MA European Law, Governance and Politics

School of Law and Department of Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences

This is a forward-thinking, innovative law school with a tradition of excellence that goes back 100 years. Our graduates are in demand all over the world.

Our international outlook and multidisciplinary approach set the law in a global socio-economic context that gives our research an edge.

Through close links with law firms, governments, NGOs and others, we're driving vital debate on issues such as European healthcare policy, biotechnology and ethics, the internet, security and privacy.

About the course

Taught with the Department of Politics, this course focuses on European integration. It looks specifically at democracy, legitimacy, institutionalisation and constitutionalisation.

As a graduate, your expertise will be valuable to national, European and international organisations.

Core modules

  • The Governance and Politics of the EU
  • Judicial Protection in the EU
  • EU Constitutional Law

Optional modules

Choose from a wide choice of both legal and political subjects including:

  • International Humanitarian Law
  • EU Social Law
  • The Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Theory and Practice of International Relations

Teaching

Teaching normally takes place through weekly seminars in each subject area.

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Dissertation

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Postgraduate student in the School of Law


The engaging teaching - our tutors' enthusiasm and passion for the subjects they teach is evident through everything they do, as is their expertise. The variety of teaching and learning methods, from optional lectures to seminars to workshops, both tutor- and student-led, ensures that no topic ever becomes stagnant.

Christopher Hardy, postgraduate student in School of Law

Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in law, politics, social sciences or humanities. If you have other qualifications, we'll consider your application on an individual basis.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Who we are

We're a forward-thinking, innovative law school. Our research helps shape global policy. We do what we do to empower people, to protect people and improve people's lives.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks us joint tenth in the UK, with Oxford and Warwick. Ninety per cent of our research was judged world-leading or internationally excellent.

Your career

Our graduates include CEOs, lawyers, partners in big corporate firms, judges and barristers. Others are solicitors, academics, politicians and policy makers or work in criminal justice or at the Home Office.

Many of our graduates become legal practitioners. But you can use your postgraduate training in different ways, including teaching, business or policy development. You could pursue a career inresearch and there is a lot of specialist staff here who can support you in this.

Your course will give you the opportunity to meet and engage with professional organisations. And our excellent careers service will support you from the outset, helping you to identify your strengths and plan your next move.

About Us

Our LLM and masters courses will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of law or criminology that will prepare you to go on and make a difference in any organisation you choose to work in. If you want to become a solicitor in England or Wales, our Legal Practice Course is highly regarded and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to enter the legal profession.

How we teach

Many of our academics are internationally respected for their research. Their groundbreaking work informs what we teach.

Our research groups cover a lot of ground, including criminology, commercial law and law in its international context. You'll benefit from their expertise and that of their professional contacts.

Your course will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of law or criminology.

We have our own courtroom, a dedicated postgraduate computer room and quiet study space. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building so you can easily access the library's online collections. Our students can also access our e-resources from anywhere in the world.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: pgradlaw@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 6791