Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 766
45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit
D2 D3 D3
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
Further information below
Further information below
Further information below
No required subjects.
No preferred subjects.
Further information and other requirements
||Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
|Access to HE Diploma
D: 39 credits
M: 6 credits
P: 0 credits
| Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
||D2 D3 D3
||Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D2 D3 D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
|BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)
||DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*DD with fourteen Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.
|BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)
||DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*D with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.
|BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)
||D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades A*A or D* with five modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.
|Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers
||AAA in Highers
AA in Advanced Highers
|Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
||including 766 in three Higher Level subjects. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
|Other International Qualifications
||Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
|English Language Requirements
||Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry 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.
Community activities: 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.
General: 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.
All applicants are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) by 20 January. To facilitate the assessment of your application however, we encourage you to take the LNAT by mid-December. Due to the competitive nature of the programme, it is unlikely we will be able to consider your application further if we do not receive your LNAT results by 20 January. This applies to all home/EU and overseas applicants. However, for some overseas applicants dispensations may be granted on an individual basis only where there is no LNAT centre in the candidate's country or no centre within a reasonable distance from his or her residence. Please see the LNAT website for further details.
Please note, if you are reapplying through UCAS this year you must also take the LNAT again this year. LNAT results will not be carried over from one year to the next.
All applications for Law LLB (M100) must be made through UCAS.
Those wishing to apply for a pathway of the LLB (Law with American Legal Studies LLB, Law with Transnational Legal Studies LLB, Law with European Legal Studies LLB, English Law with Australian Law LLB, English Law & American Law LLB and JD, English Law with Hong Kong Law LLB and LLM) must apply through UCAS for the Law LLB course (M100) and then apply to transfer to the desired degree during the second year of the course. Transfer is not guaranteed as entry is competitive. Applicants who wish to transfer to the Law with European Legal Studies course and wish to spend their third year in Bologna, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Zurich or Neuchatel must have a very high degree of competence in the relevant language.
If you are applying for admission for English Law & French Law LLB and Maitrise en droit (M121), English Law & German Law LLB and MLLP or Certificate in Rechtswissenschaften (M122), English Law & Hong Kong Law LLB and JD (M190) 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.
The standard three A-level offer for the LLB is A*AA. However, we wish to encourage applications from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and will consider candidates without the standard qualifications.
Please be aware that we do not to accept resit students for entry to any of our undergraduate Law courses. We require all relevant qualifications to be successfully completed in the first sitting, e.g. completing an A level 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 make reference to these circumstances within your personal statement and academic reference. 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.
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.
Application deadline: January 15th 2019