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University of Sheffield – School of Law


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.

Drawing on the considerable expertise of our staff, 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.

Entry requirements

LLM: A minimum 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with work experience in a relevant field. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Course modules

Options include: Theoretical Foundations of International Organisations; Principles of Company Law and Corporate Governance; Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law; Principles of International Law; Principles of Commercial Law; EU Constitutional Law in International Context; European Copyright Law; International Criminal Law; Finance and Banking.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and dissertation.


If you're studying part-time or for an alternative qualification then the fee could be different. Contact the department to check.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time £ 16,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Part-time International 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12 12 Months
LLM Part-time September 2018 24 24 Months

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