How to Apply
The School operates a rolling admissions process throughout the year - i.e. applications are assessed as they arrive instead of being stored and assessed together at a panel. Applicants do not have to wait until they have completed their qualifications before they submit their application.
All applications must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Application Service (UCAS) at http://www.ucas.com/students/. Their website provides a full and comprehensive guide to applying and applicants are strongly advised to read it in full.
Please note that the School of Law will only consider applications from students wishing to transfer in to the second or third year of our degree programmes in very exceptional circumstances.
When to apply
The School of Law only allows for entry in October each year. Applications can usually be submitted between mid-September in the preceding year. The normal closing date for applications to be submitted is the 15th January each year – however applications between the 16th January and the final closing date of the 30th June will be considered by the School of Law. This period is known as ‘UCAS Extra’. You are advised to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.
We advise that before you chose to apply to the University of Leicester School of Law, you should check that you meet our entry criteria. Please note that we do not require an LSAT or LNAT.
Students at a school or college registered with UCAS
All UK schools and colleges (and a small number of establishments overseas) are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. Advice is available from your teacher or a careers adviser at your school or college. You fill in the online application and submit it to a member of staff. After checking your details and having added the academic reference, your school or college submits the completed application online to UCAS. You pay online using a credit card or debit card. You may also be able to pay through your school or college.
Independent applicants in the UK
Other UK applicants, who are not at school or college, apply online independently. You will not require a UCAS ‘buzzword’. It is likely that you are a mature applicant who, unlike school and college students, cannot readily seek advice from your teacher but can instead consult with various careers organisations. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
Outside the UK (EU and worldwide)
Except for those whose school or college is registered with UCAS, individuals from the EU (excluding the UK), and worldwide, apply online independently. Advice is available from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. You will not require a UCAS ‘buzzword’. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
How to apply guide
Step 1: Applications must be submitted via www.ucas.com. The application has a number of sections. You must enter:
- Your personal details. If you are applying with the assistance of an agent, please enter your own contact details and not those of the agent.
- All academic qualifications that you have completed since the age of 15 (even if you withdrew, were unsuccessful or are re-taking part of the course.)
- Any academic qualifications that you are currently studying and have not completed (including retakes).
- Details of any employment (if applicable).
- A personal statement detailing why you wish to apply to university and why you wish to study law. You may also wish to explain here if any issues impacted on your grades.
- The codes of the university course(s) you wish to apply to – Leicester University’s code is ‘LEICR’ ‘L34’ and the course codes are as follows:
- 3 year LLB - M100
- LLB / Maîtrise Double degree – M120
- 2 year LLB Senior Status – M101
- Details of someone who can give you a reference (such as one of your teachers or professors). UCAS will then contact the person who you have named in the reference section and ask them to provide a reference via a secure weblink.
Step 2 (optional): It is recommended that if you are applying from outside the UK and / or have qualifications other than A Levels or BTEC qualifications that you submit transcripts or certificates detailing your educational marks (or marks to date). Copies should be sent to the School of Law and will be matched to your application form when it arrives and helps us to assess your application. Please send these at the same time that you submit your application. If you send these via email or you send photocopies, please ensure that you copy the front and back (if there is grading information on the back). Please send to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post : Beth Astington, Undergraduate Admissions Administrator, School of Law, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom)
- Fax: 0116 252 5028
Step 3: Once your referee has completed the reference you will be informed via email, and at that point you must pay and then your application will be submitted. UCAS then forward the application to the university / universities that you have applied to.
After your application has been submitted
The School operates a rolling admissions procedure and we will deal with your application as soon as it arrives from UCAS. Once your application has been submitted, it takes approximately 1 week to reach the School of Law. We will make a decision on your application as quickly as possible.
After we have assessed your application
You will then be informed via a letter and UCAS Track if your application has been successful or not.
If we make you an offer of admission you will receive an offer letter from the University.
If your application has been successful then you will be given a ‘Conditional offer’ or an ‘Unconditional Offer’.
- A ‘Conditional Offer’ means we wish to accept you, however there are conditions that you must meet before we can accept you. For example, we may give you an offer conditional on you obtaining ‘AAA at A Level’, ‘B- average in your completed degree’ or ‘Pass the OSSD with an average of 75% in six grade 12 subjects including English’.
- An ‘Unconditional Offer’ means that we are accepting you based on the information and documentary evidence that you have provided us with.
All UK offer holders are invited to a Visit Day during the Spring term. The Visit Day will include a presentation about the University, a tour of the campus and accommodation, a presentation from the school of Law Admissions tutor, a guided tour of the School of Law, a chance to meet with current School of Law students and staff. Non-UK offer holders should contact email@example.com if they wish to attend a visit day.
Information for new students on what happens next.
Equal Opportunities in Admissions
It is the policy of the University that in considering an application by a prospective student the criterion for selection shall be the potential of the applicant to achieve success in his or her chosen course of study. In assessing this potential, admissions tutors will consider factors relevant to the applicant’s academic aptitude. No applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, social class, age, disability, colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origins. No condition of entry will be imposed which members of a particular group of potential applicants, defined by sex, sexual orientation etc, (as above) are less likely to be able to satisfy than applicants not of that group, unless such a condition is justifiable on academic grounds.
For further information about the application process, please contact the Admissions Office website or contact the Admissions Office on 0116 252 5281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full explanation and guide to UCAS, visit their website. Alternatively please contact email@example.com