A levels: AAA including Spanish and 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 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 in 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 test 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?
- LNAT registration begins: 1 August 2017
- Testing beings: 1 September 2017
- Deadline to register/book your LNAT test: 15 January 2018 (this is to ensure that applicants get a test appointment before the final deadline of 20 January 2018)
- Deadline to sit the LNAT: 20 January 2018 for the University of Nottingham
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 be required in any particular year.
Please 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 contact us.
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
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.
Please view our frequently asked questions for further information.