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Welcoming Chinese Applicants 

The School of Law welcomes Chinese students and has done so for many years. Our undergraduate LLB Law course is a popular choice. You may also be interested in our LLB Law with Chinese Law programme.

We also offer postgraduate study in the form of Masters’ degrees such as LLM or MA courses, and PhD research degrees.

The University of Sheffield is home to over 4,000 Chinese students, a Chinese speaking Vice-Chancellor, the Confucius Institute of the Year and is a leading voice for China in the UK!

Our understanding of Chinese culture, along with our academic and business expertise, is helping to forge new partnerships, links and friendships between our two countries. The University has a large Chinese Community which you can actively take part in.

Chinese Community

Why the School of Law?

Bartolome HouseWe are a top 10 law school in REF 2014 for quality of research, and a Russell Group Law School. Our teaching and research is world-class. We are also an international law school with over 68 nationalities across our student cohorts and staff. 

We provide personal and academic tutoring and we have a number of Mandarin and Cantonese speakers, as well as academic and support staff members from China and Malaysia, who can understand the challenges you face doing a degree in a foreign language. We will provide you with all the personal support you need to succeed. We will advise you on module choice and how to tailor the course to your needs.

Group discussionOur programmes are popular in China; we have students from the best universities, and have connections with a number of leading Chinese universities including Renmin University, Shandong University, Sun Yat-sen University and Jilin University.

This is a friendly, close knit community. We teach in small groups and you will get to know your professors and lecturers in classes and at social events. We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield!

Getting here

Sheffield is situated in the centre of the United Kingdom, about 50km from Manchester International Airport. There is a direct, regular train connection to Sheffield from the airport; the journey takes just over an hour. London is just over two hours away by train.

Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England. We are an international city, with many shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants in the city centre. We also have numerous excellent Chinese restaurants! This is a vibrant, student-friendly city. We celebrate all kinds of multicultural festivals and welcome students and visitors from all over the world.


What our students say

Ziyang"The best thing about studying at the School of Law is that all sorts of help is available. The teaching fellows are good at explaining the subjects; more importantly, they are approachable when you have questions, or simply just want to discuss. The School holds frequent career fairs, pro bono schemes and transferable skills training sessions which make you more equipped and competitive for future employment. The School is always here whenever I need it."

Laney"Studying at the School of Law brings me plenty of opportunities to get to know the professionals who are the top in their field. Some of my seminar tutors work, or used to work, as qualified solicitors with a successful legal career, hence they are able to attract the students’ attention with their new and practical perspectives on real life problems. Each of the students has a personal and academic tutor who has rich life experience and is always keen to provide help.

The flexible module choices keep us open to a variety of the career possibilities in the future. All the talks, projects and workshops will also help you find the career choice which suits you best, and it will also be a great chance to build contacts and meet new friends!

I would like to tell everybody thinking about studying at the School of Law that opportunities shall always be given here, and you get out what you put in!" 

Scholarships and Funding Find out more about the scholarships and funding available to you.