The Law School accepts all A level subjects with the exception of General Studies and Critical Thinking, although you can do these as extra A levels. A level Law gives no particular advantage or disadvantage. Up to two vocational A levels (AVCEs) may be offered, but applicants must also offer at least one GCE A level.
The following courses have special A level requirements:
You are allowed to resit individual modules within each A level, as long as you complete three A levels within two years. The School of Law does not accept resits of the entire A level or the final A level examination, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The School of Law requires applicants from countries where English is not the first language to obtain an appropriate qualification in the English Language. This could be a grade B in GCSE (O level) English, or 7 in the IELTS language test with a score of 7 in the writing component, or 627 in written TOEFL (263 in the computer version, 107 in the internet version) with five in the written English test. Alternative language qualifications may be approved by the Admissions Office.
The Law School does not accept ‘late’ applications from non-mature home/EU students. We do normally accept ‘late’ applications from mature candidates, but please contact us if you are a mature applicant and considering making a ‘late’ application. The closing date for overseas students for the 2012-2013 applications cycle is 30 June 2013. No applications are considered after that date.
If you make a 'late' application, you will have to register and book an LNAT test slot by 25 June 2013 and sit the LNAT as early as possible as we cannot guarantee that we can consider late applicants right up to the deadline.
Yes, the Law School welcomes deferred entry applications. Each UCAS form will be assessed by the admissions team in the usual way. The admissions team may decide to give a younger candidate a deferred offer. However, only a limited number of offers may be made to applicants in this category in order to ensure fairness to those applying in the next admissions cycle.
Yes, we do. The Law School welcomes applications from mature students, and we keep about ten places open for them each year. The School feels that mature students have much to give both to the School and to the University, and offer a wealth of experience of work and other activities. You can find more information for mature applicants on the mature applicants section of this site and the University of Bristol's pages for mature prospective students.
No, the Law School does not accept entry into year two or three. We only accept applications for entry into year one.
No, we do not normally interview non-mature candidates, although this may happen in exceptional cases. Each year we do select a number of mature applicants for interview.
Every year, the University of Bristol organises two main University Open Days for prospective undergraduate students, usually one in late June and one in September. The Open Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more about academic and social life at the University before you apply. You can visit departments, the Students' Union and halls of residence, see a range of presentations and exhibitions of what the University has to offer, and meet staff and students who will be happy to answer your questions.
As part of the University's open days, the Law School offers the opportunity for potential applicants and their parents to get information about our Law courses, meet current students and staff, visit the Law Library or attend a Law taster lecture. You will be able to find out first hand about our courses and life as a law student in Bristol.
Please note that you do need to book in advance. For further information, please go to the University of Bristol's Open Days pages.
The Law School also organises a number of visit days for applicants who have received an offer. These usually take place between January and March, and attendance is by invitation only. Parents or guardians are welcome to attend but, because places are limited, we may sometimes only be able invite one guest to accompany you. All applicants who receive an offer are invited to one of these visit days.
It is also possible to visit the Law School on an informal visit on weekdays during office hours. Unfortunately, it is not possible to organise a guided tour or meet with the admissions tutor on these visits, but they will give (prospective) applicants the opportunity to ask questions and have a look around the Law School and Library, and gain a feel for the University in general and the Law School in particular. Please contact the Undergraduate Office in advance on 0117 954 5356 to make an appointment.
Yes, it is possible to visit the Law School on an informal visit on weekdays during office hours. Unfortunately, it is not possible to organise a guided tour or meet with the admissions tutor on these visits, but they will give (prospective) applicants the opportunity to ask questions and have a look around the Law School and Library, and gain a feel for the University in general and the Law School in particular. Please contact the Undergraduate Office in advance on 0117 954 5356 to make an appointment.
All applicants who receive an offer are also invited to one of our post-offer visit days, which usually take place between January and March and are by invitation only.
Students who apply for LLB Law and French (MR11) or LLB Law and German (MR12) but who are unsuccessful, are automatically considered for LLB Law (M100). This means that you only need to use one of your UCAS choices. There is no benefit in applying for MR11/MR12 and M100.
The deadlines for the University of Bristol Law School for the 2011-2012 applications cycle are:
If you submit your UCAS form by 15 January 2013:
If you submit your UCAS form between 15 January 2013 and by 30 June 2013:
If you make a 'late' application, we would strongly recommend that you apply and sit the LNAT as early as possible as we cannot guarantee that we can consider late applications right up to the deadline.
For more information about the LNAT and how to book for the test, please refer to the LNAT website.
You must sit the LNAT by the LNAT deadline. You can sit the test either before or after you submit your UCAS form. However, your application will not be processed until we have both your LNAT and your UCAS form.