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If you need to go through law clearing in order to kick start your law career, you’ll find everything you need to know on this page.  

This guide advises how to go through the university clearing process for law including how and when to apply and some possible law school options.

How Does Law Clearing Work?

Clearing helps people applying late and those who have not met the conditions of their UCAS offers gain a place at university. 

Law clearing also allows universities to fill spaces on under-subscribed LLB courses. These law schools can offer spaces to students who have achieved the required grades for certain courses they offer.

When to Apply for Law Courses Through Clearing

You can apply to law courses through clearing from the 6th July – 20th October 2020.

While this is plenty of time to submit an application, we advise applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

How to Apply Through Clearing

Applying through clearing is fairly straightforward. You can do this directly through your chosen universities for all types of law degrees.

If the law school accepts you, you need to upload the course details via UCAS under the ‘Your Choices’ section and then ‘Add a Clearing Choice’ in Track.

Some universities hold clearing open days which you can attend to get a better idea of what to expect studying there.

Wondering where you should study your LLB? Take our quiz to find out!

Quiz: Which City Should I Study Law in?

Which Law Schools Offer Clearing Places?

Clearing for law courses is available at certain universities depending on yearly demand. Since law is an extremely competitive degree subject, many universities are unable to offer spaces on undergraduate law courses.

You can find a full list of law schools offering places for this year using the UCAS search engine, or by having a look at the table below.

UniversityCourseUCAS Course CodeEntry Requirements for ClearingPhone Number
University of AberdeenLaw LLB (Hons)M114A-Levels: ABB - obtained in a single sitting. English is highly desirable, more will be required of those qualifying over two sittings.

IB: 34 points - an average of 5 points required from each subject at H Level is highly desirable. Standard level English required.
01224 273504
Abertay UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M114A-Levels: BCC - to include a literate subject.

IB: 29 points - to include a literate subject at S5 or H4

01382 308080
Aberwystwyth UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: BBB

IB: 30 points
0800 121 40 80
Anglia Ruskin UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96 points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels (or equivalent). 01245 686868
Aston University, BirminghamLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: ABB-BBB

IB: 32 points
0800 9175923
Bangor University
Law LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120-128 points0800 0851818
University of Bath SpaLaw LLB (Hons)LLB1A-levels: CCC01225 875 550
University of BedfordshireLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96-120 points

A-Levels: CCC-BBB
0300 3300 073
Birkbeck, University of LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points020 7631 6316
Birmingham City UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC
0121 331 6777
University of BoltonLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points0808 2811111
Bournemouth UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: "We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let's talk about your future" Call the admissions team to discuss entry requirements01202 966777
University Centre Bradford CollegeLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 72-96 points

A-Levels: DDD-CCC
01274 433444
University of BradfordLaw LLB (Hons)M101UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC
0800 073 1255
University of BrightonLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96-120 points

A-Levels: BBB-CCC

IB: 30 points - 16 at Higher Level
01273 066707
Bristol, University of the West of EnglandLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
0117 32 83333
Brunel University LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M103A-Levels: ABB

IB: 31 points
01895 272 273
University of BuckinghamLaw (with integrated Foundation) LLB (Hons)M200A-Levels: Entry requirements vary. Please contact the Admissions Team01280 820299
Buckinghamshire New UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96 points

A-Levels: A minimum of two full A-Levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis
0330 123 2023
Canterbury Christ Church UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96-120 points01227 926000
Cardiff UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAB-ABB - must include two facilitating subjects (check university website)

IB: 35 points
0333 241 2800
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)Law LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 104-112 points - UCLan operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual01772830777
University of ChesterLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: BBC-BBB

IB: 28 points
University of ChichesterLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96-120 points01243 816001
City, University of LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 128 points

A-Levels: ABB

IB: 29 points
020 7040 8877
Coventry UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M103UCAS Tariff: 80 points - from a minimum of two A2 levels02476 791791
University of CumbriaLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112-128 points

A-Levels: BBC-ABB
08081 787 373
De Montfort UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points - from at least two A-Levels

IB: 28 points
0116 2577000
University of DerbyLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: BBB
01332 592019
University of DundeeLaw LLB (Hons) (Scots)M114A-Levels: AAB01382 386386
University of East Anglia (UEA)Law LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAB

IB: 33 points
01603 591515
University of East LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC

020 8223 3333
Edge Hill UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: BBB
01695 650950
Edinburgh Napier UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M114A-Levels: BCC - including one of English/Latin/History/Law/Philosophy/Modern Studies

IB: 29 points - with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including one of English/Latin/History/Law/Philosophy/Modern Studies at minimum grade 5
0333 900 050
University of EssexLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: BBB - including an essay-based subject

IB: 30 points - including a HL essay-based subject grade 5
01206 873666
Glasgow Caledonian UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M114A-Levels: BBB - including English/Law at grade B

IB: 28 points - including English and Maths
University of GloucestershireLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS: 120 points

A-Levels: BBB
03330 432414
Goldsmiths, University of LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: ABB0800 977 4653
University of GreenwichLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: Students should have at least 104 points from A2 A-levels. General Studies is not normally accepted
020 8331 9000
University of HertfordshireLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 72-168 points

A-Levels: Minimum of 2 A-Levels

IB: 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects or above
0300 303 6300
University of HuddersfieldLaw LLB (Hons)M101UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: BBB
0330 123 2277
University of HullLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points01482 466100
Keele UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: ABB

IB: 34 points
01782 734010
University of KentLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA-ABB

IB: 34 points - applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 17 points at higher level
01227 768896
Lancaster UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAB0800 298 9542
University of LawLaw LLB (Hons)M110A-Levels: BBB - excluding General Studies0148 216024
Leeds Beckett UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points - a minimum of 64 points from two A-Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies0113 812 3113
Leeds Trinity UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M190UCAS Tariff: 120 points03300584266
University of LeicesterLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAB011637736000
University of LincolnLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC

IB: 29 points
0808 1644444
Liverpool Hope UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100Please call the Clearing Hotline and a member of the team can advise you on what qualifications are accepted for this degree0151 291 3111
Liverpool John Moores UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: BBB

IB: 26 points
0808 5 564 565
University of LiverpoolLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: ABB

IB: 33 points with no score less than 4
0151 794 6800
London Metropolitan UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC

IB: 28 points - a minimum of 15 points at HL and a minimum of 4 points in English at SL
0800 085 3168
London South Bank UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 128 points

A-Levels: ABB
0800 923 8888
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112-120 points

A-Levels: BBC-BBB

IB: 26 points
0161 247 3000
Middlesex UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points020 8411 6565
Newcastle UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M101A-Levels: AAA - excluding General Studies

IB: 34 points - to include 3 subjects at HL grade 6 or above
0191 208 3333
Newman University, BirminghamLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points - must include a minimum of CC at A-Level or equivalent towards the total tariff01214761181
University of NorthamptonLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points

A-Levels: BBC

IB: 25 points
01604 214808
Northumbria University, NewcastleLaw LLB (Hons)M101UCAS Tariff: 128-136 points
Nottingham Trent UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M101UCAS Tariff: 128 points

A-Levels: ABB
University of NottinghamLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA - excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking

IB: 36 points
0330 333 6116
Oxford Brookes UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112-120 points

IB: 31 points - including Maths SL at grade 5 and English SL at grade 5
0345 350 3699
University of PlymouthLaw LLB (Hons)M200UCAS Tariff: 104-120 points - including a minimum of 2 A-Levels, excluding General Studies. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects considered

IB: 27-30 points - to include a grade 4 in a preferable subject at Higher Level. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
0333 241 6929
University of PortsmouthLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 128 points

IB: 30 points
023 9284 8000
Queen's University BelfastLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA - General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation

IB: 36-37 points overall including 6,6,6 at HL
028 9097 3838
University of ReadingLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA-AAB

IB: 35-34 points
0118 402 0900
Robert Gordon UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M114A-Levels: BBB - to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English)

IB: 30 points - to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English) at HL grade 5
01224 262728
University of RoehamptonLaw LLB (Hons) M100UCAS Tariff: 128 points0300 303 8320
Royal Holloway, University of LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAB-ABB - where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-Levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-Level grades being required.

IB: 32 points - 6,5,5 at HL subjects with a minimum of 32 points overall
01784 772455
University of SalfordLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112-120 points - from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent

IB: 31 points - including grade 5 in SL Maths and grade 6 in SL English
0300 555 5030
Sheffield Hallam UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 80 points - including 48 points from two A-Levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course0330 024 6390
University of SheffieldLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA - from two acceptable A-Level subjects

IB: 36 points
01142 228015
SOAS University of LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: A*AA-AAB020 7637 2388
University of South WalesLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 80-104 points

A-Levels: BCC-CDD
03455 767778
Solent UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 96-112 points - From at least 2 A-Levels or equivalent qualification.

A-Levels: CCC

IB: 28 points
023 8001 1722
University of SouthamptonLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA - Applicants should offer at least two, traditional, academic subjects.

IB: 36 points overall with 18 at HL.
03300 586940
Staffordshire UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC - minimum of 2 A-Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications.

IB: 24 points - opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge
01782 294400
University of StirlingLaw LLB (Hons)M114A-Levels: BBB

IB: 32 points
01786 466166
University of SuffolkLaw LLB (Hons)M102UCAS Tariff: 112 points

A-Levels: BBC
01473 338352
University of SurreyLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: ABB-BBB - Offers do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking

IB: 32 points
0800 0522248
University of SussexLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAA-AAB - you should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

IB: 34-36 points - this score should be from the full IB Diploma.
0330 311 5185
Swansea UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: AAB-BBB

IB: 32 points
0800 094 9071
Teesside UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 88-112 points

A-Levels: 88-112 tariff points from at least two A-Levels (or equivalent)
0800 9250 226
St Mary's UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112-96 points

A-Levels: BBC-CCC
0208 240 4022
Ulster UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: ABB

IB: 27 points - 13 at HL
02870 287028
University of WestminsterLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: BBB

IB: 28 points
0800 027 9777
University of West LondonLaw LLB (Hons)M101UCAS Tariff: 112 - 128 points

A-Levels: BBC-ABB
0800 036 8888
University of WinchesterLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 112 - 10 points - A GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) in English Language is required01902 518585
University of WolverhamptonLaw LLB (Hons)M100A-Levels: CCC

01902 518585
University of WorcesterLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 120 points - GCSE English at Grade 4 (C) or above also required

Accepts all qualifications within the Tariff and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A-Levels. More information can be found on Worcester's website
01905 855111
York St John UniversityLaw LLB (Hons)M100UCAS Tariff: 104 points

A-Levels: BCC
01904 876980

What if I Can’t Get a Place Through Clearing?

If you are unable to secure a university place via Clearing, you could take a year out and reapply the following year.

A gap year can be a hugely beneficial opportunity for you to assess your options, strengthen your application for the following year and even undertake some legal work experience. Be sure to check whether the universities you wish to reapply to accept reapplications beforehand. 

Related content: How a Gap Year Can Boost Your Law Applications

Our contributor and TLP Ambassador Ali had to go through Clearing, and is now at Royal Holloway, which he adores! Read his insight into studying at this prestigious university.

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