LLM International Law and Global Justice
School of Law,
Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
Optional modules include: Theoretical Foundations of International Organisations; International Human Rights: Philosophical, Moral and Legal Foundations; Trade Remedies in WTO Law; International Criminal Law. You can also choose up to two modules for any other pathway.
Individual modules offered may vary depending on staff availability and the number of students selecting each module.
The Sheffield LLM specialist pathways
Applying for this course
We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.
The course is delivered through weekly seminars in each subject area.
Assessment is through essays and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
I find it very interesting to study how the laws of war govern conduct in situations where relationships between states break down. My favourite thing about my course is how many different elements there are. After completing my LLM I would like to continue with further study and pursue a PhD in cyber conflict, before entering into a career in academia.
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.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.