At Sheffield our law degrees have a strong international focus to prepare you for a career that could take you anywhere. Our study abroad programme gives you an opportunity to deepen that understanding. All our students who take a qualifying law degree have the chance to study abroad.
You'll gain insight into another legal system while studying at a leading international university. It's also a fantastic opportunity to experience another culture and develop your confidence. And it shows employers you're motivated, adaptable and independent – so it looks impressive on your CV, whichever career path you choose.
The choice is yours
Our study abroad programme is one of the largest of its kind in a UK university – we're partnered with over 40 top universities in countries around the world. So you could spend a year in Finland, Iceland or Greece. Or maybe Australia, New Zealand or China. If you're studying law with a language, you'll have a range of universities to choose from within the country linked to your degree. And if you take the LLB degree in Law, Law and Criminology or European and International Law, you can study in English – regardless of which country you choose.
Take a look at our partner institutions to see all the possibilities open to you.
How it works
You spend your third year at an international university and complete your degree at Sheffield in your fourth year.
If you choose an LLB degree with a language, or the LLB European and International Law degree, spending your third year abroad is a compulsory part of your degree.
If you take the LLB Law or LLB Law and Criminology degree, you have the option to go abroad for a year. And you don't have to decide straight away – you can apply during your second year of study. We'll then change your course to a four-year degree.
Tell me more
Our programme isn't part of the University's Study Abroad scheme so you can find out more on our frequently asked questions page. You can be confident that your personal tutor will help you make the best choice for you. We also have a dedicated member of staff to help you prepare and make the most of your experience.
The year abroad is an opportunity not to be missed. I'm loving Austria – not just the food (cake – yum) but the culture and the experience.
I'm studying in English at the university but my German is improving. I did a short beginners course before I went but really I get by well and learn more and more just being surrounded by it.
I'm studying some crazy stuff – Space Law, European Cartel Law, some great mini courses that give me a bite-sized chunk of knowledge across a range of law areas.