What are your entry requirements?
The most up-to-date entry requirements can be found on our Law course pages. For the academic year 2022/23, the majority of our courses require A*AA; for LLB Law with French/German Law we require AAA with an A grade at A-Level in the specified language.
What subjects should I study at A-level?
We prefer applications from students offering at least two A-Levels from our list of preferred subjects which you can find in the 'Entry Requirements' section of our course pages. We advise that you should study those areas which you are most interested in.
Do you require the LNAT?
We do not require nor consider the LNAT admissions test for entry onto our programmes.
Do you consider the EPQ?
Yes. If a student is taking the EPQ and achieves an A grade, they can qualify for an alternative offer of AAA provided Birmingham is the firm choice.
Are there any GCSE requirements?
All programmes have a standard GCSE grade C/4 minimum requirement in English and Maths. Law with Business Studies requires a grade A/7 in Maths if not offered at AS or A-Level.
I am predicted AAB at A level, is there any point in me applying?
We recognise that applicants may be able to improve their performance in their second year of A-Levels to reach our entry requirements so it is still worth applying if you think you're capable of achieving our required grades. We take into account a variety of information when reviewing applications, so please use the offer calculator to see if you are likely to receive an offer to study with us.
What if I get AAB when I get my results, can I still be accepted?
This depends on the year in question, and how many students that have applied who have met the terms of their offer. When an applicant misses their offer, their entire application is revisited including looking at the personal statement and checking for additional qualifications, such as the EPQ or additional AS grades. Although we cannot guarantee you a place if you fail to meet the conditions of our offer, we will always try to accommodate those students who have narrowly missed their offer and have placed Birmingham as their firm choice.
Do you accept Access to Higher Education courses?
We do consider applications from students completing relevant Access to HE courses. We currently require applicants to hold 60 credits overall which should include at least 45 credits at level 3. This must include 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit.
Do you accept transfers?
No. We do not accept any transfers from other institutions or from other courses across the University of Birmingham.
Do you consider students who take a gap year?
We are happy to consider applications from students who are taking a gap year. We would ask that you include information about what you’ll be doing on your gap year in your personal statement, so that we know you are using this year constructively.
Where can I go on the optional year abroad?
The University has partner universities in over 250 Study Abroad destinations across Europe and the rest of the world. We have had students go abroad to destinations including: Australia, Canada, China, Jamaica, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Japan, Sweden and Italy.
I have heard that there are changes to the way in which students qualify as a solicitor. How will this affect me?
Birmingham Law School still offers a Qualifying Law Degree which will remain a requirement by the Bar Standards Board. The Solicitors Regulation Authority have decided to introduce a new route to qualification by having a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
There are a range of options to assist students with preparing for the SQE, and Birmingham Law School has an arrangement with a high quality SQE training provider which offers discounted SQE preparation fees to Birmingham Law School graduates.
We also have a dedicated member of staff who provides advice and organises events to support students who are looking to qualify as solicitors.
For more information, please visit our dedicated page for becoming a solicitor or barrister.