MA Global Politics and Law
School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are a forward-thinking and innovative law school with a tradition of excellence stretching back over a hundred years. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise places us in the top twenty research departments in our field.
About the course
1 year full-time/2 years part-time
Security, human rights, the environment, trade and the economy are just some of the key areas where global politics and international law have a significant impact and many of these issues are confronted at a global or international level.
This course is for graduates who already have some knowledge of law, international law or politics and wish to deepen their understanding of selected issues, or who wish to transfer into this area from related disciplines, such as history, economics or philosophy.
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.
English language requirements for overseas students
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Choose from a wide range of both legal and political subjects including:
Teaching normally takes place through weekly seminars in each subject area.
Fees and funding
Details of any bursaries or studentship grants for certain postgraduate programmes are advertised on our website during the winter months.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
A masters from Sheffield will make you stand out in today's competitive job market. Graduates have used their postgraduate training in a variety of ways, in research careers, in teaching or in policy development in various organisations worldwide.
Why your masters matters
This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of law or criminology that will prepare you to go on and make a difference in any organisation you choose to work in.
How we teach
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, we were ranked in the top 20. Among our academic staff are experts known internationally for their research in many areas of legal and criminological study. Their ground-breaking research will inform your studies here.
We have research groups in a diverse range of areas including: biotechnological law and ethics, criminology, commercial law, law in its international context and law in society.
You'll be drawn into the work of our research groups and be able to benefit from all the knowledge and professional contacts they can offer you.
Deepen your knowledge of law or criminology.
Prepare to succeed
Demand for our postgraduates is high. You'll have the opportunity to meet and engage with professional organisations and our excellent careers service will be available from the moment you start your course.
Our graduates are CEOs, lawyers, partners in big corporate firms, judges and barristers. Others are solicitors in regional practices, academics, politicians and policy makers.
The home of the School of Law
We're based in Bartolomé House on the main University campus. We have our own courtroom, a dedicated postgraduate computer room and quiet study areas with wi-fi where you can access the library's online collections. Once you're a student with us, you'll be able to access our e-resources from anywhere in the world.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.