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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.

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.

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 seven required by the legal professions in England and Wales. So 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.

How different is studying law in England?

England has a common law jurisdiction and shares several features of Malaysian law. We focus on developing your independence, resourcefulness and legal skills, which will help you wherever life takes you and wherever you go to practise law. You will also study the international context of the law and learn transferable legal skills which can be applied back home.

At Sheffield, we offer a large variety of LLB optional modules in which you can develop your specialist knowledge.

Entry routes to undergraduate study

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

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