Entry requirements

We require a minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component. Other qualifications will be considered and relevant work experience will be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Sheffield LLM is a flexible programme, giving you the opportunity to gain masters-level knowledge and skills across a diverse range of legal topics and to tailor the course to your own interests and career aspirations.

Drawing on the considerable expertise of our staff, teaching is research-led and practice-oriented. You are encouraged to undertake your own independent research to support your learning. There are opportunities to get involved with conferences and research seminars, many of which involve visiting experts from the UK and overseas, as well as staff from the School of Law.

By opting for the Sheffield LLM you retain maximum flexibility. You can choose modules from across our whole range of LLM pathways, as detailed below. This course is ideal if you’re looking for a strong foundation that covers a range of different areas of study.

If you prefer to specialise in a particular subject area, the Sheffield LLM also offers, under the same course code, the option to follow one of three specialist pathways.

If you’re not sure which specialist pathway you want to follow, don’t worry, you can stick with the Sheffield LLM without specialising, or opt to follow one of the pathways on arrival. The choice is yours.

LLM Corporate and Commercial Law

You will explore the issues and problems that corporate and commercial law has to deal with. Then discuss and evaluate the law as it exists. Finally, you will critique the law and suggest ways in which it might be improved.

Alongside courses in specific areas of corporate and commercial law, we give you the skills to understand the law through a series of workshops on legal skills. Those workshops also introduce you to different methodologies. You will develop and hone your critical skills and research expertise. You will use these skills to write a dissertation during the second half of your LLM, with expert supervision from our staff.

Teaching is informed by the research of renowned academics from the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law.

LLM European Law

This course delivers a powerful shot of specialist knowledge that will enhance your career. It’s suitable for recent graduates,legal professionals, legal academics or anyone working with European law in the private or public sector.

The degree is based on a structured first semester, which will provide you with the essential international legal principles and fundamental research skills required for further study.

LLM International Law and Global Justice

This course has been designed primarily for lawyers and students who work in, or intend to pursue a career in, the public sector. This may include high-level government lawyers, leaders in non-governmental organisations, and academics. It offers the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of the role of international law in advancing justice both in times of peace and war.

Teaching is informed by the research of renowned academics from the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law.

Teaching

The course is delivered through weekly seminars in each subject area.

Assessment

Assessment is through essays and a dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
law-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk