LLM
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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.

This course is just one the pathways offered on the Sheffield LLM. You can also choose study the LLM Corporate and Commercial Law option.

If you’re not sure which specialist pathway you want to follow, don’t worry, you can take the Sheffield LLM without specialising, or opt to follow one of the pathways on arrival. The choice is yours.

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Modules

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of International Organisations
  • International Law and the Use of Force
  • Trade Remedies in WTO Law
  • International Criminal Law

You can also choose up to two modules for any other pathway.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

The course is delivered through weekly seminars in each subject area.

Assessment

Assessment is through essays and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Student profiles

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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.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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