LLM - The Sheffield LLM
School of Law,
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Sheffield LLM is a flexible programme, giving you the opportunity to gain masters-level knowledge and skills across a diverse range of legal topics and to tailor the course to your own interests and career aspirations.
Teaching is research-led and practice-oriented. You are encouraged to undertake your own independent research to support your learning. There are opportunities to get involved with conferences and research seminars, many of which involve visiting experts from the UK and overseas, as well as staff from the School of Law.
The course is delivered through weekly seminars in each subject area, with assessment through essays and a dissertation.
By opting for the Sheffield LLM you retain maximum flexibility. You can choose modules from across our whole range of LLM pathways, as detailed below. This course is ideal if you’re looking for a strong foundation that covers a range of different areas of study.
If you prefer to specialise in a particular subject area, the Sheffield LLM also offers, under the same course code, the option to follow one of two specialist pathways.
If you’re not sure which specialist pathway you want to follow, don’t worry, you can stick with the Sheffield LLM without specialising, or opt to follow one of the pathways on arrival. The choice is yours.
Individual modules offered may vary from those shown depending on staff availability and the number of students selecting each module.
The Sheffield LLM specialist pathways
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.
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.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
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