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Nigerian applicants

The School of Law welcomes Nigerian students and has done so for many years. Our undergraduate LLB Law course is a popular choice. We also offer postgraduate study in the form of Masters’ degrees such as LLM or MA courses, and PhD research degrees. There is a warm and welcoming community of students and staff waiting to welcome you to Sheffield.

Local information

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. Sheffield has churches of many denominations, also mosques and other places of worship. West African food, including halal, is readily available. This is a vibrant, student-friendly city. We celebrate all kinds of multicultural festivals and welcome students and visitors from all over the world. Welcome and please join us.

Law careers

The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of elite UK universities. You can use an LLB Law degree from Sheffield as a step towards entry to the Nigerian legal profession and join the many other Sheffield graduates in law firms across your country. We also offer the MA in Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course) here at this School of Law.

How different is studying law in England?

England has a common law jurisdiction and shares several features of Nigerian 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.

What you will need to study LLB Law

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Sheffield's links with Nigeria

Sheffield has developed a number of strong links with Nigeria through former students who are now in Law firms, banking, or large companies. We even have our own office in Lagos and can provide a wide range of information and advice on applying to our various courses, living and studying here.

Our office in Lagos, West Africa

The University of Sheffield's West African Office are very helpful and can provide a wide range of information and assistance with your UCAS application.

Visit our West Africa Office website


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

More information about scholarships

Studying in Sheffield from one of our former Nigerian students

Read a blog from one of our former Nigerian law students – now a lawyer at Olaniwun Ajayi LP.

Read about Temi’s experience of studying in Sheffield, including how she found a church that was just what she was hoping for, and how she joined a choir.

Our student societies

Two student societies, part of our excellent Students’ Union, are dedicated to the wellbeing of Nigerian students and are ready to welcome you to Sheffield. They are highly social and welcoming, and organise lots of events, such as a talent night, a Christmas ball, an Urban Lounge music night and trips to other destinations around the UK.

Find out more about our societies

Further information

Our International Office webpages contain a great deal of information for Nigerian applicants, including links to apply for visa advice, representatives in Nigeria and visits to your area.

More information for Nigerian applicants