Manchester Metropolitan University


Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience.
You will develop an in-depth understanding of how and why the law is formed, how it is applied and its relationship with policy and policy-making processes at national, European and international levels.
The programme is designed to provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study to meet your own professional or academic goals. You specialise in a specific area of the law that interests you, whilst developing advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills.

Entry requirements

You will have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in either a law or relevant social-science based discipline. Alternatively, you will have a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), a relevant postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as the equivalent to at least a lower second class degree. Other qualifications or work experience may be acceptable if you demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. International students please refer to

Course modules

Modules include: Research Methods; Equality and Human Rights; European Migration and Asylum Law; Human Rights and Health Care; Law, Terrorism and Human Rights;

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through written exercises, reports, papers and essays and also occasaionally by presentation. In respect of teaching and learning, the seminars are tutor-initiated but student-led and based on material that is made available or directed to through Moodle, our virtual learning platform.


All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

There are no compulsory placements but some electives offer competitive placements if you applied for a competitive placement then any associated costs, such as travel to the placement or to court within the placement would be your responsibility. As those costs may vary considerably, we cannot estimate costs.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Law - MLaw Full-time September 2017 14,400 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 1 Years
Master of Law - MLaw Part-time September 2017 7,200 (Year 1) Channel Islands 2 2 Years
Master of Law - MLaw Full-time September 2017 14,400 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Master of Law - MLaw Full-time September 2017 8,460 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Master of Law - MLaw Part-time September 2017 7,200 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
Master of Law - MLaw Part-time September 2017 4,230 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years

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