Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


This 'top-up' course allows you to use your existing postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (following either the LPC or the BPTC/BVC) and to complete a Research Methods unit and dissertation or research project 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 prepatory unit for your research and entails 4 x 2 hour face-to-face or online (distance learning) teaching sessions at the beginning of the course. Teaching is complemented by material accessible on the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle. This is followed by the production of a 15,000 word dissertation or research project under the supervision of one of the Law School's expert members of staff. Supervisory meetings on the accelerated and part-time modes can take place via face-to-face meetings, the phone, e-mail or even audio-visually. Supervision is delivered via the online means on the distance learning modes with the need for face-to-face contact. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Course modules


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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