University of Sheffield School of Law



The department

A postgraduate qualification from Sheffield’s School of Law is a great way to build on your experience thus far, and make you stand out in today’s competitive job market. We are here to support and guide you through whichever challenging and rewarding course you choose, from the classroom and beyond, through opportunities for careers and professional advice and the opportunity to establish and expand your network of contacts.

The School has helped hundreds of students launch their careers - many graduates go on to be legal practitioners, but you can use your training in a variety of different ways. Some graduates are CEOs, lawyers, partners in corporate firms, judges, and barristers. Others are academics, politicians, or go on to work in criminal justice.

Join us at Sheffield and shape your future.

Postgraduate study

Wherever your interest lies, postgraduate study at the School of Law offers a wide range of options, allowing you to explore specific areas, helping you on your chosen career path.

Our LLM and masters courses provide you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of law or criminology. You will be taught by professors and renowned academics that have specialist knowledge and are leading researchers in their respective fields.

If you’re considering the legal profession, then our LPC will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to practice. Highly regarded by the profession and consistently recognised for the quality of its teaching, the course builds on the legal knowledge you’ve already gained, applying it practically. The teaching staff on the LPC are qualified solicitors, and using case studies based on those used in practice, will help hone your legal reasoning and develop your skills.


Research is at the heart of the Law School's mission and underpins all of the School's academic activities. Our legal, socio-legal and criminological research enjoys national and international renown. Through academic publishing, informing policy processes, advisory work, knowledge exchange, activities for government departments, public agencies and regional, national and international bodies, our research has local, regional, national and global impact.

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) rank the School of Law in joint 10th place for research excellence, along with the Universities of Oxford and Warwick. 90% of our research outputs are judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.


Our well regarded and established courses sit within our research-led School of Law and our students benefit from the facilities and resources offered by the University voted number one for student experience Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014–2015. With 1:1 advice on careers and employability offered for up to three years after completion of the course we support your ambition of becoming a valued member of the legal profession.

The University’s Students’ Union has also been voted the best in the UK for the fourth consecutive year, following the recent National Student Survey (NSS) 2015. The award-winning Union, which underwent a £20 million state-of-the-art refurbishment in 2013, has retained its number one title after being awarded a 95 per cent overall satisfaction rate in the annual survey – an increase from last year’s figure of 94 per cent and three per cent above our nearest rival.

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