A levels: AAA excluding general studies and critical thinking
All A level subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences are regarded as acceptable (except for general studies and critical thinking). However, offers are not normally made to students presenting more than one non-traditional or practical subject (such as art, art and design, computer and information technology, dance, drama and theatre studies, graphics, media and communication studies, and sports and physical education studies). A higher score in the LNAT examination may be required of those applicants presenting non-traditional subjects.
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)
All applicants, including mature and overseas applicants, must take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) exam.
Find out more about the LNAT
How are 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 replace A levels and/or other qualifications. It is not possible to say what LNAT score will be required in any particular year.
How do I book?
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 in each admissions cycle (any subsequent results will be void) and results cannot be carried forward.
What are the key dates?
- LNAT registration begins: 1 August 2018
- Testing beings: 1 September 2018
- Deadline to register/book the test: 15 January 2019 (to ensure that you take your test before the final deadline)
- Deadline to sit the test: 20 January 2019 (for the University of Nottingham)
International applicants may submit their application after these deadlines - however, 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.
Please contact LNAT for any other questions. Alternatively, if you have an enquiry that is specific to the University of Nottingham, please contact us.
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
For country-specific information including entry requirements, contact details and representatives, see our website. If you need a visa to study, the University can provide all the information and advice you need.
At the University of Nottingham we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information in our guide for mature students.
Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. Please 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.
Candidates taking examinations in other systems (for example International Baccalaureate and other EU systems) will be expected to achieve an equivalent level of attainment. Please view our frequently asked questions for further information.