MA Law

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our award-winning teaching is informed by our world-class research in law and criminal justice. Our graduates are in demand all over the world.

The engaging teaching – our tutors’ enthusiasm and passion for the subjects they teach is evident through everything they do, as is their expertise. The variety of teaching and learning methods, from optional lectures to seminars to workshops, both tutor and student-led, ensures that no topic ever becomes stagnant.

Christopher Hardy, MA Law

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

If you’re not a law graduate, or you have a law degree from outside England and Wales, this masters qualification will give you a qualifying law degree.

You’ll acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the law over a much wider range of legal subjects than is offered in the Graduate Diploma in Law. This extra depth and understanding will give you a head start in your career as a solicitor or barrister.

Postgraduate student in the School of Law

Core modules

  • Understanding Law and Legal Systems
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Crime
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Property
  • Equity and Trusts

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Sale of Goods
  • Criminal Evidence
  • The Law Relating to Public Companies
  • Medical Law
  • International Law

Teaching and assessment

You’ll attend compulsory seminars plus optional lectures. You’ll be assessed on your essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in any subject, but we’ll consider each application on its own merits, including your career background.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: law@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 6771

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