• 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, three year full-time Law with Business, four-year part-time LLB, i-LLB: BBB

      Two-year accelerated LLB: ABB

      Excluded subjects: 
      General Studies

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

      Maths and English Language (grade A-C) or grade 4 or above. 

      BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (formerly BTEC National Award) Acceptable only if combined with other qualifications    

      Grades required: Distinction

      BTEC Level 3 Diploma (formerly BTEC National Certificate)

      Acceptable only if combined with other qualifications 

      Three year full-time LLB, three year full-time Law with Business, four-year part-time LLB, i-LLB: Distinction, Merit

      Two-year accelerated LLB: Distinction, Distinction,
      BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

      Grades required: Distinction, Distinction, Merit

      Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced diploma (core plus options)

      Grades required:

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

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

      Scottish Higher

      Grades required:

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

      Two-year accelerated LLB: AAAB

      Scottish Advanced Higher

      Grades required:

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

      Two-year accelerated LLB: ABB

      Irish leaving certificate

      Grades required:

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

      International baccalaureate

      Points required:

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

      Two-year accelerated LLB: 31 points

      Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

      Grades required:

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

      Two-year accelerated LLB: M1 M1 M2

      Access and supporting qualifications

      Access to HE

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

      Certificate of Higher Education

      Grades required: 65%+, level 4  

      European baccalaureate

      Grades required: 75%

      HNC

      Subjects and grades required: Majority merit level in a relevant subject

      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

      Foundation Degree 
      Grades required: 65% overall and not less than 55% in each module
      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 50

      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, please visit the UK NARIC website, call our Admissions team on (+44) (0)1483 216000 or contact us.

      Africa  
      Nigeria Senior School Certificate (SSCE) or West African Certificate (WAEC): minimum 5 subjects at grade C or above and a recognised university foundation year
       
      The International foundation year should be 65% and a foundation degree from the UK should be 60% or above
      South Africa Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement grades ABBB
      Asia   
       Bangladesh  Bachelors degree - 1st class division or minimum overall mark of 65%
      China

      Grades of at least 80% (or an average of grade B) for High School Certificate and a recognised university foundation year or completed one year of study at a university in China.

      The International foundation year should be 65% and a foundation degree from the UK should be 60% or above

      Hong Kong HKDSE 554 points across the 6 subject areas including 1 elective. Chinese language not counted.
      India CBSE Standard 12, ICSE or Higher Secondary: 75% and above
      Malaysia Cambridge Overseas Advanced Level Examination: ABB 

      or 

      STPM Malaysia Higher School Certificate: minimum 3 Principals A to B
      Pakistan The Higher Secondary School Certificate in Science, Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical at 80% or above
      Singapore Singapore SIPCAL 3 H2 subjects required at ABB

      or

      Singapore/Cambridge GCE A level at ABB
      Europe  
      European Baccalaureate Minimum 75%
      Cyprus Apolytiron: minimum 18
      France French Baccalaureate: 14 out of 20
      Germany Arbitur: 1.7 overall including 2 subjects with 13/15
      Greece Apolytiron: minimum 18
      Italy Diploma Conseguito Con L’Esame di Stato: 85
      Poland Matura: minimum of 80% in 3 advanced subjects
      North America    
      Canada

      Canadian High School/Secondary School Diploma from: 

      Alberta: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      British Columbia: 5 B grades in acceptable grade 12 courses
      Manitoba: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      New Brunswick: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      Newfoundland: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      North West Territories: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      Nova Scotia: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      Ontario: Advanced level with 70% at six grade 12 courses
      Prince Edward Island: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses Quebec (Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)): Pass
      Saskatchewan: 70% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
      Yukon Territory: 5 B grades in acceptable grade 12 courses

      We do not accept the Canadian GED

      Caribbean (The Caribbean Examination Council) Caribbean Examination Council – The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE): 3 two-unit subjects with grades I, II or III
      USA

      High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a 4.0 scale, plus one of the following: 

      • SAT I: minimum scores in each component - Verbal 600, Math 600 and Written 600
      • A minimum ACT score of 27
      • Advanced Placement Tests: Grade 5,4,4 or above
      Oceania  
      Australia Tertiary Entrance Ranking: 80%

      or

      OP qualifications: band 6 result or above

      or

      ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank): 80%

    • 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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