A level offer: Grade A*AA.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: D*DD.

IB Diploma: 38 with 666 in higher level subjects.

*Completion of the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is required.

In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:

  • We welcome applications from those with other qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements and from mature students with non-standard qualifications or who may have had a break in their studies. 
  • Mature applicants are invited to send a copy of their curriculum vitae to the Law School Admissions Secretary for advice before submitting a formal application through UCAS.
  • If you do not satisfy our general entry requirements, the Foundation Programme offers multidisciplinary degrees to prepare you for a range of specified degree courses.
  • If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take an International Foundation Year pathway programme.
  • We do not interview candidates for the LLB degree.

LNAT: National Aptitude Test for Law Score

Durham Law School uses the National Aptitude Test for Law (LNAT) to assist in selecting applicants for admission. Anybody who wishes to be admitted to an undergraduate Law degree at one of the participating universities must sit the LNAT as well as applying through UCAS.

Performance in the LNAT is one of a number of grounds on which admissions selectors determine the relative merit and potential of applicants. 

It is important to note the following:

  • Both parts of the LNAT examination – the multiple choice score and the essay – are always considered by admissions selectors when assessing an application.
  • No minimum score is required for the multiple choice part of the LNAT.

English Language Requirements

International Applicants must submit one of the following recognised English Language Tests: 

  • UKVI/SELT IELTS: 7.0 with no component under 6.5 (for Law writing must be 7.0)
  • TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home edition: 102 with no component under 25 (for Law writing must be 27)
    • CPE CP: Grade C
    • CAE/CPE: 185 with a minimum of 176 per component (for Law writing must be 185) 
  • Cambridge IGCSE First Language English: Grade
  • Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B
  • PTE Academic: 68 (with no less than 62 in each Communicative Skill)

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to demonstrate why you think you would be a good student for the course you are applying to and why the University should select your application over those of other candidates.

Academic Reference

If possible, they should be someone who knows you academically and can talk about your work ethic, interaction with other students and your suitability for higher education or a future career.

  • In a current or recent school or college, ask your tutor, teacher, principal or head teacher.
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