Our Exchange Programmes
The School of Law has an extensive exchange programme with over 60 partner universities across the globe. All Law students at Sheffield are able to go abroad for a year as part of their studies and study Law. For some degrees, a year abroad is a compulsory part of the degree: students on the LLB Law (European and International) degree study Law in English at one of our partner institutions, and students on the LLB Law with French, German or Spanish degrees study in those languages at one of our partners in France, Belgium, Germany or Spain.
Each year, the School also welcomes the highest number of visiting Erasmus/exchange students of any UK Law School. Students interested in coming to Sheffield to study must be nominated by their home University.
Please note that the School of Law does not participate in the University Study Abroad scheme.
Opportunities for Overseas Study
All Law students in the School can apply to spend a year of study abroad. In 2015/16 we are proud to share that we have over 100 students currently studying abroad. No other Law School in the country comes close to Sheffield in terms of the numbers of departing students.
If you are a student on the LLB Law (European and International) and LLB Law with French/German/Spanish degrees, then you must go abroad as part of your degree, at year three.
If you are a student on the LLB Law or LLB Law and Criminology degrees, then you can apply during your second year of studies to transfer to the LLB Law (with a year abroad) or LLB Law and Criminology (with a year abroad) and spend year 3 abroad, returning to complete your degree at Sheffield in year 4.
If you are a Law student at one of the School of Law's Partners Universities and you would like to study for a semester or year in Sheffield, the information on these pages should be useful.
What our students say
"It was the best experience of my life and I’m absolutely sure it will be for anyone else." - Siham Ali LLB Law (European and International)
Law students Clare and Siham spent a year studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Find out more about their experience of the study abroad scheme.
Advice about the EU Referendum Result
In light of the UK's recent vote to leave the EU, you may have questions and concerns if you are already on, or thinking of participating in, an exchange or study abroad programme. Both the British Council and the EU Commission, have issued statements providing assurances that there is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the EU referendum result. This means that there is no immediate effect on our study abroad programmes or students involved in them. Our programmes and existing partnerships with Universities abroad are all operating as normal.
We will continue to post relevant information concerning further developments on our web page. However, should you have any further questions relating to the UK's departure from the EU, these should be sent to the University's dedicated email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers to common questions are also available on The University of Sheffield EU Referendum information web page. Information can also be found on the Global Opportunities web page, which includes a link to the Vice-Chancellor's statement and to the FAQs.