Malaysian applicants

Information for School of Law applicants from Malaysia.

Malaysian students hold a flag.

We’re delighted to offer a variety of undergraduate courses, postgraduate study and PhD research degrees to our Malaysian applicants and one of our ever-popular courses - LLB Law - is recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board in Malaysia.

With options to enter our school as an applicant to the full LLB programme from first year, or, under partnership arrangements with specific institutions, as a direct entrant to second year, there’s something for everyone here.

There’s even the opportunity to take advantage of our year abroad programme and study in a range of European or Commonwealth countries, as well as mainland China and India. 

Studying law at Sheffield is not only about the subjects. There is also the opportunity to get involved in Freelaw, our legal advice clinic, and the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, which gives students a unique opportunity to investigate cases of people convicted of serious crimes who are maintaining their innocence.

LLB Law

As mentioned above, our LLB Law degree is approved by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board in Malaysia. Studying this course with us means that you will cover 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 this degree, you will be able to enter the Malaysian legal profession and join the many other Sheffield graduates in law firms across Malaysia and Singapore.

Level 2 entry

If you are a Malaysian student joining us from one of our partner Universities, it is possible to enter our courses directly into year 2 providing you 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 will spend one year at their university in Malaysia and can transfer to the University of Sheffield for the remaining two years of their programme.

If you are interested in transferring to the University of Sheffield, please check with your home institution about eligibility/entry requirements and contact us for further information.

1+2 course structure

As part of 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 the 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 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)    

Support and Reading

Dr Yin Harn Lee, a Malaysian lecturer specialising in Intellectual Property law, acts as a 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.

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