• International students

    Entry requirements

  • We welcome a range of international qualifications for our law degrees and postgraduate courses. Entry requirements vary country-by-country and for each course. Please follow the links below for further information on the requirements for your chosen course, including English language requirements:

    Law degrees
    Postgraduate courses 

    Alternatively, for more information on whether your qualifications meet our entry requirements you can visit the UK NARIC website naric.org.uk.  

    Country-specific information

    The section below provides useful information for international students on how our courses can further your legal careers in your jurisdictions, as well as in the UK. For students from Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore we also provide a useful ‘routes into practice’ diagram and details on entry requirements. 

    • Students from  Bangladesh 

      We offer a range of professional qualifications that can help towards qualifying as a lawyer in England and Wales, as well as enhance your career opportunities in Bangladesh. 

      Study our undergraduate LL.B (Hons) Law degree 

      At The University of Law, we believe our undergraduate students should understand how the law is applied in a real-world context, as well as being challenged academically. Therefore our law degrees are very different to the traditional LL.B. They are based on an innovative approach to learning that combines academic rigour with practical legal skills in a business- like environment. The result is the most relevant and rounded degree-level education available. You can study our LL.B over two or three-years, further information is available on our website at: law.ac.uk/undergraduate 
      If you already hold a non-law degree you can study our conversion course the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), which can be completed full-time over a ten month period. 

      Study our BPTC to become a barrister, or to enhance your legal career in Bangladesh 
      To ensure you receive the most relevant training to become a barrister, this course is uniquely structured to mirror a barrister’s real-life experience of the litigation process. You will gain essential commercial awareness, learn how to apply your legal skills in practice and receive unparalleled opportunities to master your advocacy skills. 

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Canadian entry requirements 

      By studying The University of Law's two or three-year LL.B, you may need to take as few as 5-6 Challenged Exams when you return to Canada. This is lower than studying with many other UK LL.B providers, due to the fact our LL.B is worth 360 credits - even on the two-year course. Most other UK provider's LL.B's are only worth 240 credits, meaning you will need generally need to take more Challenged Exams.

      If you are planning to return to qualify as a lawyer in Canada, we strongly recommend that before studying our LL.B in the UK, you complete an undergraduate course of study in Canada. We make this recommendation for two reasons:

      • you will be entering a regulated profession in Canada, and as such, must comply with the relevant rules relating to length of post-high school study; and
      • students who study law in Canada do so as a post-graduate course. As such, most legal employers in Canada will expect students to have studied an undergraduate course before their law degree.

      For the LPC you must hold a qualifying law degree (all University of Law LL.B degrees are qualifying law degrees) or a GDL or similar qualification. Students with an overseas degree, or who may require further guidance, should discuss their eligibility with Admissions as soon as possible on +44 (0)1483 216000 or send them a message.   

      Further information on studying in the UK is available from the British Council: educationuk.org

      Your route to practice in Canada 

      Routes to practice - Canada

      * Students are required to make an application to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) for accreditation of qualification obtained outside Canada. The number of ‘challenged examinations’ indicated above is only representative of the NCA’s requirements, which may change from time to time. Students are strongly recommended to contact the NCA if they have any queries prior to starting an overseas LL.B course. Details can be found on the NCA website

      ** The LPC (Legal Practice Course) is a compulsory course required to be studied by anyone wishing to become a solicitor in England and Wales. Our LPC will qualify a student to enter a two year training contract with a law firm (necessary to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales) 

      I chose The University of Law 
      ‘I would definitely recommend other international students to come to study at The University of Law. The University has so much more to offer than just classes and a degree at the end. The overall experience has been amazing. The administrative staff and the tutors were always very helpful and provided great support. Whenever I had a problem or query, I never felt alone or lost, the staff and tutor were working with me to help find a solution. I plan on going back to Canada, where I will apply to take the NCA (National Committee on Accreditation) exams and then begin to practice the law in Canada.’
      Pamela Rekhi, Canadian LPC student 2013/14 

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Students from Cyprus 

      Through studying our two-year LL.B undergraduate law degree then our one-year Legal Practice Course (LPC), you will gain a Masters qualification in just three years that can help you towards qualifying as a lawyer in England and Wales, as well as enhance your career opportunities in Cyprus. 

      Our undergraduate LL.B (Hons) Law degree 
      At The University of Law, we believe our undergraduate students should understand how the law is applied in a real-world context, as well as being challenged academically. Therefore our law degrees are very different to the traditional LL.B. They are based on an innovative approach to learning that combines academic rigour with practical legal skills in a business- like environment. The result is the most relevant and rounded degree-level education available. Further information is available on our website at: law.ac.uk/undergraduate 

      If you already hold a non-law degree you can study our conversion course the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), which can be completed full-time over a ten month period. 

      Study our LPC 
      Our world-class Legal Practice Course now includes the opportunity to gain a Masters qualification, through completion of a Professional Practice Dissertation or alternative approved module. Study our LPC and you will have the chance to excel in a specialist area, focus your expertise and enhance your employment prospects. 

      I chose The University of Law 
      ‘The University of Law offers teaching in small workshop classes which benefit the students immensely as we co-operate and engage more with each other. I find the teaching staff highly qualified and easily approachable. Furthermore, the frequent moot trials during workshops offer the best opportunity for hands-on experience in mooting.The University of Law is the ideal place for an international student to study, it boasts quite a diverse student demographic and there is an abundance of opportunities to join different societies and engage with other students.’ 

      Annita Sophocleous from Cyprus is currently studying her GDL in London

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Students from Ghana 

      We offer a range of professional qualifications that can help towards qualifying as a lawyer in England and Wales, as well as enhance your career opportunities in Ghana. 

      Study our undergraduate LL.B (Hons) Law degree 
      At The University of Law, we believe our undergraduate students should understand how the law is applied in a real-world context, as well as being challenged academically. Therefore our law degrees are very different to the traditional LL.B. They are based on an innovative approach to learning that combines academic rigour with practical legal skills in a business- like environment. The result is the most relevant and rounded degree-level education available. You can study our LL.B over two or three-years, further information is available on our website at: law.ac.uk/undergraduate 

      If you already hold a non-law degree you can study our conversion course the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), which can be completed full-time over a ten month period. 

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Hong Kong entry requirements 
      To study our LL.B you will need HKDSE 554 points across the 6 subject areas including 1 elective. Chinese language not counted.Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

      Further information on studying in the UK is available from your local British Council office:
      3 Supreme Court Road
      Admiralty
      Hong Kong
      +2913 5100
      britishcouncil.org/hongkong

      Not studied in the UK before?
      Starting at a university is an exciting time but it can be challenging especially when a change of country, culture and language is also involved. Understand Britain, founded by an alumnus of The University of Law, helps students from Hong Kong overcome this challenge by providing a great range of informative and essential tutorials all about life in the United Kingdom – helping students to settle in to British life and their studies both quickly and smoothly. To find out more visit understandbritain.com

      Your route to practice in Hong Kong 

      routes to practice_hong kong

      * The University of Law also offer a three-year LL.B course

      **Hong Kong Conversion examinations comprise Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Commercial Law, Evidence and Business Associations

      I chose The University of Law 
      ‘With a combined legal education background in both China and the UK, I started my legal career in Beijing focusing on corporate practice. After seven years’ practice, I realised that I needed to further my knowledge and practical experience to become a truly international lawyer. I chose The University of Law to complete my LPC because besides providing solid legal knowledge of many aspects of English law, it is based on real-life scenarios, which means it is directly applicable to the practice. The design of the course is unique compared to my previous study experience – I could tell that it would equip me of practical knowledge in multi-jurisdiction transactions. I know that what I have learnt at The University of Law will strengthen my competiveness in my further career.’ 
      Helen Wen, studied her LPC at The Universiry of Law and has seven years’ experience as a lawyer in China

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Malaysian entry requirements 

      To study our LL.B you will need Cambridge Overseas Advanced Level Examination – minimum ABB, or STPM Malaysia Higher School Certificate – minimum three Principals A to B. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

      For the Bar Professional Training Course, you will need a qualifying English law degree (2:2 minimum) or an international equivalent. Students with an overseas degree should discuss their eligibility with The English Bar Standards Board: barstandards.org.uk

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.


      Further information on studying in the UK is available from the British Council: educationuk.org

      Your route to practice in Malaysia 

      routes to practice_malaysia

       * The University of Law also offer a three-year LL.B course 

      I chose The University of Law 
      ‘A law degree from a reputable UK institution is well recognised in Malaysia and the best thing about the LL.M LPC at The University of Law is that it gives me an international prospective about the legal system of the UK, Europe and other jurisdictions as well as being a really well structured course. I would definitely recommend The University of Law to international students. If you want a first class experience it is the best place to go.’ 
      Kelvin Xiawei, LPC student from Malaysia

    • Students from Mauritius

      We offer a range of professional qualifications that can help towards qualifying as a lawyer in England and Wales, as well as enhance your career opportunities in Mauritius.

      Study our undergraduate LL.B (Hons) Law degree
      At The University of Law, we believe our undergraduate students should understand how the law is applied in a real-world context, as well as being challenged academically. Therefore our law degrees are very different to the traditional LL.B. They are based on an innovative approach to learning that combines academic rigour with practical legal skills in a business- like environment. The result is the most relevant and rounded degree-level education available. You can study our LL.B over two or three-years, further information is available on our website at: law.ac.uk/undergraduate

      If you already hold a non-law degree you can study our conversion course the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), which can be completed full-time over a ten month period.

      Study our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
      To ensure you receive the most relevant training to become a barrister, this course is uniquely structured to mirror a barrister’s real-life experience of the litigation process. You will gain essential commercial awareness, learn how to apply your legal skills in practice and receive unparalleled opportunities to master your advocacy skills.

      Please note: From 2013, all BPTC students must now pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2015 course entry, we’re introducing a new selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/bptc.

    • Nigerian entry requirements

      To study our LL.B you will need a Nigerian Senior School Certificate (SSCE), or West African Examination Council (WAEC) min five subjects at grade C and a recognised university foundation year.

      The international foundation year should be 65% and a foundation degree from UK should be 60% or above.

      Further information on studying in the UK is available from the British Council: educationuk.org

      Your route to practice in Nigeria

      routes to practice_nigeria

      * The University of Law also offer a three-year LL.B course. The University of Law's LL.B is accredited by the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria and on successful completion allows a student to apply for the Bar Part 1 course

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Students from Pakistan 

      Study our BPTC to become a barrister, or to enhance your legal career in Pakistan 

      To ensure you receive the most relevant training to become a barrister, this course is uniquely structured to mirror a barrister’s real-life experience of the litigation process. You will gain essential commercial awareness, learn how to apply your legal skills in practice and receive unparalleled opportunities to master your advocacy skills.

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

    • Singapore entry requirements 

      To study our LL.B you will need: Singapore SIPCAL three H2 subjects required at ABB; Singapore/Cambridge GCE A level ABB. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

      For the LPC you must hold a qualifying law degree or a GDL or similar qualification. Students with an overseas degree, who may require further guidance, should discuss their eligibility with Admissions as soon as possible +44 (0)1483 216000 or send them a message.

      For the Bar Professional Training Course, you will need a qualifying English law degree (2:2 minimum) or an international equivalent. Students with an overseas degree should discuss their eligibility with the English Bar Standards Board at barstandardsboard.org.uk

      Please note: all BPTC students must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test before starting the course. Please check our website for full details on this, and all entry requirements. For 2017 course entry, we’re running a selection process which includes an interview, with oral and written advocacy tests. Please visit our website for more information: law.ac.uk/postgraduate/bptc.

      Your route to practice in Singapore 
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      * Accredited by the Singapore Legal Professional (Qualified Persons) Rules