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Welcoming Malaysian Applicants

The School of Law has been welcoming Malaysian students for many years. Our undergraduate LLB Law course is a popular choice and is recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board in Malaysia. We also offer postgraduate study in the form of Masters’ degrees such as LLM or MA courses, and PhD research degrees. You will find a warm and welcoming community of students and staff in Sheffield.

We welcome students from Malaysia both as applicants to the full LLB programme from first year, and also, under partnership arrangements with specific institutions, as direct entrants to second year.

Malaysian students who apply to us directly can also take advantage of our year abroad programme and study in a range of European, Commonwealth countries, as well as mainland China and India.

Your Law career

The School of Law is a member of the Russell Group of elite UK universities. Our LLB Law degree is approved by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board Malaysia. You will study the six subjects that you must pass for Malaysian purposes, as well as the additional subject required by the legal professions in England and Wales. With your LLB Law degree from this School of Law, you can enter the Malaysian legal profession and join the many other Sheffield graduates in law firms across Malaysia and Singapore.

Local information

Sheffield is situated in the centre of the United Kingdom, about 50km from Manchester International Airport, which has easy connections to KLIA. 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, offering Mosques and churches and other places of worship, with halal and Chinese regional food easily available. As a vibrant student-friendly city, all kinds of multicultural festivals are celebrated, including Chinese New Year.

Sheffield City Centre by Night

Photo of Chatsworth House in the Peak District

Photo of Students talking to the Chief Justice of Malaysia, Dato Arafin bin Zakaria

Direct entry to level 2

This is possible for students from specific Malaysian partner institutions with whom we currently have have 1+2 agreements in place, provided they meet the entry requirements. These institutions are: Taylor’s University Sdn. Bdn; HELP University College; INTI International University and Colleges; and KDU University College.

Students spend 1 year at their University in Malaysia and, providing they meet the specified requirements in their first year, transfer to the School of Law at The University of Sheffield for the remaining 2 years of their programme.

Interested students from these institutions should check with their home institution in the first instance about eligibility / entry requirements, and can contact us for further information.

1+2 Course structure

Taking the Sheffield LLB, you can study Company Law in your second year, opening up a wide range of corporate and commercial subjects in your third year. This will allow you to specialise to a greater extent than at most other Law schools.

Students from Taylor’s University on the 1+2 programme

Year 1

A student will have followed and passed the programme of study prescribed at Level 1 of the UK Law Degree Transfer programme at their Taylor’s University Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia.

Year 2

Semester 1 *Advanced Equity & Trusts (20 credits) *Advanced Criminal Law & Justice (20 credits) **Foundation option (20 credits) Law School Without It No Success 2 (WINS2DTP) (0 credits)
Semester 2  *Advanced Land Law (20 credits) **Foundation option (20 credits) ** Foundation option (20 credits)
Academic Year Law School Without It No Success 2 (0 credits)

*Including compulsory coverage of the subjects required for the Qualifying Law Degree (QLD)
** Including selected coverage of the subjects required for the Qualifying Law degree (QLD)

Year 3 (Final Year)

Semester 1 Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits)
Semester 2 Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits)
Academic Year Law School Final Year Success 2 (0 credits)

Students from the other specified Malaysian institutions on the 1+2 programme

Year 1

A student will have followed and passed the programme of study prescribed at Level 1 of the UK Law Degree Transfer programme at their home institution.

Year 2

Semester 1 *Advanced Equity & Trusts (20 credits) **Foundation option (20 credits) **Foundation option (20 credits) Law School Without It No Success 2 (WINS2DTP) (0 credits)
Semester 2 *Advanced Land Law (20 credits) *Advanced Torts Law (20 credits) ** Foundation option (20 credits)
Academic Year  Law School Without It No Success 2 (0 credits)

*Including compulsory coverage of the subjects required for the Qualifying Law Degree (QLD)
** Including selected coverage of the subjects required for the Qualifying Law degree (QLD)

Year 3 (Final Year)

Semester 1 Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits)
Semester 2 Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits) Specialist option (20 credits)
Academic Year Law School Final Year Success 2 (0 credits)

Agreement requirements

Applicants should check entry requirements with their home institutions, or email us for more information.

Support and Reading

Dr Yin Harn Lee, a Malaysian lecturer specialising in Intellectual Property law, acts as personal and academic tutor to all our 1+2 students from Malaysia. Dr Lee provides important support and guidance to these students as well as delivering the WINS (Without It No Success) programme to them. WINS is a non-credit bearing course that runs throughout all years of our undergraduate law degrees, helping you to develop your legal and critical thinking skills, and supporting your learning across your programme of study. The course commences with a two week intensive induction, introducing you to the main themes and skills you’ll be learning throughout.

Funding and scholarships

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

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Sheffield's links with Malaysia

Sheffield has developed a number of strong links with Malaysia and our former students have reached the top of the legal profession in Malaysia. Dato' Lela Negara Tun Arifin bin Zakaria, the Chief Justice of Malaysia from 2011, did his LLB Law degree here and recently revisited us to meet our current students.

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Further information

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

The University also has a South East Asia Office based in Kuala Lumpur. The team are very helpful and will guide you through the process of taking up your place at the University of Sheffield. More information is available via the link below.

See International Office website