LLM European Law
This course is designed for people who wish to acquire specialist knowledge and understanding of European law. It is of interest to the recent graduate, to experienced legal practitioners, legal academics, to those in business, and those in the public sector who regularly encounter various aspects of European law.
Why choose LLM European Law?
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. As well as a key set of core modules, we offer a rich variety of optional modules ranging from Judicial Protection in the EU, to European Patent Law, to European Corporate Governance.
The course draws on the considerable expertise of current staff, with teaching being research led and practice oriented. All students are encouraged to undertake their own independent research to support their learning, and are encouraged to get involved with conferences and research seminars held by the Sheffield Centre of International and European Law, many of which involve visiting experts from the UK and abroad, as well as staff from the School of Law.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether to apply to the LLM European Law pathway, the Sheffield LLM (general) or one of our other specialist pathways the LLM International Law and Global Justice or the LLM Corporate and Commercial Law when you apply. All of our pathways are under the same course code, which means you can choose any pathway on the application form and make your final decision once you are here at Sheffield (no later than the start of semester 2). All pathways follow the same structure during semester 1, which means you can wait to see where your strengths and interests lie. If known, simply indicate the pathway you are interested in on your personal statement or advise that you are keeping your options open until you arrive.
The course structure will be dependant on whether you opt for full-time or part-time study.
You will be taught by leading academics in the School of Law who are themselves involved in research involving international law, humanitarian law and human rights.
Convenor for this course
Dr Pablo Castillo-Ortiz
I joined the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Spanish Law in September 2013. I am originally from Spain, where I was trained as a lawyer and where I gained my PhD in Law and Political Science (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). I carry out an interdisciplinary research in English and Spanish in the field of Law and Politics, focusing on European constitutional jurisdictions, Constitutional Politics and Regional Integration.
I try to combine the teaching of core and basic contents of each subject with the explanation of latest developments in the field, so that students are aware of which are the main current social and academic debates.
Lawyers with expertise in international and European law are increasingly in demand. Because of this, many of our graduates go on to work as legal practitioners, or in business, but you can also pursue a career with international organisations, the European Union, international government bodies such as the Foreign Ministry or in a range of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).
There is also the option to continue with your studies as a doctorate, and there are a large number of specialist staff who could support your decision to do this here in the School of Law.
All applications are considered on an individual basis based on academic ability, taking into account your academic record and experience.
If you are studying your undergraduate degree, you can apply for postgraduate courses at any time with your predicted results. We may make you a conditional offer.
For all LLM European Law applications you must meet the following criteria:
English language requirements:
Our minimum English requirement is:
How to apply
For information on the application process please select the 'How to apply' tab above.
If you need any further information, please contact us.
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To apply for postgraduate study, you will need to complete our quick and easy Postgraduate Online Application Form.
For key information about applying to study at Sheffield, plus links to all of our procedures and Admissions policies, please see the University's How to Apply: Applying Essentials web page. You will also find important information on the supporting documents* you should include with your application. Please take the time to read this information before completing your application.
*If you do not have all of your documents ready, you can still apply and provide these to us later.
Please note: you do not need to wait for final examination results or references before you apply. The University of Sheffield can issue conditional offer letters if you have not taken your final examinations or English language qualifications.
There is no institutional deadline for the submission of applications for postgraduate taught courses. However, if you’re not going to be able to start your studies on time, you may be asked to defer to the following academic year so please allow plenty of time to make your application. Remember, if you are successful, there are other arrangements to be made before coming to university.
Funding and scholarships
There are a number of University scholarships available for postgraduate students, as well as School of Law LLM scholarships and Excellence Prizes for international students.