Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code M120
Duration 4 years
Fees and additional costs Home students Overseas students Fee status help
Related subjects Law

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School of Law
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School of Law

A World Top 100 law department
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

90% overall satisfaction
National Student Survey 2019

UK top 10 for research excellence
Research Excellence Framework 2014

We have one of the largest study abroad programmes in the UK

Course description

This is a four-year course including a year of study abroad in a choice of over 70 destinations. It covers all the basic subjects in the Common Law of England and Wales, but with an emphasis on the European and international legal contexts.

You study the principles of comparative law in the first year and international law in the second year. You spend your third year studying law - in English - at one of our partner universities overseas. You then return to Sheffield to complete your degree.

The LLB programmes are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board as Qualifying Law Degrees for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA
A Levels + additional qualifications AAB + A in a relevant EPQ
International Baccalaureate 36
BTEC D*DD in a relevant subject (Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance)
Scottish Highers AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • At least two of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
    Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
  • BTEC relevant subjects include Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance. Access relevant subjects include Law, Business Studies/Management, Humanities or Social Science
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Law website

First year

Core modules:

Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice
Criminal Law and Justice
Law of Obligations (Contract, Torts & Restitution)
Principles of Comparative Law
Property Law (Land Law, Equity and Trusts)
Public Law in the UK and the EU
Core Legal and Study Skills 1 (CLASS1)

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced EU Law
Advanced Issues in International Law
Foundations of International Law
Core Legal and Study Skills 2 (CLASS2)

Optional modules:

Advanced Administrative Law and Justice
Advanced Constitutional Law
Advanced Contract: Contract Theories in a Commercial Perspective
Advanced Criminal Law and Justice
Advanced Equity & Trusts
Advanced Land Law
Advanced Law of Contract
Advanced Torts Law
Private Law Aspects of Company Law

Third year

Core modules:

Law Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Core Legal and Study Skills Final Year (CLASS-FY)

Optional modules:

Advanced Administrative Law and Justice
Advanced Constitutional Law
Advanced Contract: Contract Theories in a Commercial Perspective
Advanced Criminal Law and Justice
Advanced EU Law
Advanced Equity & Trusts
Advanced Issues in International Law
Advanced Land Law
Advanced Law of Contract
Advanced Torts Law
Competition Law
Criminal Evidence
Criminal Process
Criminology Research Paper
Criminology Research Project
Criminology and War
Drugs, Crime and Control
Employment Law
Family Law
Foundations of International Law
Foundations of International Law
Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
Intellectual Property Law
International Commercial Arbitration
International Human Rights Law
International Legal Theory and Practice
International Trade Law
Law Research Paper
Law Research Paper
Law, Accountability and Government
Law, Democracy and Populism
Police and Policing in a Global Context
Principles of Healthcare Law and Ethics
Private Law Aspects of Company Law
Punishment and Penal Policy
Responding to Crime and Victimisation
Restorative Justice
Sale of Goods
Sexual Offending and Sex Offenders
The Law Relating to Public Companies
The Rehabilitation of Offenders
Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Law
Understanding Criminology: Advanced Level Introduction
Youth Crime and Justice

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 10%
Independent study 65%
Placement 25%

Exams/tests 46%
Coursework 52%
Practical 2%

School of Law

All of our courses prepare you for the challenges of professional life. Learning to identify and address the complex legal, moral, ethical or social questions that underpin the law is key to your success here. Your teachers will be researching the very latest aspects of law and criminology and amongst them are practising legal professionals. Their discoveries become yours, as their research filters into teaching.

Top law firms regularly visit us to meet our students and take a hands-on approach by contributing to your wider education. They also interview our high-achieving students for jobs.

We have over 200 places for voluntary work experience, which gives you the chance to do real client work that has a positive impact in the community. You can get involved in our free legal clinic and the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, an opportunity to work on cases of wrongful imprisonment. You can work on our commercial pro bono project, on our criminal justice initiative or at the courts, providing help and support to individual litigants. You can also work with several local charities as a trained adviser, helping individuals with their legal problems.

Our degrees have a strong international focus to prepare you for a career that could take you anywhere. Our study abroad scheme is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and includes destinations in Europe, Australia, China, the US and Canada.

School of Law website

What our graduates do

Many of our students enter the legal profession, either as barristers or solicitors. For those planning to become solicitors, we have an in-house Legal Practice Course which is a masters programme. Many of our graduates secure training contracts as solicitors in top law firms.

Our former students have joined global, national and regional law firms, barristers' chambers and have become judges. Three Lord Justices of Appeal are among our former graduates and regularly visit to support us. With all the opportunities and skills on offer here, our students have also taken up careers in the criminal justice system and in a wide range of managerial professions.

Student profile

Lanxin Zhao, School of Law

"Studying at the School of Law brings me plenty of opportunities to get to know the professionals who are top in their field. Some of my seminar tutors work, or used to work, as qualified solicitors with a successful legal career, hence they are able to give students their perspectives on real-life problems. Each of the students has a personal and academic tutor who has rich life experience and is always keen to provide help."

Lanxin Zhao ,

Following all our LLB courses, you'll be eligible to take the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course for entry to the legal profession in England and Wales, either as a solicitor or barrister.

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