What is Involved in the Study of Law?

There are several courses available for the study of law when you enroll in colleges and universities in the UK. The more common one is LLB which goes to equip the students with the skills that they require to practice law. We also have BA/BSc degrees in law. The focus of this is to prepare the graduates for the academic community. 

Combining many different courses is a possibility in law as with other disciplines. We have some common combinations under the law and they include:

  1. Business
  2. Management
  3. Criminology
  4. Accounting
  5. Policing
  6. Modern foreign language

Let us take a look at the expected subject combinations and course options that are available during the study of law:

  • Single combination
  • Joint combination
  • Multiple subject combinations

You can go for your preference under the above list of three. The course title details what you are going to come across with each of the options:

  • Full-time option
  • Part-time option
  • Flexible study option

The available options are detailed above. We also have courses that are related to sandwich programs on offer. The qualifications for this range from:

  • BA/BSc (Hons) and LLB degrees
  • HND
  • HNC
  • Foundation Certificates

The major consideration that will determine the course of a career line in law is related to your determination to either pursue a law-related career or opt for pursuing a qualifying law degree (LLB). When you complete the (LLB), you are going to be exempted from the graduate diploma in law.

It is possible to complete your course of studies in law in a shorter period. This can be achieved through the accelerated time frame. 

Having come this far on the available courses that are on offer; let us take a look at the entry requirements that are needed to qualify for entry into the higher institution to pursue the course of study in law. We shall be considering three of such qualifications:


If you are going for the less popular courses, the minimum entry requirement is two A levels.

When you want to go for the more popular courses in law, it requires three A levels and an A grade to secure admission.

The entry grades range from BCC to AAA. The majority of the universities and colleges will commonly ask for ABB.

It is important to bring it to your notice that some of the universities will not accept subjects such as PE, dance, art, and photography as part of the fulfillment of A-level courses. It is mandatory to have five GCSEs (A-C) with science, English and mathematics included.

The Scottish Higher

This is the most common qualification is Scottish Higher. The most common requirements include BBBB to AAAAB. In most cases, universities and colleges will mostly require BBBB. Some of the universities will ask for advance higher which they use to supplement higher. In cases where advanced higher is requested; these institutions always ask for ABB.

Vocational courses

Some providers will accept alternatives to the qualifications that are stated above. If you do not possess the qualifications that have been mentioned above; then you can check the alternatives that are accepted in place of the ones stated above. The vocational qualifications that we are looking at here include Level 3/Level 6 qualifications.

Personal statement

Aside from the qualifications that are stated above, the universities will also require personal statements from the students before granting admission. The following will be required from the students:

The ability to undertake challenges on your own as well as work as a team

A statement that goes on to detail the ability of the student in analytical thinking as well as independent skills.

The interests of eligible students outside academics will be looked into. How efficient is the student in voluntary work; sports and music? Questions will be asked in these areas.

The evidence that you are well informed in the course will also be used as criteria for admission into the law program. The relevant work experience; additional reading; membership of related societies and several others will be demanded from students before admission into the study of law.


The above represents all the requirements that are needed to qualify both academically and otherwise for the study of law.