LLB application process
The LLB is the course which equips you with the knowledge to be able to specialise later on in a career in law - as opposed to other degrees that might see you study law in a more academic context, or other vocational qualifications. Here, we’ll explain the key information you’ll need to have in mind when applying.
Where can I apply for an LLB?
The most common route into the LLB is by applying through UCAS and entering the course as an undergraduate. This can be a competitive way into the legal world, with applications via the platform for law courses reaching 133,550 for the 2019/20 academic term, and this number is increasing year on year.
When are the application deadlines?
If you’re applying through UCAS, the deadlines will usually occur in the first term of the academic year - September or October, varying from year to year. If you’re looking to get on to a course as a graduate, applications will generally occur at the end of the spring term, around April.
What will I need in order to apply?
While in many cases an application on the UCAS platform will suffice, some universities will also require you to take the LNAT - National Admissions Test for Law. This will consist of a multiple-choice reading comprehension test as well as an essay task, which will be used to assess how well you are able to distill texts and put together a convincing argument.
What are the grade requirements to get onto an LLB course?
Universities will generally ask for three A levels as an entry requirement for the LLB, with the most common being an ABB or its equivalent. However, this can go from BCC to AAA for the most prestigious courses. There are usually no set A level subjects required, although you should choose those that demonstrate research and analysis skills. Bear in mind that you’ll also need a set number of GCSE - for some universities, this will be English, Maths, Science and two other subjects.
As part of your UCAS application, you’ll need to write up a personal statement detailing your interest in law and how the course would fit in your future career plans. This is your opportunity to demonstrate any work experience you’ve carried out, extracurricular activities and the background reading you’ve done on the topic. If you’ve chosen to apply for an LLB paired with another subject, it would be a good idea to outline why that particular combination appeals to you
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