Degree awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Duration: 1 year (full-time)
Entry requirements: A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in law.
One can apply Four times in a year :
- 1 November (decision by 8 December; accept offer by 15 January);
- 7 January (decision by 14 February, accept offer by 16 March);
- 2 March (decision by 8 April, accept offer by 8 May);
- 1 May (decision by 1 June, accept offer by 1 July).
Academic entry qualification overview
A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in law.
This programme is a specialised course and not all Law degrees will provide the appropriate background. Potential applicants are advised that transcripts will be checked to ensure appropriate material has been covered.
- IELTS – overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.5;
- TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section. TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757.
- Pearson – overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66
Scores are valid for 2 years.
Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.
Applicants from certain countries may be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score. For further advice please email email@example.com .
Pre-Sessional English Courses
If you are eligible to do a pre-sessional English course (either 6 weeks or 10 weeks, depending on your English score), you will need to successfully complete the course at the required level before you are permitted to register on your academic course.
English language test validity
Admission for Indian student
Undergraduate entry requirements
For entry onto one of the LLB degrees we require CBSE or ISC (national boards) grade 12 examinations with a minimum of 90% overall including 80% in English. Other State boards are considered but may be subject to an increased requirement.
For entry onto one of our BA Criminology degrees we require CBSE or ISC (national boards) grade 12 examinations with a minimum of 80% overall including 80% in English. Other State boards are considered but may be subject to an increased requirement. Contact us for further information.
Master’s entry requirements
For entry onto our master’s degrees, we require a minimum overall average of 60% or a CGPA of 3.2/4.0, 7-8.0/10 in a Bachelor’s degree from a well-ranked institution.
For all our LLM courses (except the LLM Healthcare Ethics and Law) we require an undergraduate Law degree. For MA courses we consider degrees in relevant disciplines.
Postgraduate research entry requirements
For entry onto our postgraduate research degrees, we require an overall average of 65% in Bachelor’s degree and 2-year Master of Law degree or related subject from a well-ranked institution with a strong Merit or it’s equivalent in Master’s dissertation.
For PhD study, a degree in Law or a relevant discipline will be considered.
Course unit details
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.
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|
|Human Rights Law||LAWS60291||30||Optional|
|PG International Courts and Tribunals||LAWS61082||15||Optional|
|International Sale of Goods||LAWS63051||30||Optional|
|International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Law||LAWS65082||30||Optional|
|Corporate Governance, Global Trade and Labour Laws||LAWS67021||30||Optional|
|W.T.O. & Regional Integration Law||LAWS67031||30||Optional|
|Subjects and Actors of International Law||LAWS70021||15||Optional|
|Transnational Corporate & Capital Markets Law||LAWS70081||30||Optional|
Contact details :
The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd Manchester
M13 9PL UK
+44 (0) 161 306 6000