Wondering where to start with your UCAS law degree application? This page will tell you everything you need to know about applying to study law at university using the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

How to Submit Your UCAS Law Application

You will receive help from your sixth form or college with your UCAS law application – however, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the process beforehand.

Your UCAS law application will include your personal details, grades, a personal statement and a teacher’s reference.

See our step-by-step guide to applying to UCAS for Law below:

  1. Register with UCAS. You’ll need to create a username and password.
  2. Fill in your personal details and any additional information.
  3. Check the admissions tests for the law universities you’re interested in. Do you need to take the LNAT or Cambridge Law Test? If so, make sure you register for the exams early!
  4. Choose your university. You can select up to five, and you don’t need to choose the same courses, but remember that your personal statement will need to be applicable to all of them. You can see our Uni by Uni page for an overview of each law school in the UK.
  5. Fill in your education history from secondary education onwards.
  6. Fill in your employment history. This should detail any paid jobs you’ve had, including company details and job descriptions. Any voluntary work, like pro-bono, should go in your personal statement.
  7. Upload your Personal Statement. This should include your motivation for studying law, any relevant work experience and should demonstrate why you’re the perfect candidate to study law. You can see our personal statement writing guide here.
  8. Review your UCAS application. Check for errors and make sure your choices, details and personal statement are all correct.
  9. Ask for a reference from a teacher. This should detail why you’re a suitable candidate for law.
  10. Pay your application fee. UCAS applications cost £18 for one choice, or £24 for multiple choices.
  11. Send your application!

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UCAS Law Deadline

The UCAS law deadline is January, and applications can be submitted from early September.

However, if you’re applying to study law at Oxford or Cambridge you’ll need to submit your application in October.

UCAS Law Personal Statement

You’ll need to write a personal statement to accompany your UCAS law application. Read our top tips on writing your law personal statement and our writing style guide.

UCAS Points for Law

You will need to score a specific number of UCAS points for each of the law courses you apply to.

You can calculate your UCAS points using the table below.

A Level GradeUCAS Points
AS Level GradeUCAS Points

UCAS Late Applications

If you’re submitting your UCAS law application after the deadline, there’s still a chance you can get a place at university. This is because some universities will accept applications up until as late as June at their discretion. If you are applying to university after June, you will have to do so through clearing.

Law Admissions Tests

If you’re applying to study law at Cambridge, you’ll need to take the Cambridge Law Test. Some universities also require you to sit the LNAT before you apply – below is a table of the universities that require the LNAT.

UK LNAT Universities
University of Bristol
Durham University
University of Glasgow
Kings College London (KCL)
LSE London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
UCL Faculty of Laws

Make sure you remember to check the deadlines for the Cambridge Law Test and the LNAT beforehand. If you’re sitting the LNAT, you’ll need to sit the test by January, whereas for Oxford you’ll need to sit it by October – so check the deadlines in advance! You can find more information on the Cambridge Law Test on our Law at Oxbridge page.

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