Welcoming Canadian Applicants
The School of Law welcomes students from all over Canada to study for our popular qualifying law degrees:
We also offer further academic degrees in legal subjects including:
Why study Law at the University of Sheffield?
England is a common law jurisdiction and shares many features of Canadian law. While many UK schools offer qualifying law degrees, the University of Sheffield School of Law is uniquely focused on skill development and global focus.
We focus on developing your legal skills, which will help you whether you want to practice law in Canada, England or elsewhere. We also emphasise the international context of the law and how your skills can be applied in other countries.
Practising Law in Canada:
Applying for a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)
Our qualifying law degrees (LLB, MA in Law) are recognised by the NCA as satisfying many core aspects of common law knowledge required to practice law in Canada. As with all qualifying law degrees obtained in England, Canadian students who would like to practice law in Canada must apply for a Certificate of Qualification from the NCA.
The NCA will assess your course of study to determine which exams you will be required to take to receive your Certificate of Qualification. Our students are typically required to sit the following five exams:
Practising Law in the UK:
If you decide to remain in the UK to practice law, you can continue your vocational law training right here at the University of Sheffield with our Legal Practice Course (MA in Legal Practice). We are the only prestigious Russell Group University in England offering this course. Graduates of the MA Law are guaranteed a place on our LPC and a 10% fee discount, as long as they meet the basic entry criteria.