University of Sheffield
School of Law
We’re a world top 100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching. A member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities, our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments. We are a global university, rooted in Sheffield: a place to live that's the best in Britain for student life. Our students have voted us top for social life for three years running:
- Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016 and 2015 (joint first for social life and community atmosphere)
- Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014 (first for social life)
Sheffield is a city of stunning landscapes – the greenest in Europe, creative, welcoming, stubbornly independent, rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook. There's all the buzz and stimulation of city life, but none of the stress. Instead there's a friendly, laid-back feel and staggeringly beautiful scenery. In Sheffield you get the best of both worlds.
Choosing to study a postgraduate qualification at Sheffield’s School of Law is an investment in your future. It’s a chance to capitalise on your talents and put yourself ahead in a global careers market. The School is one of the top UK providers of law and criminology courses; it is large, diverse and dynamic, and you’ll have opportunities to learn, research and work with leading experts, both academics and professionals. In joining us you become part of a body of highly valued postgraduate students with their own identity, sense of community and dedicated study facilities. Our suite of postgraduate courses encompasses a range of academic and professional pathways. We combine real world experience with innovative, research led teaching to provide all you need to succeed.
Research and scholarship are at the heart everything we do, including our teaching. The School of Law has a vibrant research community through its centres and institutes:
- Centre for the Study of Law in Society
- Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law
- Sheffield Centre for International and European Law
- Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology Law and Ethics
- Centre for Criminological Research
Postgraduate students are encouraged to engage with the School’s active research culture, both through their taught courses and attendance at regular research events.
Our students go on to flourish in a variety of careers upon completion of their studies. Our University Careers Service gives you access to resources and support for up to three years after graduation. The School also has its own dedicated careers adviser for those intending to become a practising solicitor or barrister. Uniquely among English Russell Group law schools, we offer the opportunity to complete both the academic and vocational stages of qualifying as a solicitor in our Centre for Professional Legal Education.
The School of Law is a diverse and international community, with staff and students from more than 68 countries, speaking 14 languages. This environment helps our students develop cultural awareness and understand legal perspectives from across the world, again, helping to broaden your horizons and improve your career prospects on graduation.
Housed in the beautiful Grade II listed Bartolome House, the School of Law’s teaching and social spaces are a combination of modern and period features, opposite park land and a stone’s throw from Sheffield’s bustling city centre.
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