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LLMR Master of Laws by Research

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

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.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Academia
  • Civil service
  • Journalism
  • Non-governmental organisations (with a human rights/social justice focus)
  • Politics
  • Social work

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 104 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    104 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%



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