristers and solicitors, a KC and specialists in civil and criminal litigation.

  • Explore professional practice – with a unit focused on building professional skills and legal connections, you’ll explore the realities of working at the Bar through our mentoring and placements schemes, pro bono opportunities and links with the Northern Circuit.

  • Funding available – if you’re a UK resident, you may be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

  • A legal hub – Manchester has a dynamic legal sector, at the heart of the Northern Circuit of the Bar.

  • Professional lecture series – bridge the gap between student and professional life and prepare for the Bar, with regular guest lectures offering insight from seasoned professionals.

  • Moot court room – our state-of-the-art moot courtroom, opened in autumn 2021, 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.

  • Supportive community – our student Bar Society brings together students from all stages of legal study for networking, guest lectures and social events.


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