Study at Glasgow University: the Law Entry Requirements

If you’re thinking of studying law at Glasgow, it’s good to know the Glasgow University Law Entry Requirements for both Common Law and Scots Law. We’ll take you through the grades and subjects you need to study and achieve, as well as additional exams or interviews awaiting your application.

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If you’re thinking of studying law at Glasgow, it’s good to know the Glasgow University Law Entry Requirements for both Common Law and Scots Law.

We’ll take you through the grades and subjects you need to study and achieve, as well as additional exams or interviews awaiting your application.

About Glasgow Law School

At Glasgow University, it is possible to study either Common Law or Scots Law:

However, both courses are versatile and Glasgow Law students are not limited to a career in law after they graduate. You can study either course to Ordinary Level which is 3 years in length, or Honours Level which is 4 years in length.

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Both the Common Law and Scots Law courses include the option to study abroad for the whole or part of the third year. As a Glasgow Law student, there are also opportunities to take part in mooting competitions and volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau and Law Centres. There are many opportunities to develop your skills and widen your experience and benefit from the excellent teaching.

You should also be aware of the Glasgow Law entry requirements when applying. In addition to the grades and subjects mentioned below, you also need to take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT).

We will go into more detail about the specific entry requirements but here is a summary table:

  SCOTS LAW LLBCOMMON LAW LLBSCOTS LAW (GRADUATE ENTRY) LLBCOMMON LAW (GRADUATE ENTRY) LLB
DegreeNoNo2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.
SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)AAAAAA Higher or AAAA + BB Advanced Higher (AAABB S5 minimum for consideration)

Additional requirements: Higher English.
AAAAAA Higher or AAAA + BB Advanced Higher (AAABB S5 minimum for consideration)

Additional requirements: Higher English.
SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by end of S6)AABBB – BBBBB

Additional requirements: Higher English. Successful completion of Reach.
AABBB – BBBBB

Additional requirements: Higher English. Successful completion of Reach.
A-level Standard Entry RequirementsAAA

Additional requirements: A-level English or GCSE English Grade A/ 7.
AAA

Additional requirements: A-level English or GCSE English Grade A/ 7.
IB Standard Entry Requirements38 (6,6,6 HL) – 34 (6,5,5 HL)

Additional requirements: HL English.
38 (6,6,6 HL) – 34 (6,5,5 HL)

Additional requirements: HL English.
LNATYes YesNoNo

Glasgow University Law Entry Requirements: A Levels

The Glasgow Law entry requirements for both the Common Law and Scots Law courses are AAA at A-level. This is the standard academic entry requirement and there is no minimum academic entry requirement.

 

You must also have an A-level in English or a GCSE in English at a minimum grade of A or 7. 

Glasgow University Law Entry Requirements: Highers

The Glasgow Law entry requirements for both the Common Law and Scots Law courses are the same:

  • AAAAA is the standard S5 academic entry requirements and AAABB is the minimum S5 academic entry requirements.
  • AAAAAA at Higher with BB at Advanced Higher are the standard S6 academic entry requirements.

Applicants must study Higher English. Where applicants have an offer conditional on their S6 results, it would also be helpful to study Advanced Highers in Arts or Social Science subjects.

 

If you have been involved in an Access Glasgow widening participation programme, the Glasgow Law entry requirements will be lowered for you. The programmes are open to some Scottish applicants and any applicant who has been in Care. Click here for Access Glasgow information on the Glasgow University website.

Glasgow University Law Entry Requirements: International Baccalaureate

For both Common Law and Scots Law degrees, the standard academic entry requirements are 38 points with 6,6,6, in three HL subjects. The minimum academic entry requirements are 34 points with 6,5,5 in three HL subjects. You must also study English at HL6.

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Glasgow University Law Entry Requirments: LNAT

As part of Glasgow Law entry requirements, applicants must also sit the LNAT. The LNAT, otherwise known as the Law National Aptitude Test, is used to test a students’ comprehension, reasoning, and interpretation skills, as well as their ability to put forward a compelling argument.

Whilst usually there is not an official ‘cut off’ score, it’s important to note which scores will ultimately help in your application and to keep in mind what the test is marked out of.

  • The average score for students who have sat Section A of the exam has varied over the years but, generally, it is around the 22 marks out of 40 range.
  • Section B is an essay based question that also has no fixed weighting.

As you can see there are many aspects to the Glasgow University Law entry requirements, but what you should keep in mind above all else is that they are looking for well-rounded applicants who have, and can demonstrate, a passion for Law. 

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