Manchester Metropolitan University

LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar

This course is two programmes in one - the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and the Master of Laws (LLM). This means you'll study towards the professional qualification to become a barrister, while learning advanced legal research skills. You'll also have the chance to specialise in the area of law that interests you - whether that's business law and corporate finance or personal injury litigation. The BPTC part of the course develops your practical skills through an innovative 'mini-chambers' approach. This group structure is similar to the way barristers work in real life. You'll develop strong working relationships with your chambers, just like the professionals. **Boost your knowledge with academic skills** During the LLM you'll learn new research methods and work towards your 15,000-word dissertation. You'll be supervised by an experienced legal expert on our teaching team. This part of the course means you can explore a specialism in real depth, with help from one of our leading academics. The BPTC element meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board. Because this course includes the LLM, you could be eligible for a postgraduate loan.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: To be considered for a place, you will normally have to satisfy two criteria: You will hold an LLB degree or have completed the GDL programme. You will have obtained a pass in the Bar Aptitude Test. BPTC and LLM in Legal Practice at the Bar students are selected primarily on academic ability and must have been awarded at least a 2:2 at first degree level, or international equivalent, although factors such as commitment to the profession, motivation and other skills will also be considered. All offers are subject to the condition that students successfully complete the academic stage of their training to the Bar Standards Board's satisfaction and have enrolled as a student member of one of the Inns of Court. International students please refer to This course requires IELTS of 7.5 in all elements of the test. Please note this is a requirement that differs from the University standard.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

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Main Site M15 6BH North West

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