University of Sheffield: Law

University of Sheffield
School of Law


About us
Here at the School of Law at the University of Sheffield we provide world class learning and teaching, and carry out research of global relevance. We aim to be recognised for our engagement with society, and our international outlook, as a top UK Law School. We offer you opportunities to achieve your full potential, challenge you to realise your ambitions, and prepare you for a successful career and help you stand out in today’s competitive job market.

Postgraduate study
Whatever your area of interest, our range of high quality postgraduate courses and research degrees will enable you to explore an area you are passionate about while developing your knowledge and giving you the skills you need, whatever your career aspirations.

We offer a range of Postgraduate courses from The Sheffield LLM, with its three optional specialist pathways - LLM Corporate and Commercial Law, LLM European Law and LLM International Law and Global Justice - to MA International Criminology and Postgraduate Certificate in International Criminology.

Our range of professional courses include the conversion courses, the MA Law over two years and the Graduate Diploma in Law over one, and our MA in Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course), for those who wish to go on to qualify as solicitors. The MA Law and MA in Legal Practice can be studied part-time so that you can complete your degree around your other commitments.  

 Our programmes balance academic with applied content, preparing you in theory and practice for employment or PhD study. The School of Law at the University of Sheffield is committed to delivering both inspirational teaching and leading edge research and you’ll be taught by academics at the forefront of their field, ensuring you benefit from the latest thinking and ideas. A large proportion of our teaching staff have also practised law in a range of jurisdictions worldwide, giving you a unique insight into their direct experience.

Research degrees
Postgraduate research provides you with the opportunity to explore your own ideas and develop a range of skills critical to your future. Students can undertake a research degree in a range of subject areas, subject to availability of supervisors. As part of our active research community you will receive outstanding supervision from talented academics producing intellectually rigorous and leading research in their respective areas.

As part of your research degree you will take part in Sheffield’s Doctoral Development Programme (DDP), a flexible, ongoing training plan that strives to create successful researchers with a range of transferable skills and key competencies orientated towards future employment. 

Living in Sheffield
Sheffield offers a low cost of living but a very high quality of life. Its proximity to the Peak District National Park and position in the centre of England means that our students benefit from the best of both worlds. It is a friendly, safe and welcoming city where we are confident you will be very happy. We were recently voted number one in the Russell Group and third in the UK for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. A thriving cultural scene and the availability of outdoor activities lead students to enjoy an active, varied life.  Find out more about why you’ll love Sheffield. 

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