- Typical offer:
- Required subjects and grades:
- A level German grade A or equivalent. Alternatively independent language diplomas will be considered when taken in addition to the three A levels (at least two from our preferred subject list) or equivalent. The independent diplomas we consider are DELF-B2 or Goethe-Zertifikat-B2.
- General Studies:
- General Studies is not accepted but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer.
We prefer applications from students offering at least two A levels from our list of preferred subjects:
Accounting, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Further Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Human Biology, Law, Mathematics, Medieval History, Modern or Classical Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, World Development
We are happy to accept any subject as the third A level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking). If you are not studying an A level combination that includes two of these subjects, please contact the Law School.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma:
6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects plus 32 points overall (to include 6 in HL German).
- BTEC Extended Diploma in the following subject areas will be considered: Business and Law alongside an A Level in German. Grades required - D*D*D* and distinctions in all units. Other BTEC Extended Diplomas may be considered if offered alongside an A level in German.
- BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business or Law combined with two A levels (to include German) and BTEC Diploma in Business or Law combined with an A level in German will be considered.
- Other BTEC subjects combined with A levels (including German) are considered on a case by case basis provided there is an appropriate subject combination.
We do not require or consider the LNAT admissions test for entry onto our programmes.
We do not accept transfers into the School from any programme including other Law programmes.
Other qualifications are considered - learn more about entry requirements.
Pathways to Birmingham
The University of Birmingham has a long history of welcoming students from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds. We are proud to offer prospective applicants at one of our partner institutions the support of our Pathways to Birmingham programmes to access a degree at the University.
We have a range of initiatives for Year 12 students to help make informed decisions about higher education. Our Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme, for Year 13 students, allows participants to experience university study and prepare for the transition to university.
Successful completion of one of our Pathways to Birmingham programmes means students may be eligible for extensive financial support and an alternative offer, typically up to 2 grades below the standard offer, along with other benefits.
To find out more, please visit the Pathways to Birmingham webpage.
Birmingham Law School has a thriving community of over 400 international students across our LLB programmes. We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Our country pages show what qualifications we accept from your country.
If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include:
- IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
If you need to improve your level of English in order to meet the minimum entry-level requirement you may be able attend one of the full-time presessional English courses run by our Birmingham International Academy.
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.