For EU/international students (where eligible) there is additional country-specific information within our international students section
LNAT required by Jan 20th 2016. See 'Applying, fees and funding' for further guidance on how LNAT is used in the selection process.
NON ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)
We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, theological interests etc. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are also looking for applicants with an enthusiasm to study a law degree programme and have thought through their reasons for considering this subject option. The King’s degree programme focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. Law may be regarded as a social science, a branch of ethics or as part of political philosophy, and all of these perspectives are explored within the learning environment of King's. It also can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister. Applicants outside of the UK should indicate why they particularly wish to study English law.
We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.
We look for applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Participation will be valued but any achievement in extra-curricula activities will also be recognised. King’s aspires to recruit applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.
Paid or voluntary work
Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those with any experience of legal work experience.
Are interviews offered? Yes
Are all applicants interviewed? No. Only candidates deemed to be borderline or from non-traditional academic backgrounds may be called for interview.
Are all those made an offer interviewed? No. The majority of admissions decisions are made on basis of information provided on UCAS application form.
What form does it take? 20 minute interview with Admissions Tutor and one other member of staff
What is considered at interview? Communication skills particularly in analysis and debate. Enthusiasm for the law degree programme. Exploring aspects of interviewee’s UCAS application form, particularly the Personal Statement.