• Undergraduate
    law degree
    entry
    requirements

  • The entry grades or points listed in the tables below are typical and only form part of our assessment of your suitability for the course. Applications are considered holistically and offers are based on both academic qualifications and other information, such as your personal statement and reference.

    If your qualification isn't listed or you require further information and advice on our law degree entry requirements, please call our Admissions team on 0800 289997 or contact us.

    Please note that we do not accept transfer of credits from prior study.


    • Standard requirements
      GCE A level

      Grades required:
      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: BBB

      Two year accelerated LLB: ABB.

      Four Year with Foundation LLB: 48 UCAS points, from a maximum of 3 A-levels. For example: A-level grade A, grades DD or grades EEE.

      Excluded subjects: 
      General Studies

      GCSE/standard grade Subjects & grades required (in addition to A-levels or one of the other equivalents):

      Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB , three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: Maths and English Language grade A-C, or grade 4, or above.

      Four Year with Foundation LLB: Maths at grade D/grade 4 and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above.  

      BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (formerly BTEC National Award)   

      Grades required: 

      Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: Distinction (Acceptable only if combined with other qualifications)

      Four year with Foundation LLB: Distinction.

      BTEC Level 3 Diploma (formerly BTEC National Certificate)

      Grades required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year Law with Business and Law with International Business: Distinction, Merit (Acceptable only if combined with other qualifications).

      Two year accelerated LLB: Distinction, Distinction.  (Acceptable only if combined with other qualifications).

      Four year with Foundation LLB: Merit, Pass.

      BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

      Grades required:

      Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: Distinction, Distinction, Merit (acceptable only if combined with other qualifications).

      Four year with Foundation LLB: Pass, Pass, Pass.

      Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced diploma (core plus options)

      Grades required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and  i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: BB at A Level plus grade B in Core.

      Two year accelerated LLB: BB at A Level plus grade A in Core.

      Four year with Foundation LLB: A in core.

      Scottish Higher

      Grades required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: AABB.

      Two year accelerated LLB: AAAB.

      Four year with Foundation: CDD or BC.

      Scottish Advanced Higher

      Grades required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: BBB.

      Two year accelerated LLB: ABB.

      Four year with Foundation LLB: B or DD.

      Irish leaving certificate

      Grades required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 or H3 H3 H3 H3 H3.

      Two year accelerated LLB: A2 A2 B2 B2 B2 or H2 H2 H3 H3 H3.

      Four year with Foundation LLB: C3 C3 C3 C3 ORH5 H5 H5 H5.

      International baccalaureate

      Points required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: 29 points

      Two year accelerated LLB: 31 points

      Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

      Grades required:

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: M2 M2 M2

      Two year accelerated LLB: M1 M1 M2

      Four year with Foundation LLB: P2 P2.

      Access and supporting qualifications

      Access to HE

      Three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 27 Distinctions.

      Two year accelerated LLB: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 30 Distinctions.

      Four year with Foundation LLB: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3.

      Certificate of Higher Education

      Grades required:

      Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time LLB, four year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business: 50% overall at level 4.

      European baccalaureate

      Grades required: 75%.

      HNC

      Subjects and grades required: Majority merit level.

      HND

      Grades required: Majority Merit level.

      Open University Degree Grades required:

      Achieve at least 70%/ ‘Pass 2’ outcomes in 60 credits worth of modules.

      or

      54%/ ‘Pass 3’ outcomes in 120 credits worth of modules.

      International Foundation Programmes

      Bellerbys: Foundation Programme, Law Pathway and Business with Law Pathway - 65% overall with no less than 55% in any module

      CATS: University Foundation Course, ABB

      Education First (EF): University Foundation Year, Business or Social Science specialism - 65% overall with no less than 55% in any module

      INTO: Foundation in Business, Management and Law - 65% overall with no less than 55% in any module

      NCUK: International Foundation Year - 65% overall with no less than 55% in any module

      UK Degree

      Minimum 2.2 or equivalent

      CILEx

      Distinction Level 3 Certificate

      We do not accept the CILEx Legal Secretaries Certificate


    • English language requirements

      The University is required to see evidence of English language ability before issuing a CAS reference number to students from non-majority English speaking countries.

      Students who have an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in a ‘majority English speaking’ country do not need to obtain a separate English language qualification. However, in some circumstances The University of Law may request evidence of your English proficiency either before you start a programme or during the programme of study.

      For details of countries counted as ‘majority English speaking’ by the Home Office, please see below.

      Accepted English language qualifications

      If you are from a non-majority English speaking country and do not have an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree taught in a ‘majority English speaking’ country, you will need to send us:

      • a certified copy of an approved English Language Test at (or above) the specific level outlined in the table below, in each of the four components of language learning

      Please see the table below for details of the English language qualifications we accept for your chosen course.

      English language qualifications by course:

      LLB (2 year programmes)

      IELTS (academic)

      Overall band score of 7.0 with no one component below 6.5.

      ISE III (Trinity College London)

      Pass in all four components

      Pearsons (academic)

      Score of 65 with no one component below 58

      Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency
      (tests taken from January 2015)

      Overall 185 with no one component below 176

      Cambridge English: First Certificate
      (test taken before January 2015)

      Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components

      Cambridge English: Advanced
      (test taken before January 2015)

      Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components

      Cambridge English: Proficiency
      (test taken before January 2015)

      Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

      iGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) and iGCSE English as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511)

      Grade C in all four areas

      Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) English Language Examination

      Level 5


      LLB (3 year programmes)

      IELTS (academic)

      Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0.

      ISE III (Trinity College London)

      Pass in all four components

      Pearsons (academic)

      Score of 58 with no one component below 51

      Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency
      (tests taken from January 2015)

      Overall 176 with no one component below 169

      Cambridge English: First Certificate
      (test taken before January 2015)

      Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components

      Cambridge English: Advanced
      (test taken before January 2015)

      Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components

      Cambridge English: Proficiency
      (test taken before January 2015)

      Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

      iGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) and iGCSE English as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511)

      Grade C in all four areas

      Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) English Language Examination

      Level 4


      Countries counted as ‘majority English speaking’ by the Home Office

      If you are from one of the following countries, we do not need to see evidence of your English language ability:

      • Antigua and Barbuda
      • Australia
      • The Bahamas
      • Barbados
      • Belize
      • Canada
      • Dominica
      • Grenada
      • Guyana
      • Jamaica
      • New Zealand
      • St Kitts and Nevis
      • St Lucia
      • St Vincent and the Grenadines
      • Trinidad and Tobago
      • United States of America
      • United Kingdom

      If you have an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in one of the following countries, you do not need to obtain a separate English language qualification. However, in some circumstances The University of Law may request evidence of your English proficiency either before you start a programme or during the programme of study:

      • Antigua and Barbuda
      • Australia
      • The Bahamas
      • Barbados
      • Belize
      • Dominica
      • Grenada
      • Guyana
      • Ireland
      • Jamaica
      • New Zealand
      • St Kitts and Nevis
      • St Lucia
      • St Vincent and the Grenadines
      • Trinidad and Tobago
      • United Kingdom
      • United States of America

      Acceptable international qualifications

      If your country is not listed below or if you need more information, call our Admissions team on (+44) (0)1483 216000 or contact us.

      In addition to the below we require students to meet our English Language and Maths GCSE requirements, please contact our Admissions team for further details on acceptable equivalent qualifications.

      Africa
      Nigeria An acceptable Foundation year is required for entry to our undergraduate degrees.
      South Africa

      South African National Senior Certificate with matriculation:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 76666 excluding Life Orientation

      2 year accelerated LLB – 77666 excluding Life Orientation

      Asia
      Bangladesh An acceptable Foundation year is required for entry to our undergraduate degrees.
      China An acceptable Foundation year is required for entry to our undergraduate degrees.
      Hong Kong

      HKDSE:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 554

      2 year accelerated LLB – 554

      India

      Standard XII:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 75% overall

      2 year accelerated LLB – 75% overall

      Malaysia

      STPM (Malaysia Higher School Certificate):

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – BBB

      2 year accelerated LLB – ABB

      Pakistan

      Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC):

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 75%

      2 year accelerated LLB – 75%

      Singapore

      Singapore/Cambridge GCE A level:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – BBB

      2 year accelerated LLB – ABB

      Europe
      European Baccalaureate

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 74%

      2 year accelerated LLB – 76%

      Cyprus

      Apolytirion :

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 18

      2 year accelerated LLB – 18.5

      France

      French Baccalaureate:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 12.5

      2 year accelerated LLB – 13

      Germany

      Abitur :

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 2

      2 year accelerated LLB – 1.7

      Greece

      Apolytirion :

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 18

      2 year accelerated LLB – 18.5

      Italy

      Diploma di Esame di Stato:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 80%

      2 year accelerated LLB – 85%

      Poland

      Matura:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 70% overall with 2 written extended level subjects at 70%

      2 year accelerated LLB – 75% overall with 2 written extended level subjects at 75%

      North America
      Canada

      Canadian High School/Secondary School Diploma:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – Ontario Secondary School Diploma - 6 grade 12 courses at 70% or other High school Diplomas 5 grade 12 courses at BBBBB

      2 year accelerated LLB – Ontario Secondary School Diploma - 6 grade 12 courses at 75% or other High school Diplomas 5 grade 12 courses at AABBB
      Jamaica

      Trinidad & Tobago

      Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE):

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 6 CAPE Units including at least 2 Double Units and grades of II or above in all subjects

      2 year accelerated LLB – 6 CAPE Units including at least 2 Double Units and grades of II or above in all subjects

      USA

      High School Diploma plus SAT 1:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – GPA 3.0 plus SAT 1 580, 580, 580

      2 year accelerated LLB – GPA 3.0 plus SAT 1 600, 600, 600

      High School Diploma plus ACT:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – GPA 3.0 plus ACT 28

      2 year accelerated LLB – GPA 3.0 plus ACT 28

      High School Diploma plus AP:

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – GPA 3.0 plus AP 4, 4, 4

      2 year accelerated LLB – GPA 3.0 plus AP 5, 4, 4

      Oceania
      Australia

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 80

      Three year full-time LLB, four-year part-time LLB and i-LLB, three year full-time Law with Business and Law with International Business – 80

      2 year accelerated LLB – 85

    • The University accepts students younger than 18, in our Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester centres only, but no younger than 17 years of age at the time of entry. You are required to comply with the University Student under 18 Policy and Protocols.

      You are required to complete the relevant under 18's form satisfactorily, providing parental/guardian agreement and details of a UK-based emergency/Next of Kin contact before your place is confirmed.

      To see the agreements and forms, please download the Students under 18 years of age Policy  

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