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.
Our LL.M students tend to come from a wide range of backgrounds with varied professional and personal experience, all with intellectual drive and a dedication to their chosen area of the law.
Features and benefits of the course
- Expert researchers and teaching staff - Manchester Law School’s teaching team of over 80 staff consists of academic specialists and legal practising professionals with strong working links to the Northern Circuit. The LL.M teaching team have close links with civic society, think-tanks, European institutions and policy-makers. They are recognised researchers who have been important in developing new research in areas such as equality law, medical ethics, human rights, free movement law and discrimination law.
- Outstanding facilities - At Manchester Law School you will have the benefit of excellent facilities, including legal libraries, IT zones and a mock courtroom. You will have access to an award-winning Faculty building with dedicated postgraduate suite and careers hub. World-class facilities are available on our thriving campus at the heart of the UK’s second city.
Focusing on how law relates to individuals, society and the global arena, this programme explores in depth:
- The operation and application of the law across all levels of society, particularly with respect to race, disability, gender, orientation, religion and age.
- The development of a significant body of discrimination and equalities law in the UK.
- The development of an international body of rules governing business, tarde and commerce across borders and how these rules operate in an increasingly global economy.
- The movement of persons both across and into the European Union, including in-depth critique and analysis of policy and substantive law, particularly in the light of the Brexit referendum.
- The impact of an increasing body of international and European law on the UK e.g. in counter-terror policy, the provision of healthcare, respect for family life and the free movement of persons.
You can choose to follow four distinct specialist routes, or to tailor the general LL.M programme’s core and elective units based on your interest.
The programme consists of 180 credits, divided into five units. Full-time students will take these units over three terms, whilst part-time students will spread these units over five terms.
Together with a general LLM course enabling varied study, we offer an LLM degree in the following specific routes:
- Equality Law
- European Law
- Human Rights
- Law and Society
- Research Methods
Dissertation areas and titles are subject to approval by the programme team.
Choose three from a list including:
- Equality and Human Rights
- European Migration and Asylum Law
- Human Rights and Healthcare
- Law, Terrorism and Human Rights
- International Human Rights Law
Option units are subject to availability and resources.
Typical 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.
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Last updated November 16, 2017