• 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.

      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.

      There are two options that students can satisfy the English Language requirements:

      English Language Qualifications

      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.

      Pre-Sessional English Language Programme

      We are now offering a seven or twelve week pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our undergraduate LLB courses. To find out more, 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 email Admissions@law.ac.uk 

      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
      Bahrain 

       2 year accelerated LLB, 3 year LLB degrees, & i-LLB - an acceptable foundation year is required. 

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 75% overall

      Nigeria

      2 year accelerated LLB, 3 year LLB degrees, & i-LLB - an acceptable foundation year is required.

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year -  Senior School Certificate, West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE, SSC or WAEC) 5 subjects grades A-C

      South Africa

      South African National Senior Certificate with matriculation:

      2 year accelerated LLB - 77666 excluding Life Orientation

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 76666 excluding Life Orientation

      4 year degrees with Foundation year - 44444 excluding Life Orientation

       UAE

       2 year accelerated LLB, 3 year LLB degrees, & i-LLB - an acceptable foundation year is required.

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - Pass Tawjihiyya General Secondary Education Certificate Examination with an overall of 70% or 'Good'

      Asia
      Bangladesh

      2 year accelerated LLB, 3 year LLB degrees, & i-LLB - an acceptable foundation is required.

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - Higher Secondary School certificate 70% or GPA 4.0

      China

      2 year accelerated LLB, 3 year LLB degrees, & i-LLB - an acceptable foundation year is required.

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year -  Completion of 4 year Senior High School Certificate 70%

      Hong Kong

      HKDSE:

      2 year accelerated LLB - 554

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 554

      4 year LLB degrees with foundation year - 333 

      India

      Standard XII:

      2 year accelerated LLB - 75% overall

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 75% overall

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 50% overall

      Malaysia

      STPM (Malaysia Higher School Certificate):

      2 year accelerated LLB - ABB

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - BBB

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - C or DE

      Pakistan

      Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC):

      2 year accelerated LLB - 75%

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 75%

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 60%

      Singapore

      Singapore/Cambridge GCE A level:

      2 year accelerated LLB - ABB

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - BBB

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - C or DE

       South Korea4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - Pass High School with overall 70% or C grade 
      Europe
      European Baccalaureate

      2 year accelerated LLB - 76%

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 74%

      Cyprus

      Apolytirion :

      2 year accelerated LLB - 18.5

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 18

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 15

      France

      French Baccalaureate:

      2 year accelerated LLB - 13

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 12.5

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 10

      Germany

      Abitur :

      2 year accelerated LLB - 1.7

      Three year  LLB degrees & i-LLB - 2

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 4

      Greece

      Apolytirion :

      2 year accelerated LLB - 18.5

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 18

      4 year LLB degrees with foundation year - 15

      Italy

      Diploma di Esame di Stato:

      2 year accelerated LLB - 85%

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 80%

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 60%

      Poland

      Matura:

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

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 70% overall with 2 written extended level subjects at 70%

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 50% overall with 2 written extended level subjects at 50%

      North America
      Canada

      Canadian High School/Secondary School Diploma:

      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

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - Pass grade 12 of High School Diploma


      Cayman Islands

      Jamaica

      Trinidad & Tobago

      Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE):

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

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 6 CAPE Units including at least 2 Double Units and grades of II or above in all subjects

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 6 CAPE Units including at least 2 Double Units and grades of IV or above in all subjects

      USA

      4 year LL degrees with Foudnation year - a GPA of 3.0 on the USA High School Diploma

      High School Diploma plus SAT 1:

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

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - GPA 3.0 plus SAT 1 580, 580, 580

      High School Diploma plus ACT:

      2 year accelerated LLB - GPA 3.0 plus ACT 28

      three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - GPA 3.0 plus ACT 28

      High School Diploma plus AP:

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

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - GPA 3.0 plus AP 4, 4, 4

      Oceania
      Australia

      High School Certificate + ATAR

      2 year accelerated LLB - 85

      Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 80

      4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - complete Year 12 with C grades

    • 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  

    • We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our full time LLB courses.

      Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills in a supportive learning environment whilst developing their academic study skills in the areas of writing academic assignments, preparing examinations, giving presentations and participating in seminars and reading research articles.

      All pre-sessional English courses will be offered on a full time basis through a seven or twelve week program at our London Bloomsbury campus. Students will be able to meet their future course leaders and be introduced to the facilities and resources specific to their main degree programmes as well as develop their understanding of University systems, services and facilities. 

      Eligibility

      LLB with Foundation Year

      Seven Week Programme

      Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component.

      Twelve Week Programme

      Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 4.5 in any-sub component.

      Note: Pre-Sessional English programme students will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of the LLB with Foundation Year.

      Three Year LLB

      Seven Week Programme

      Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any sub-component.

      Twelve Week Programme

      Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any-sub component.

      Note: Pre-Sessional English programme students will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each component by the start of the Three Year LLB.

      Accelerated LLB

      Seven Week Programme

      Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any sub-component.

      Twelve Week Programme

      Students will be admitted to the pre-sessional programme with IELTS 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme).

      Note: Pre Sessional English programme students will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in each component by the start of the Accelerated LLB.

      Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable for Pre-Sessional English programmes.

      Structure 

      The pre-sessional English language program will be held at our London Bloomsbury Campus over seven week or twelve weeks. 

      Seven Week Programme

      Week 1:
      - Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
      - Communication and listening skills
      - General and academic reading skills
       - Academic listening and writing


      Week 2:
      - Communication and listening skills
      - Effective reading techniques
      - Research reports and questionnaires
      - Field Trip 1


      Week 3:
      - Seminar skills
      - Referencing and citation
      - Progress test (formative assessment)


      Week 4:
      - Presentation skills
      - Summaries and paraphrase
      - Academic essays


      Week 5:
      - Dealing with lectures
      - Dealing with textbooks
      - Critical reading


      Week 6: 
      - Assessment workshops
      - Essay structures and analysis
      - Presentation skills


      Week 7:
      - Field Trip 2
      - Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests

      Twelve Week Programme

      Week 1:
      • Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
      • Communication and listening skills
      • Vocabulary workshop


      Week 2:
      • Communication and listening skills
      • Grammar workshop
      • Starting to write
      • Field Trip 1


      Week 3:
      • Vocabulary workshop
      • Starting to write
      • General reading skills


      Week 4:
      • Grammar workshop
      • Developing your writing
      • Progress test (formative assessment)


      Week 5:
      • General reading skills
      • Communication and listening skills
      • Developing your writing


      Week 6:
      • Communication and listening skills
      • General and academic reading skills
      • Academic listening and writing


      Week 7:
      • Communication and listening skills
      • Effective reading techniques
      • Research reports and questionnaires
      • Field Trip 2


      Week 8:
      • Seminar skills
      • Referencing and citation
      • Progress test (formative assessment)

      Week 9: 
      • Presentation skills
      • Summaries and paraphrase
      • Academic essays


      Week 10:
      • Dealing with lectures
      • Dealing with textbooks
      • Critical reading


      Week 11:
      • Assessment workshops
      • Essay structures and analysis
      • Presentation skills


      Week 12:
      • Field Trip 2
      • Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests   

      Dates

      Preparation for September 2018 LLB Intake

      Seven-week programme:
      Start date:
      18 June 2018
      End date:
      7 September 2018

      Twelve-week programme:
      Start date:
      23 July 2018
      End date:
      7 September 2018


      Location

      All pre-sessional English language programs will be held at our London Bloomsbury Campus.

      Course Fees

      Seven-week programme: £1,400

      Twelve-week programme: £2,400

      Please note that pre-sessional students who require a CAS will only have to make a pre-payment of the full pre-sessional course fee rather than the usual £3,000.

      This fee is non-refundable. Fees include all learning materials and test fees.

      Application

      Apply for the LLB course as per the normal application route: 

      http://www.law.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply-for-a-law-degree/

      Applicants who do not meet our English Language requirements will be contacted if eligible for the pre-sessional English language programme. 

      Applications will close prior to the start of the pre-sessional programme.

      Non-tier 4 students can apply right up to the start of the pre-sessional programme. Tier-4 students have a deadline of 27 August 2018 for the September 2018 intake start date.

      No late starts are permitted on a pre-sessional course.

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