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.
Why choose LLM International Law and Global Justice?
It covers areas such as the human rights protection at international, regional, and domestic levels; the protection of people during armed conflicts and the available remedies; the means and methods of dispensing international criminal justice; and the protection of refugees and displaced persons.
Drawing on the considerable expertise of our renowned academics, teaching is both research-led and practice-oriented, influenced by the research activities of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law. Like the other LLM pathways, this course is also flexible, offering opportunities to study modules from other streams.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether to apply to the LLM International Law and Global Justice pathway, the Sheffield LLM (general) or one of our other specialist pathways the LLM Corporate and Commercial Law or the LLM European 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 LLM International Law and Global Justice can be studied on a full time basis over 1 year or on a part time basis over 2 years.
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 of this course
Professor Nicholas Tsagourias
Nicholas is Professor of International Law and joined the School in 2012.
His teaching and research interests are in the fields of international law and the use of force, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, collective security law, peacekeeping, United Nations Law, international and European constitutional theory and law. He is widely published in these fields.
He sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (OUP) and is a member of the Use of Force Committee of the International law Association. He also holds a visiting post at the University of Umea, Sweden and has taught at many Universities in Europe and the USA.
As well as the potential to continue on in academia, this programme can lead to a career with international organisations, the international courts, non-government organisations (NGOs) and government departments such as the Foreign Ministry. Our graduates can also use their expertise to pursue work in business or in the public sector.
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 in International Law and Global Justice 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.
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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.