University of Sheffield School of Law

University of Sheffield

Global Politics and Law (Doshisha pathway)

This two-year degree leads to the award of an MA in Global Politics and Law from the University of Sheffield and an MA in Asia-Pacific Law and Politics from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan). You will begin your study in April at Doshisha University for six months, followed by 12 months in Sheffield and the final six months back in Doshisha. The course is taught in English. You will focus on political and legal issues in a regional and global context and gain a thorough understanding of international law, international organisations and international business.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 honours degree or international equivalent in law or politics. If you have other qualifications, we'll consider your application on an individual basis. Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: politics of international law; dissertation in global politics and law. Optional modules include: global governance and japan; law of international organisations; principles of international law; judicial protection in the EU; international bio law; principles of bioethics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is composed of a mix of coursework, project work and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 6770