Normally you need to have a first or upper second class honours degree which involved the study of law or legal philosophy. You are required to submit a proposal which specifies • the research question(s) to be addressed • your initial ideas • the legal or policy issues to be examined • an indication of the relevant literature • an outline of the methodology to be used. We interview all applicants and you will be asked to provide a sample of your work. If English is not your first language, you are required to have an average IELTS score of 7.0. This must include a written English score of 7.0 and a score in all other categories of at least 6.0. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score
Months of entry
Gain legal research skills and specialist knowledge of an area of law with this masters by research degree. At various stages in your legal career, a research degree can help you develop professionally and improve your career prospects in this competitive sector.
• Suitable for law graduates wanting to stand out and those already working in the legal profession.
• Develop your knowledge in a particular specialism.
• Improve your skills in persuasive academic writing.
• Benefit from research facilities open 24 hours a day in term time and available off-campus via the internet.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
LLM by research
Course contact details
- Development and Society
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