LLB in Law University of Manchester
Gain a law degree and study the subjects which interest you with our most flexible LLB.
- Study at a globally recognised institution that brings together research-informed study and practice-led approaches to law.
- Gain hands-on experience by volunteering with professionals in our Justice Hub and Legal Advice Centre or through applied law options.
- Our degree supports you to enter the legal profession as a barrister through an award recognised by the Bar Standards Board or take the first steps to qualification as a solicitor through our collaboration with BARBRI to prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam after graduation.
- Learn how the world of legal services is changing through Legal Tech and Access to Justice.
Course content for year 1
Year 1 provides you with the foundation of your legal studies.
You will study four full-year subjects:
- LAWS 10160 Introduction to Law and Applied Legal Skills;
- LAWS 10210 Contract Law;
- LAWS 10320 Criminal Law and Procedure;
- LAWS 10530 Public Law.
Course content for year 2
In Year 2, you will study two more full-year foundational subjects that build upon concepts and skills from Year 1:
- LAWS 20250 Property Law (30 credits);
- LAWS 20760 Law of Torts (30 credits).
You will also select three 20-credit subjects from a range of specially designed units that advance upon your foundational studies. You will continue to develop legal and academic skills that will enable you to reach your full potential in your final year. Through these units, you may delve more deeply into how international and regional law impacts the UK, consider the practicalities of handling cases and providing advice to clients, expand upon your knowledge of the criminal justice system, explore the extent of your legal rights as an individual, and improve your awareness of the relationship between law and the commercial world.
You can also choose to replace one of these subjects with an option from elsewhere in the Faculty of Humanities and the University Centre for Interdisciplinary Learning.
Course content for year 3
In your final year, you will select six 20-credit subjects which consider specialised and in-depth explorations of issues.
Our optional subjects give you the opportunity to engage with our world-leading research specialisms, including:
- Property Law*;
- European Union Law*;
- Environmental Law;
- Company Law;
- Employment Law;
- Intellectual Property Law;
- Human Rights;
- Commercial Law;
- Criminal Evidence;
- Law, Gender and Sexuality;
- Competition Law;
- International Law;
- Mental Health Law;
- Law in Practice;
- Family Law;
- Miscarriages of Justice;
- Medical Law and Ethics;
- Legal History;
- Sociology of Law;
You also have a choice to write a dissertation in place of one of these courses and to take options from elsewhere in the Faculty of Humanities and the University Centre for Interdisciplinary Learning.
Please note that course units available are subject to change annually.
*Students wishing to satisfy the professional requirements for the academic stage of training for the Bar Standards Board must take these course units.
We are a top 10 UK University for law (QS University World Rankings by subject 2020).
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The University of Manchester also has an excellent reputation for employability, and we are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).
The Law School embeds employability across its courses and has excellent links with legal professions, business and the public sector. Our graduates have an impressive record of securing employment.
The award-winning Justice Hub provides opportunities for you to volunteer, putting your legal knowledge into practice undertaking legal advice work.
Our students have achieved success in national and international mooting and client interviewing competitions and are encouraged and supported by staff and peers.
We run employability sessions giving you the opportunity to meet employers and offer workshops delivered by in-house specialists. You will benefit from unique training, networking and skills development opportunities.