LLM Law / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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This way of pursuing advanced legal study will suit anyone who would like to maintain a multi-directional legal profile, applicable to a broad range of professional careers.
Combining the core principals of law with a specialism, our LLM Law includes a compulsory research element, allowing you to develop strong research skills, while offering the opportunity to deep dive into one of the range of topics you have studied during your degree.
Our LLM Law is taught by a unique combination of legal, criminological and ethical specialists.
Teaching and learning
Manchester's unique combination of legal, criminological and ethical specialists collaborating within the School means you will benefit from an impressive and wide range of optional subjects and opportunities, enabling you to further develop your own interests while studying with us.
Coursework and assessment
Course units are usually assessed by either one unseen written examination, or one essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment.
The course will be 180 credits in total and has a compulsory research component. 120 credits will be taught units and the remaining 60 credits in the form of a 14,000-15,000 word dissertation.
Your dissertation must be within the area of one unit you have chosen. The research element of the course is supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve your legal writing and research skills.
Course unit details
The LLM course typically offers around 30 different course units in any one year, and will always reflect a wide range of subjects across the legal spectrum.
There will usually be course units offered on diverse topics, such as:
- international trade and corporate law;
- financial services regulation;
- European law;
- international economic law;
- intellectual property law;
- human rights law;
- corporate governance;
- law and finance in emerging markets.
Course units are worth 15 or 30 credits each. You will be required to select course units to a total of 120 credits, and so must choose a minimum of four course units or a maximum of eight course units. The remaining 60 credits will be in the form of a 14,000-15,000 word dissertation.
Your dissertation must be within the area of one unit you have chosen. The research element of the course is supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve your legal writing and research skills. For specialised streams.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Academic Skills for Legal Studies||LAWS50000||0||Optional|
|Postgraduate Competition Law in an International Context||LAWS60172||30||Optional|
|PG International Courts and Tribunals||LAWS61082||15||Optional|
|International Sale of Goods||LAWS63051||30||Optional|
|Global Economic and World Trade Law||LAWS67031||30||Optional|
|Law and Global Subjects and Actors||LAWS70021||15||Optional|
|Transnational Corporate & Capital Markets Law||LAWS70081||30||Optional|
|Intellectual Property Law||LAWS70101||30||Optional|
|Trade Mark Law and Policy||LAWS70261||30||Optional|
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Scholarships and bursaries
Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme:
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship:
The University of Manchester is proud to offer scholarship awards to exceptional international students commencing their postgraduate studies across subjects in its Faculty of Humanities from September 2022
Manchester Master's Bursary:
The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study and allocates 75 awards of £4,000 each year.
Postgraduate loans for master's students
If you're coming to Manchester this year to begin postgraduate study, you could qualify for a loan from the UK government.
For more information on our awards, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
What our students say
You will be supported by the first-class resources you would expect of a top law school.
In addition to the networked study spaces at the Williamson Building, you can access a specialist moot courtroom, enabling future legal minds to hone your debating skills in a realistic court setting.
You also have access to The University of Manchester Library , which houses a substantial collection of law books and periodicals, as well as texts to support all the degrees we offer.