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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.

Living here

Canadian nationals studying in the UK will need a Tier 4 student visa. The University's trained immigration specialists will help you through the process, and can help with visas for a spouse and children who meet the requirements.


Our University accommodation has been voted number 1 three years in a row (THE Student Experience Survey 2014, 2015 & 2016). Whether you are a Home, International, Undergraduate or Postgraduate student, as long as you meet a few conditions you are guaranteed accommodation. All University accommodation rent includes all your bills, contents insurance, Customer Services and Security and Wi-Fi.

Many of our apartments and houses are suitable for families and couples. They're all close to the University, shops and good local schools.

Funding and scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships for Canadian students who show exceptional academic potential.

More information

Our MA Law course qualifies for Canada Student Loans and Grants, automatic Canadian student tuition discounts, and University scholarships for international students.

Canadian alumni

Our alumni

Nathan Seef

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Nathan Seef, MA International Criminology Kristijana Vidovic, LLB Law

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Kyra Bradley, LLB Law and Criminology Gurdeep Singh-Sohal, LLB Law

Notable alumni

Our Canadian alumni go on to work in the legal, business, corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Some of our notable alumni include:  

Former First Lady of Canada Maureen McTeer, who holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology Law and Ethics from the School and was awarded an honorary LLD (Doctor of Law) in recognition of her work in 2008.

Further information

Our International Office webpages contain a great deal of information for Canadian applicants, including links to apply for Canadian Loans, visa advice and pre-arranged visits to your region.

See International Office website