2020 start

Law (Doshisha)

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

This course includes a year of study at the University of Sheffield’s School of Law, followed by a year in Kyoto, Japan at Doshisha University.
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Course description

This two-year degree includes a year in Japan. It leads to the double award of an LLM from the University of Sheffield and either an LLM or an MA in Comparative Political Studies from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).

The course begins with a year at Sheffield where you will follow the Sheffield LLM or one of our specialist pathways.

In the second year you will study, in English, in Japan. You’ll focus on legal issues in a regional and global context and gain a thorough understanding of international law and international organisations. 

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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2 years full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in law.

If you have other qualifications, we’ll consider your application on an individual basis.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


Use our alternative routes application form to apply for the LLM Law (Doshisha).

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.