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.

Entry requirements vary by course, so please check application requirements carefully. You will need A Level and GCSE qualifications (or their equivalents) for degree courses with the exception of the LLB (Hons) Senior Status law degree, for which you need a degree at 2.2 or above in any subject.

Standard requirements
 GCSE/standard grade In addition to Level 3 qualifications we require all students with the exception of those on the Senior Status LLB to hold GCSE Maths and English Language or acceptable equivalent.                                                    

Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: 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, or grade 4, or above. 

GCE A level

Grades required:                                                                          
Three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: 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 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/BTEC Level 3 National Certificate Grades required: 

Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: Distinction (Acceptable only if combined with other qualifications)

Four year with Foundation LLB: Distinction

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

Grades required:

Three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: 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/BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma 

Grades required:

Two year accelerated LLB, three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma 

Grades required:

Three year full-time degrees and  i-LLB: 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 degrees and i-LLB: AABB

Two year accelerated LLB: AAAB

Four year with Foundation: CDD or BC

Scottish Advanced Higher

Grades required:

Three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: BBB

Two year accelerated LLB: ABB

Four year with Foundation LLB: B or DD

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grades required:

Three year full-time degrees and 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

Four year with Foundation LLB: C3 C3 C3 C3 OR H5 H5 H5 H5

International Baccalaureate

Points required:

Three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: 29 points

Two year accelerated LLB: 31 points

Four year with Foundation LLB: 48 UCAS points from 1, 2 or 3 IB certificates.  Can be a mixture of Standard, Higher or Core level.

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

Grades required:

Three year full-time degrees and i-LLB: 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 degrees and 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

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

Certificate of Higher Education

Grades required:

Two year accelerated degrees, three year full-time LLB and i-LLB: 50% overall at level 4

HNC

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

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:

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME 

IELTS (UKVI)                                                                                                                                                         

IN ADDITION: Students must be over 18 and have successfully completed secondary education (typically at least 11 years of education) including successfully passing mathematics at secondary school level.  

Overall band score of 5.0 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component.

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 

International Foundation Programme - a pass in the Tawjahiya

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

International Foundation Programme - Senior School Certificate, West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE, SSC or WAEC) 5 subjects grades A-C

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:

International Foundation Programme - 5 standard grade subjects at grades of C or above

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

International Foundation Programme - Pass Tawjhiyya General Secondary Education Certificate Examination with an overall of 60% or Pass

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

International Foundation Programme, Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate Certificate 50% or GPA 3.0 or B

2 year accelerated LLB, 3 year LLB degrees, & i-LLB - Higher Secondary School certificate 80% or GPA 5.0

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

China

International Foundation Programme, Completion of 3 year Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate 60% 

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 3 year Secondary School Certificate 70%

Hong Kong

HKDSE:

International Foundation Programme - 5 subjects at A-E or 5*-3

2 year accelerated LLB - 5,5,4

Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 5,5,4

4 year LLB degrees with foundation year - 3,3,3 

India

Standard XII Highter Secondary Certificate/All India Secondary School Examination :

International Foundation Programme - 35% overall

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):

International Foundation Programme - 5 subjects at A-C or 1-6

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):

International Foundation Programme - 40% in HSC or 5 O Levels or i-GCSEs at grade C

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:

International Foundation Programme - Singapore/Cambridge O Level 5 subjects at A-C or 1-6

2 year accelerated LLB - ABB

Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - BBB

4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - C or DE

 South KoreaSenior High School Certificate                                                                                                                                                                 International Foundation Programme - 70% or C grade                                                                                                                             4 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 :

International Foundation Programme - 10

2 year accelerated LLB - 18.5

Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 18

4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 15

France

French Baccalaureate:

International Foundation Programme - 10

2 year accelerated LLB - 13

Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 12.5

4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 10

Germany

Abitur :

International Foundation Programme - Hauptschulabschluss or Realschulabschluss score of 4

2 year accelerated LLB - 1.7

Three year  LLB degrees & i-LLB - 2

4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 4

Greece

Apolytirion :

International Foundation Programme - 15

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:

International Foundation Programme - Diploma di Esame di Stato overall 60%

Three year LLB degrees & i-LLB - 80%

4 year LLB degrees with Foundation year - 60%

Poland

Matura:

International Foundation Progamme - 30% overall

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:

International Foundation Programme - Pass with 5 grade 11 courses

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):

International Foundation Programme - Carribean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate - 5 subjects at grade 111

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

International Foundation Programme - Pass grade High School Diploma to grade 12 with GPA of 3.0

4 year LL degrees with Foundation 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

International Foundation Programme - Complete Year 12 with overall C grade

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:
23 July 2018
End date:
7 September 2018

Twelve-week programme:
Start date:
18 June 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.

If you have previously studied a qualification or a module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption or recognition of prior learning (RPL), please refer to the link below which provides further information and application details.

Exemptions and Recognition of Prior Learning

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