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Usual Minimum Entry Requirements for our LLB Degree courses

NB.

  1. It is a pre-requisite that applicants have grade B passes at GCSE Maths and English, and grade C pass at a Modern Foreign Language.
  2. The minimum entry requirements stated below are for guidance only. Please note that all of our LLB programmes are heavily over-subscribed, therefore, meeting the entry requirements is not a guarantee for gaining admission.
UK Qualifications
GCE Advanced Level Examinations A*AA plus pass in a fourth subject at AS level, including two A levels from the preferred GCE UK A levels list. See the list and further information here.
International Baccalaureate

39 points overall with a combined score of 19 in 3 higher level subjects
• plus additional requirements if English is not the first language of the candidate:
• English Language A: Language and Literature HL/SL: grade 5, or

• English Language B HL grade 5 or SL grade 7

Access to Higher Education courses Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the credits in the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.
Cambridge Pre-University (Pre-U) certificates Pass with grades D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects
University Foundation Programmes

The following Foundation Programmes are accepted by UCL for entry to undergraduate degree programmes.

  • Birkbeck Certificates of Higher Education, Birkbeck Certificate of Legal Methods pass with a minimum grade of 70%
  • Kings College London International Foundation Programme, pass with Grade A overall (including a pass in academic English)
  • London Metropolitan University BSc Foundation Year
  • Queen Mary University of London International Foundation Programme, pass with distinction overall (including a pass in English language and study skills)
  • Royal Holloway University of London Foundation Programme, (including IELTS component passed at required level)
  • SOAS Intermediate Certificate Course in Comparative International Studies, pass with distinction overall (including a pass in academic English)
  • UCL University Preparatory Certificates, University Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH) pass with an overall mark of 72%, 75% in one humanities unit, and 72% in a second humanities unit.
  • University of Warwick Higher Education Foundation Programme (HEFP) in Law, Award of Warwick HEFP with Distinction in each subject.
Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers Either:
grades A,A,A in Highers plus grades A1,A in Advanced Highers
Or:
grades A1,A,A in Advanced Highers
Bachelors degree from a UK university Upper Second Class honours (2.1) overall
EU and Overseas Qualifications
European Baccalaureate 87.5% overall
• plus additional requirements if English is not the first language of the candidate:
• 8 in English as an obligatory subject or full option
Australia A minimum score of 98.50 in the relevant state admissions ranking (ATAR, TER, UAI, ENTER)
Austria Matura, overall average of 1.2 in examination subjects, with at least 3 subjects at grade 1
• plus 2 in English, or UCL approved English language qualification
Canada Completion of Year 12 High School/Graduation Diploma with 93% or above in five acceptable subjects (six acceptable subjects for Ontario and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) for Quebec)
Caribbean/West Indies Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), three 2-unit subjects at grade I
• a combination of CAPE and A level subjects is acceptable
• a grade A in A-level subjects is required
Cyprus Greek Apolytirion, 19.2 out of 20
• plus AA at A level, excluding Modern Greek
• plus UCL approved English language qualification
France French Baccalaureate, 15.75 overall
• plus 13 in English where the coefficent applied to the subject is greater than 1
Germany Abitur, 1.3 overall and two LK subject marks of 14
• plus 12 in English where taken as a major/intensive subject
Greece Greek Apolytirion, 19.2 out of 20
• plus AA at A level, excluding Modern Greek
• plus UCL approved English language qualification
Hong Kong

Hong Kong A levels, AAA
Or:
HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) with level 5 in English Language and Mathematics (compulsory unit), and level 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies. Level 5* will be required in one elective subjects and level 5 in two further elective subjects.

• plus grade 4 in HKCEE English language, grade B in HKEA Advanced Level Use of English or a UCL approved English language qualification

India

Year 12/Standard 12 Indian School Certificate, with 95% or above when awarded from CISCE or CBSE
Or:
Applicants must successfully complete one year of a Bachelor Degree at an Indian university recognised by UCL, First Class/Division with a minimum of 75% (equivalent of 2.1).

• plus UCL approved English language qualification

Ireland Award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with six subjects of grade D or above at Higher Level, to include four subjects at A1, A1, A1, A1.
Israel

Bagrut with grades of at least 90 in seven subjects, including two five-unit subjects with one at 95

• plus UCL approved English language qualification

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato with a total of 95 points

• plus UCL approved English language qualification
Poland

Matura with at least 3 subjects passed at Extended Level with one at 90% and two at 85%

• plus UCL approved English language qualification
Romania

Diploma de Bacalaureat, 9.3 overall
• plus UCL approved English language qualification

South Africa Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor degree at a university recognised by UCL, with Second Class Division 1 or 70% (equivalent of 2.1).
Spain

Titulo de Bachillerato, 9.3 overall
• plus UCL approved English language qualification

Sweden

Slutbetyg/Avgangsbetyg, overall average with A in 2000 points and A in relevant subjects
• plus C in English as a subject in the Avgangsbetyg

United States

Five Advanced Placements with 5,5,5,5,4, taken in the final two years of high school
Or:
High School Graduation Diploma plus SAT I with a minimum score of 1950/2400 or an ACT of 29 in the Composite Score and 29 in the Combined English/Writing Score. In addition the successful completion of one year of study at a recognised US university, Community or Junior College is required, with an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.3/4.0 (equivalent to a 2.1).

 

For other education systems please contact the Faculty Admissions Office.
We regret that the Admissions Office is unable to review pre-application submissions
.

Additional Entry Requirements for Law with a European Legal System

Law with French Law (M141)
Law with German Law (M142)
Law with Hispanic L
aw (M144)

Offers would normally also be conditional on the applicant achieving:
  • Grade A at GCE Advanced Level examination in the relevant European language; or
  • 6 points in the International Baccalaureate diploma in the appropriate language at higher level; or
  • other appropriate certification that the applicant is of the required standard in the relevant language
LLB and Baccalaureus Legum (M146) Applicants to the M146 programme are expected to be able to demonstrate complete fluency in German. An A-level in German alone is not sufficient to meet this standard.

Subject Requirements

Apart from the language requirements for Law with European Legal System programmes, no particular subject is required for entry to any of our degree programmes. In particular, there is no necessity that applicants be taking or have taken GCE Advanced Level Law.

Applicants should take at least two A level subjects from the preferred GCE UK A levels list. Please see UCL's Acceptability of A level Qualifications page for further information.

It should be noted that GCE A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not acceptable for admissions purposes although a full A-level in either subject can be used to satisfy the requirement for a fourth subject at AS level.

An A-level in a candidate's mother tongue will not be included in the conditions of an offer. If a candidate is offering an A-level in a language that is not their first language this should be made clear on the UCAS application form.

National Admissions Test for Law
All applicants to UCL undergraduate law degrees are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) as soon as possible after submitting their UCAS application and no later than 20 January in the admissions cycle in which they are applying (final registration 15 January). It is the responsibility of candidate's to register and book the LNAT as soon as possible to ensure they can get a test slot by the deadline. Please note that candidates who register for the LNAT just before the registration deadline may experience difficulties finding an available test slot by 20 January. We cannot guarantee that the applications of candidates who have not taken the LNAT by this date will be considered, even if their original application was submitted by the UCAS deadline of 15 January. Read more about the test

Graduates
Graduates should arrange for a degree transcript to be forwarded directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Faculty of Laws as soon as their UCAS application has been submitted and a 10-digit UCAS personal ID number allocated.

If English is not your first language:
All applicants whose native language is not English are required to show that their command of the English language, both spoken and written, is adequate to meet the demands of the degree programme.

For further information on the English Language requirement please see the English language requirement pages of the UCL website.

UCL’s preferred English language qualifications are GCSE English Language and British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS). Requirements for these qualifications, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), are summarised below:

GCSE/IGCSE English Language: pass at grade B.

IELTS:
overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

TOEFL
Internet based version: overall score of 109, plus 24/30 in reading and writing subtests and 20/30 in listening and speaking subtests.

A full list of the other acceptable qualifications can be found on the Acceptable English language qualifications page of the UCL website (please see under 'Advanced Level' for the requirements for the Law LLB degree programmes).

In accordance with UKBA requirements, those students who need a visa to enter the UK also need to meet the UKBA English language requirements. The requirements and tests that the UKBA accept can be found on the UKBA website.

 

This page was last modified on 10 October, 2013
National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)
All applicants are required to take the LNAT as soon as possible and no later than 20 January (registration deadline 15 January).

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