Sheffield Hallam University: Master of Laws by Research

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Research


Course summary

• Demonstrate your aptitude for legal research and develop a specialist knowledge in a specific aspect of law • Develop research skills as well as the ability to produce in-depth and persuasive academic writing • Boost your employability in an increasingly competitive market.

At various stages in your legal career, a research degree can help you develop professionally and improve your career prospects in this competitive sector. Choose a topic for thesis study and become a specialist in a particular area of law, or develop your interest in a specific legal topic, and stand out from the crowd of undergraduates.

Applied learning

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 anywhere off campus where you have access to a suitable internet connection. You learn through: • 30,000 word thesis • oral or approved alternative examination

LLM (Res)

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