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Sheffield Hallam University: Master of Laws by Research

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Research


1. Course summary - Expand your familiarity with (international) human rights law.

  • Demonstrate your aptitude for human rights research and develop specialist knowledge in a specific area of (international) human rights.

  • Develop research skills as well as the ability to produce in-depth and persuasive academic writing.

  • Boost your employability in an increasingly competitive market.

  • Begin preparatory work for doctoral study.

Human rights form an important component of national systems and the international order. Sadly, human rights are often more visible in their breach, locally and globally. This LLMR Master of Laws by Research gives you the opportunity to research human rights and examine how the human rights of all, and especially the rights of vulnerable groups, can be better protected.

2. How you learn During the course you work largely independently but you are guided by an experienced supervisor in a supportive environment. You can access legal materials in our dedicated law library in the learning centre, which is open 24-hours a day during term time. Our IT systems are set up so that most of your learning and research can be done online anywhere off campus where you have access to a suitable internet connection. This includes meetings online with your supervisor.

You learn through

  • 30,000 word thesis.

  • Oral or approved alternative examination.

LLM (Res)

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