A levels: AAA including Spanish (general studies and critical thinking not accepted)
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)
You must also take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) when applying for our undergraduate law courses.
Find out more about the LNAT
All applicants, including mature and overseas applicants, must take the LNAT exam if you are applying for 2017 entry (or deferred entry to 2018) for an undergraduate law degree at The University of Nottingham.
How are LNAT results used?
The role of LNAT is to act as a second filter to distinguish between large numbers of similarly qualified applicants - it does not act as a replacement for A levels and/or other qualifications.
How do I book the LNAT exam?
Please visit the LNAT website to create an LNAT account - you will then be able to book your exam. The earlier you book, the more chance you have of getting a test slot on the day of your choice. You will need to enter your UCAS Personal Identifier number on your LNAT profile. If you take your LNAT exam after submitting your UCAS application, you must go back and enter your UCAS Personal Identifier number on your LNAT profile.
You may only sit the LNAT once each admissions cycle - if you sit it twice in the same cycle, your second result will be void. If you decide to reapply in the following year, you must sit the exam again in the next admissions cycle as LNAT results cannot be carried forward from one year to the next.
What are the key exam dates?
To guarantee that your application is considered at Nottingham, please take note of these key dates:
- 1 August 2016 - UCAS and LNAT registration begins
- 1 September 2016 - LNAT testing begins
- 15 January 2017 - Deadline to register and book your LNAT test slot
- 15 January 2017 - Deadline to submit your UCAS application
- 20 January 2017 - Deadline to sit your LNAT exam
International applicants may submit their application after these deadlines - however, please note that courses may close early depending on the volume of applications. We would still advise you to sit your exam and submit your UCAS application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
What score is necessary to 'succeed' at Nottingham?
It is not possible to say what LNAT score will succeed in any particular year - the necessary score to achieve an offer will vary with the number of places available and therefore the number of offers to be made, together with the number of otherwise qualified applicants.
Please visit www.lnat.ac.uk/contactform to contact the LNAT Administrator for any other questions. Alternatively, if you have an enquiry that is specific to the School of Law at The University of Nottingham, please send your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies.
Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS.
Please visit the CELE webpages for more information.
View the alternative qualifications page for details.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.
Notes for applicants
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors additional to, and in some cases instead of, formal examination results.
All A level subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences are regarded as acceptable. However, offers are not normally made to students presenting more than one non-traditional or practically orientated subject. A higher score in the LNAT examination may be required of those applicants presenting non-traditional subjects.
Please view our frequently asked questions for more useful information.