Nigerian applicants

Our undergraduate LLB Law course is a popular choice for Nigerian students at the School of Law, as well as our Masters and PhD research degrees.

An LLB law student from Nigeria

The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of elite UK universities and you can use an LLB Law degree - a qualifying law degree - from us as a step towards entry to the Nigerian legal profession and join the many other Sheffield graduates in law firms across your country.

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.

Studying Law at Sheffield is not only about the subjects. There is also the opportunity to get involved in our pro bono schemes including legal advice clinics and our 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.


Practising in Nigeria

Graduates of our qualifying law degrees are required to take and pass both the Bar Part 1 and Bar Part 2 exams upon their return to Nigeria.   

The Law Society offers further information about how to practise in Nigeria.

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.


Experiences of former Nigerian students

  • Ojima Abalaka, winner of the Nigeria Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2014, graduated in 2018 with an LLB in European and International Law.
  • Temi Adebayo graduated in 2009 with an LLB in Law. 

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