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School of Law
Manchester University


Address School of Law, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Tel. No. Postgraduate Taught +44 (0)161 306 1271
Postgraduate Research +44 (0)161 306 1279
Fax No. + 44 (0)161 275 4724
E-mail address - Postgraduate Taught - Postgraduate Research
  • LLM (general)

  • Students may however prefer to be awarded a specialised LLM degree in one of the LLM specialisms that we offer, which are listed below:

    Commercial streams of the LLM programme:
  • LLM Corporate Governance
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM International Business & Commercial Law
  • LLM International Financial Law
  • LLM International Trade Transactions
  • LLM Law and Development
  • Public/European streams of the LLM programme:

  • LLM Public International & European Law
  • LLM European Law & Governance
  • Intellectual Property Law (Validated programme)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Development

  • MA Law and Development
  • Criminology

  • MA Crime, Law and Society
  • MRes Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies
  • Health Care Ethics and Law

  • Health Care Ethics and Law MA or PG Diploma in Manchester
  • Health Care Ethics and Law MA or PG Diploma by Distance Learning
  • Health Care Ethics and Law MSc Intercalated
  • Doctoral programme in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence (PhD) - see research degrees
  • Length of courses 1year FT
    2 years PT
    Date of commencement September
    Class Size Depends on course 10-80
    Student accommodation Available
    Cost / Fees 12,300 international students, up to 5225 for home students
    Financial assistance Some bursaries available
    Student profile 1. Ratio of National / Overseas students 40%
    2. Ratio of Men / Women VARIES
    3. Age range ALL
    Admission requirements 7.0 overall IELTS with no lower than 6.5 in any section
    Contact for application PGR Administrator: Mrs Mary Platt
    Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 1279
    Fax: +44 (0) 161 275 4724

    PGT Administrator: Edita Kavaliauskaite
    Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 1270
    Fax: +44 (0) 161 275 4724


    About the Programmes

    Postgraduate taught

    Why Law at Manchester?

    The School of Law boasts a reputation of excellence in the postgraduate field and consequently attracts a large number of postgraduate students. We currently have over 200 postgraduate students studying in the School.

    With 60 full-time members of staff with a broad range of research interests and expertise, the School provides excellent teaching and is committed to first-class research. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School was awarded a 5 rating confirming it as one of the UK's top law schools for excellence in research.

    The University Library is one of the four principal academic libraries in the UK, and is an official depository for European Union and United Nations documents. The Law Library has excellent holdings in English law and in Public International Law, as well as a valuable range of Commonwealth and American materials.

    With a proud tradition in legal education and a first-class research portfolio, the School of Law provides a stimulating and dynamic environment in which to further your studies.

    Research Overview

    The School of Law enjoys a long-standing reputation as one of the UK’s most distinguished centres of excellence for the study of law, legal processes and related issues. We have more than seventy highly regarded academics and researchers working in areas of inquiry that cover most of the law together with social ethics and criminology. Many of them are leading experts in their fields. Our research and scholarship is both pure and applied, domestic and international. It reflects a diversity of approaches that range across the theoretical and empirical, the historical, doctrinal and socio-legal, and which draw on inter-disciplinary insights wherever appropriate.

    In Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), the School of Law has consistently maintained high levels of national and international research excellence in various fields of scholarship. We have a strong research culture that values high quality publications that engage with academics, practitioners and policy-makers. Practical support is provided through research workshops, work-in-progress groups and staff mentoring. Financial assistance is made available through a generous travel allowance and awards from School's research support funds.

    Our particular areas of expertise include: Bioethics, Health & Medicine; Company & Commercial Law; Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, Criminology; Environmental Law; the European Union; Family Law; Human Rights; Intellectual Property; International Law; Law and economics; Land Law, Equity & Trusts; Legal Theory; Private Law (Contract, Tort & Restitution); Public Law; and Regulation. The School also hosts a number of specialist research centres and a range of research events and seminars.

    The School boasts a vibrant and diverse postgraduate research culture and welcomes MPhil and PhD applications in a wide variety of areas.

    About the School of Law, University of Manchester

    The Law School established in 1872 is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. The School is a centre of excellence for the study of law, criminology and bioethics.

  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Bioethics

  • Student profiles: "I love the University, the diversity, the faculty members and the city, so Manchester was my first choice."
    Olive Sabiiti, PhD Law

    The University of Manchester: Building on its historical prestige, The University of Manchester has continued to adapt successfully to the needs of students by investing in world-class facilities for teaching, learning, research and recreation.

    Prospects: At The University of Manchester, you can maximise your chances of securing a graduate job by using what is consistently voted the best Careers Service in the country.

    Quality: With some of the highest quality teaching and research and the broadest spread of academic subjects, we will be able to compete with the best universities in the world.

    Size: The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, offering students a greater choice of degree programmes and options, along with excellent facilities and student support services.

    Facts and figures brochure: Our Facts and Figures brochure has a range of statistics about all aspects of the University. Download a PDF of the Facts and Figures brochure (2.7 MB)


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