When do you hold Open Days?
The Faculty of Laws participates in theUCL Open Day (see www.ucl.ac.uk/openday for
details). We also attend the University of London Information Days held in
at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 (see www.london.ac.uk/openday for
Must I achieve A*AA at A-level
in one sitting?
Yes, the entry requirements of A*AA must be fulfilled in the same sitting. A*AA
awarded over two different
years, for example AA in one year and an additional A* the following year will
I don't have a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language,
will this prevent my application from being considered?
If you are not studying
a Modern Language GCSE, this will not prohibit the consideration of your application.
For students who do not have a Modern Language GCSE, UCL will provide opportunities
to meet the language requirement once enrolled at UCL. This will be either
through taking a 0.5 course unit in a language as part of the degree programme
or through studying for a specially designed certificate.
Is there a minimum score for the LNAT?
UCL does not have a benchmark or minimum score required for
the LNAT. The majority of successful candidates usually score in the
region of 20 or above. Offers can be made to applicants
who score lower when all other elements of their application, including
the LNAT essay, are particularly strong. Similarly a high score in the
LNAT is not a guarantee of an offer as applications are considered on the basis
of all the information provide (including the academic profile,
personal statement, reference, LNAT score and essay).
What if I can get A*AA
at A-level but don’t
have a pass at a fourth subject at AS-level?
This requirement supports the aims of Curriculum 2000 in broadening the post-16
curriculum. However, the Faculty Tutor has discretion to waive this requirement
in the light of certain unavoidable circumstances, but full details of those
circumstances must be provided by the school, preferably in the academic reference
of the UCAS application.
Do I need to put my AS results on my UCAS application form?
If you have claimed your AS certificate then your grades
should be entered on the UCAS application form. There is no need for you to
enter the UMS marks. Where there is a big discrepancy between the AS performance
and the A-level predictions it would be helpful if the referee could include
an explanation in the reference. Candidates who are unable to enter AS level
grades, for example because their school does not cash-in results and claim
certificates, will not be disadvantaged.
Will an A-level in my first language
An A-level in a candidate's first language will not count
towards the required A*AA grades at A-level. Candidates should make it clear
their UCAS application if the A-level in a language is not their first language.
Are mature students eligible
Applicants who will be aged 21 years or more on admission are classed
as mature students. UCL’s Faculty of Laws welcomes applications from mature
candidates but they must still meet rigorous entry requirements for admission
to study for the LLB and we would expect to see evidence in the application that
the candidate has the qualities and skills necessary for the successful study
of law at degree level. We would normally invite to interview those
mature candidates whom we are contemplating making an offer.
What if I have additional
information to provide in support of my application?
If you have additional information that you wish the Faculty Tutor to take into
consideration you should send it to the Undergraduate Admissions Officer, UCL
Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG marked clearly
with your UCAS Personal ID number. It is important you send this information
as soon as you have submitted your UCAS application, so the Faculty Tutor can
make an informed decision on your application.
We encourage schools to write to us with important information
on students holding offers from us, especially if they think that there are
circumstances that might affect a strong student’s examination performance.
Such circumstances might be personal (illness or family trauma) or administrative
(school time-tabling or staffing difficulties).
What if my performance in the LNAT
was affected by extenuating circumstances?
Contact LNAT as soon as possible after the test and inform them of the circumstances
and produce supporting evidence. If LNAT considers the evidence acceptable and
adequate they will put the candidate on the special cases list and we will be
informed. We can then take that into account when considering the application.
It is very important you do not delay contacting LNAT to inform them of the circumstances
as this may affect your chances of being put on the special cases list.
Can I apply for more than
one LLB degree course?
Applicants should apply for either M100 Law or for one of the Law with a
Legal System programmes (e.g. M141 Law with French Law). Candidates who apply
for M141, M142, M144 and M146 will automatically be considered for a
place on M100 should
unable to offer a place on the programme to which they have applied. In some,
relatively few, cases an applicant may be offered a place on a course other
than that for which she or he has applied.
Can I apply for advanced standing/accelerated
entry/senior status admissions to the Law programmes?
No, all successful applicants must enrol at the beginning of year one for the
full three- or four-year degree course. No credit can be given for courses
studied at other institutions. Our LLB degree courses are linear, rather than
modular, and students must pass examinations at the end of the first year in
proceed to the second.
What if I decide I want
to apply to study Law at UCL after I have submitted my UCAS application to
another UCL department?
If you have not used all five choices you can contact UCAS and ask them to
include one of our Law courses in your application. If you have used all five
choices and have a course or institution choice upon which you have not yet
received a decision, you can ask UCAS to change your choice to one of our LLB
courses up to 14 days after the date of the Welcome Letter sent to
you by UCAS. Note that choice changes after 15 January will result
in your application being a LATE application.
If you have used all five choices and your original application
to UCL has been given a decision we would not be prepared to consider your
application for a place on one of our LLB degree courses. This would effectively
be asking for the benefit of six choices, which is not allowed by UCAS.
Can I transfer to the Faculty
of Laws from a degree course in another department at UCL?
If you have just started your course in another UCL department and you would
like to be considered for the LLB to start immediately in the current academic
year; although UCL theoretically allows interdepartmental transfers, it is unlikely
we will ever have any places available. If you are a current UCL student and
you are enquiring about being considered as an interdepartmental transfer student
to start the LLB in the next academic year, you would need to make this request
before the UCAS deadline of 15 January and have registered to take the LNAT by
the deadline of 20 January in the same year you intend to start the course. An
applicant would still have to meet our entry requirements of A*AA
at GCE A-level or the international equivalent. Many students prefer to re-apply
through UCAS as this means they can use all five choices on the UCAS form. We
will not consider any LATE applicants; this is because we manage to fill all
our places with those applicants who apply by the deadline of 15 January.
Can I transfer to UCL from
a law degree course at another University?
The Faculty of Laws is in no position to accept applications into the second
year since all our programmes are currently oversubscribed and there isn’t
sufficient capacity within the Faculty in terms of student numbers. This is
likely to continue to be the case since competition for places at UCL Laws
is very steep with over 2500 applications for 175 places resulting in us filling
our quota every year.
Do you have a view on gap
year and deferred entry applications? Can I defer an offer of a
In light of very steep competition for places on our LLB degrees,
we will exercise our discretion when considering deferral requests. We will
consider an applicant’s change of circumstances or the desire to seek
employment, secure funding or engage in Law related activities during a gap
If you have not yet received a decision on your application
and wish to defer your entry please contact us as soon as possible so that
your application can be considered for the correct year of entry. If you have
received an offer from UCL Faculty of Laws and wish to defer your place please
email us requesting a deferral and outline the reasons for the request; where
applicable you should also attach evidence in support of the request. Please
note that we will only process a request to defer from an offer holder if UCL
been selected as the firm choice through UCAS, and requests to defer an offer
will not be considered until after the UCAS deadline of
as our priority
who are waiting for a decision.
The Faculty of Laws will only consider requests to defer
an application for one academic year. The Faculty will not approve any request
to defer for more than one year. In these cases you must either withdraw your
application and re-apply the following year for deferred entry, or withdraw
your application and reapply in the admissions cycle of the year you intend
to start the LLB.
Do you conduct interviews
for places on the LLB degree programmes?
We interview most Law with European Legal System candidates
and all candidates identified as requiring particular consideration, to
we are contemplating making an offer. Interview is by invitation only and we
will contact you if the Faculty Tutor wishes to invite you for interview.
possible we will give at least two weeks’ notice of an interview date,
and of course if a date you are offered clashes with mock-exams or something
equally important at school we will try to reschedule. All interviews take
place here at Bentham House and usually last about 30 minutes.
If we are interviewing an
applicant for one of the Law with another European Legal System programmes,
a part of the interview will be conducted in the relevant
When can I expect
to receive a decision on my application?
In view of the large number and high standard of applications to this faculty
each year, we do not necessarily make decisions in the order in which applications
are received from UCAS. On those applications submitted before the UCAS 15
deadline, we aim to notify UCAS of our decisions by the end of March, and of
course sooner where possible. The deadline imposed upon us by UCAS for on-time
is in early May and in some cases our decision
process can take until then, notwithstanding the anxiety this wait may cause
to some applicants.
If my application is unsuccessful,
can I appeal the decision? What
if there are extenuating circumstances?
The Faculty of Laws will not reconsider unsuccessful applications. Applications
are considered very carefully on the basis of the information provided on the
form. Any additional information in support of your application must be provided
as soon as possible after your application has been submitted. UCL will not consider
any new information that is submitted after a decision has been processed. If
your application is unsuccessful and you would like to be reconsidered you
would need to submit a fresh application during the next UCAS cycle.There is
no guarantee an offer of a place will be made.
What if I do not meet the conditions of an offer
that I have accepted? What if I want to send my examination paper for a regrade?
Whilst we would hope to be sympathetic and hold the place for the candidate,
in practice we are constrained by permitted numbers. If, after we have confirmed
all the places of those candidates who have met their conditions, we have any
places left we will consider those candidates who have selected UCL as their
Firm choice and have missed their offer conditions by a small margin. It is
usually unlikely, however, that we
be able to
admit any applicants who do not meet their offer conditions. If you have selected
UCL as your Insurance choice then it is most unlikely that we would be able
to hold a place for you.
If you decide to send your examination paper away for a regrade and are successful
in obtaining the required grade by 31 August following the initial publication
of your results, then we would be able to confirm your place.
if I do not meet the A*AA entry requirement and intend to resit
some exams? We would not normally offer a place to an applicant who will not achieve
A*AA at A-level in the first sitting. However, if an applicant’s
examination performance has not met expectations because of extenuating circumstances
(for example illness, family trauma, school staffing or time-tabling difficulties)
and the school provides full information in the academic reference of the application,
we would be sympathetic to resits.
can I determine whether I would have to pay tuition fees at the UK/EU or
Please refer to the main UCL webpages: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate-study/fees-and-costs/.
The Faculty Admissions Office cannot discuss your individual fee status by
or by personal visit, nor can we enter into correspondence on this issue for
prospective applicants. Please note that once a fee status is determined
it will remain unchanged for the duration of the degree programme in most circumstances.
Do you offer the Common Professional Examination /
Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE/GDL) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC)?
No, you should contact the Common Professional Exam / Graduate Diploma in Law
/ Legal Practice Course (LPC) Courses Central Applications Board in Guildford,