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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 Law and LLB Law and 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 Law and LLB Law and 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.

Erasmus funding  is currently available to students who go to a destination within Europe. This grant contributes towards the extra costs that you may encounter from studying abroad. For 2018/19 the grant can be up to €300 – €350 a month, depending on the country you visit.

Further information can be found on the Erasmus+ website here

Information about studying abroad will usually be emailed to students during Semester 1.

Our Year Abroad Application Timeline has key dates and information about the application process

View the timeline here >

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

(Please note: The School of Law’s Year Abroad programme is separate to the University’s Study Abroad scheme)