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.

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.

The course is delivered through weekly seminars in each subject area, with assessment through essays and a dissertation.

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 two 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 run 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.

Modules includes: Current Issues in Company Law and Corporate Governance, International Commercial Arbitration; Principles of Commercial Law; Trade Remedies in WTO Law; Trade Mark Law in a Branded World.

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.

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 score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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