The University of Birmingham has taken the decision to withdraw from the LNAT Consortium and remove the LNAT admissions test from its formal entry requirements for students starting in September 2017 and beyond. The University is committed to using the LNAT in the forthcoming admissions round, as advertised, but the test will not be used thereafter. Applicants applying for entry in 2016 (or deferred entry in 2017) will therefore be required to take the test, but applicants in subsequent years will not.

The University was a founding member of the LNAT Consortium and has used the test since its inception in 2004 as a way of distinguishing between applicants applying for Law programmes. It has been used alongside applicants’ UCAS applications and their A level grades as a way of selecting those best suited to studying Law at university.

Following a review of our admissions processes, the decision has been taken to phase out the use of the test in order to focus attention on academic performance and the demonstration of skills relevant to the programme through the personal statement and teacher references. This decision is based on contextual factors which are specific to the University of Birmingham and we understand that LNAT is still a beneficial admissions tool for other institutions.

Further information for those who have applied or are considering applying for Law programmes at the University of Birmingham is available on our LNAT information page.