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Spend a Year of Study Abroad

The School of Law has the most extensive undergraduate exchange programme of any UK Law School. We exchange students with over 50 different universities across the globe, including Universities in Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Asia and the USA.

Who Can Participate

All undergraduate Law Students have the opportunity to spend a year of study overseas, and we highly recommend that you take this opportunity. Employers (including law firms) value study abroad experience highly.

LLB LawLLB Law and Criminology and BA Criminology students will be eligible to transfer to the LLB Law (with a Year Abroad) degree during year 2. These degrees allow you to spend an additional year of study abroad (in year 3) before returning to Sheffield to complete your degree.

Students studying LLB Law (European and International) , or one of our LLB Law with Foreign Law courses, must complete a year abroad at one of our partner Universities. Students taking our LLB Law (European and International) course, will study abroad in English, and will be given priority for destination choice. Remaining places will be opened up to LLB LawLLB Law and Criminology and BA Criminology students.

Destination Profiles

Discover what it’s like to live and study abroad from School of Law students!

You can read destination profiles written by School of Law students here

If you would like to submit a destination profile please email for more information

Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our partner Universities teach Law modules in English, so you do not need to speak another language, unless you are studying one of our LLB Law with French, German, Spanish or Chinese Law courses, in which case you will usually study in the host country’s language.

All students who are eligible for student finance should still apply for this whilst they are studying abroad. If any external funding is available this will be shared on an annual basis.

Further information can be found here.

Information about studying abroad will be shared with you in semester 2 of your first year and then again in semester 1 of your second year
For any further questions please email

If you have any queries about the School of Law Year Abroad programme please email