|Why?||Certain universities use it alongside your personal statement on deciding whether to offer you a place.|
|When?||Test taken in year applying to university|
|What?||Part 1: Multiple Choice Questions
Part 2: Essay
|Length?||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Where?||Numerous testing centres, managed by Pearson Vue|
The LNAT is a computer-based exam required by 11 universities to differentiate candidates in their selection process for admission to their undergraduate law degree programmes.
It assesses your general comprehension and reasoning skills, both of which are vital for the study and practice of law.
The LNAT exam lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes and is split into two parts:
There are currently 11 universities that require the LNAT, as well as some international universities.
You may find it helpful to look at our LNAT Scores page, to find out the average scores for admission to the UK LNAT universities.
There are also plenty of universities that don’t require the test, which offer excellent undergraduate law degree programmes.
See key dates below for September 2022 entry, but make sure to check with your chosen universities for any potential changes.
Check out our LNAT Registration page for further details on dates, how to register and finding a test centre.
You must register and take the test before 15th October 2021 if you are applying to Oxford.
You can register for the LNAT from August 2021 and sit the test from September 2021 to 22 January 2022.
If you are applying to UCL, you can sit the test before or on 26 January 2022.
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