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Entry Requirements

GCSEs

Southampton Law School requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 (taken in England) or a Grade C (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales) in English and Mathematics. If you are taking an alternative Mathematics qualification please contact our admissions team via ugapply.FBL@southampton.ac.uk.

GCE A-Levels

AAA (or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification in the same year as their A2 exams: AAB plus A in the EPQ). Applicants should offer at least two traditional, academic subjects.

Dance, General Studies, Photography, Moving Images, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sports Studies and Textiles are not accepted subjects.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall (18 at higher level). An equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University can be considered so please contact us if you require advice on equivalency. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.

Other qualifications

We welcome students with other qualifications eg European or Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and Irish Leaving Certificates.

We also welcome applications from overseas students offering foundation programmes with a substantial amount of academic study. Less than half the programme should be English language tuition and you will be expected to reach a high standard in your programme comparable to our A level requirements.

For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Admissions Team at UGapply.FBL@southampton.ac.uk.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved test prior to joining the University. The University’s English Language entry requirement for the Law School programmes is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

The link below takes you to a complete list of the other English language qualifications which we accept:

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissionspolicies/language/

Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission.

If you do not meet the University’s English Language entry requirements for direct entry onto our programmes, you may be eligible to study on one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. For further information on these pre-sessional programmes, please visit the Centre for Language Studies website.

Mature applicants

We welcome applications from mature applicants, ie those who will be over 23 at the start of the proposed degree programme. You will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent serious and successful study (eg Access to Higher Education, Return to Education, Open University Foundation Courses). You will be required to undertake a test and interview to determine your academic suitability to pursue the programme.

Selection process

Decisions are made on the basis of your UCAS application form taking into account:

Candidates are not normally interviewed. We select those who demonstrate the potential and commitment to study Law at degree level.

If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Contextual Offers:

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme

A typical contextual offer is AAB from three A levels or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University (the excluded subjects above will still apply).

Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.

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