General LLM

This general LLM offers you the greatest flexibility to choose any available modules from our full range of LLM pathways without restricting yourself to one particular branch of law. The course is designed to give students 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.

Why choose the Sheffield (general) LLM?

  • Flexible - full-time or part-time study, plus a range of options to tailor the course to your interests. 
  • Support - a personal tutor provides individual support throughout your studies.
  • Funding – the course is eligible for the Postgraduate Masters Loan.
  • Alumni discount - 10% fee discount for self-financing Sheffield alumni.

If you prefer to focus on a particular legal subject area then you can opt to specialise through one of our LLM pathways:

LLM Corporate and Commercial Law | LLM European Law | LLM International Law and Global Justice 

Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether a general or specialised programme is for you. All of our pathways are under the same course code so that you can choose a specialist pathway on your application to the course or alternatively switch to a specialism at the start of semester two.

The course draws on the considerable expertise of current staff, with teaching being research-led and practice-oriented. All students are encouraged to undertake their own independent research to support their learning. There is also several 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.

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