Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University


This Master's by research degree provides legal research skills and specialist knowledge in an area of law. At various stages of a legal career, a research degree can help professional development and improve career prospects in this competitive sector. It is suitable for law graduates wanting to stand out and those already working in the legal profession. Students develop their knowledge in a particular specialism and improve their skills in persuasive academic writing.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree which involved the study of law or legal philosophy. Applicants are required to submit a proposal which specifies the research question(s) to be addressed, their initial ideas, the legal or policy issues to be examined, an indication of the relevant literature, and an outline of the methodology to be used. All applicants are interviewed and asked to provide a sample of their work. If English is not the applicant's 1st language, they are required to have an average IELTS score of 7.0. This must include a written English score of 7.0 and a score in all other categories of at least 6.0.

Course modules

Supervised areas include: business law; company law; consumer law; constitutional law; contract law; criminology; criminal justice; criminal law; employment law; evidence; family law; human rights; public international law; jurisprudence.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via the submission of a 30,000 word thesis, and a short viva examination, on an agreed legal topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

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