Canadian applicants

Every year we welcome many students from across Canada to study our popular qualifying law degrees.

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England is a common law jurisdiction and shares many features of Canadian law. Through our courses, you will develop your legal skills and learn how they can be applied in other countries, helping you to further your career in Canada, England or elsewhere.

Practising Law in Canada

Our qualifying law degrees (LLB and MA in Law) are recognised by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) as satisfying many core aspects of the common law knowledge required to practise in Canada.

To practise in Canada you 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.

Every law graduate who has studied outside of Canada must sit the following five exams

  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Professional Responsibility

The above information is for guidance purposes only. We recommend that you check the policy and guidelines with the legal associations in the jurisdiction(s) that you wish to practise in for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Practising Law in the UK

If you decide to remain in the UK to practise 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.

Scholarships and funding

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

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