Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)
Acceptance onto the First State Exam pathway is subject to eligibility and approval by both King's College London and Humboldt University. Students are eligible provided that their school leaving certificate is equivalent to the German "Hochschulzulassungsberechtigung" for legal studies.
Alternative Law programmes
If you are applying for admission for English Law & French Law LLB (M121), English Law & German Law LLB (M122), English Law & Spanish Law LLB (M123), or Politics, Philosophy & Law LLB (LM21) and also wish to be considered for the Law LLB (M100) course you must make a separate entry on your UCAS form.
We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.
Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.
If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, you will be able to request this, however we cannot guarantee that it will be permitted. Each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.
Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.
We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants (see resit policy under 'Resits').
Therefore, we are only able to consider applications from applicants on Foundation programmes if their Level 3 qualification is not suitable for direct entry onto our Law undergraduate programmes. In these cases, applicants studying Foundation programmes in the UK are welcome to apply.
Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied.
We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations.
We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.
Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.
The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.
Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.
Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.
Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.
Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.
Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and how the programme fits into your career plans, as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.
We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, and theological interests. 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 should indicate why they particularly wish to study English law & German law.
The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.
The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.
Please be aware that we do not accept resit students for entry to any of our undergraduate Law programmes. We require all relevant qualifications to be successfully completed in the first sitting, e.g. completing three A levels within two years. We will only consider resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances affecting your first ‘sitting’. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. We will then request further information if necessary. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.
We also consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.
Transfers into this programme are not permitted.