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LLM International Law and Global Justice

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

Designed primarily for lawyers and students who work in, or intend to pursue a career in, the public sector.
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Course description

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.

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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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Optional modules

Examples 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.


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
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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.

Alethea Lucas
LLM (International Law and Global Justice)

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component.

Other qualifications and relevant work experience will be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

English language requirements

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


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

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