Applying

To apply to the BA Law degree at Cambridge, you will submit an application through the UCAS online application portal, for which the deadline is October 15 for entry in autumn of the following year.

At the Law Faculty, we do not have any requirements for applicants over and above the University's entry requirements.

The admissions process at Cambridge is run by the individual Cambridge colleges. Your application will be considered by the college that you choose to apply to, rather than by the Law faculty. This means that, if you have any specific questions regarding your application or qualifications, you should contact the admissions team at the college of your choice.

What we look for

In assessing applications, we will be looking for evidence of academic ability and potential, as well as enthusiasm for the academic study of Law, which are indicators that you would be able to thrive on the Law course at Cambridge. For more information on what we look for, please see the University’s website.

 

My first aim is to ensure that the applicant has the academic record to cope with the demanding Cambridge course.

Stuart Davis, Admissions Tutor at Girton College

Cambridge collegesChoosing a college

There are 29 undergraduate colleges at Cambridge, each with their own distinct identity. Some colleges are exclusively for women, and some for mature (including affiliated) students. The BA Law degree is offered at every undergraduate college.

Choosing which college to apply to is your chance to decide which community you would like to be a part of at Cambridge. The colleges differ in terms of their size and number of students, and many offer different facilities and accommodation, as well as different societies, clubs and events. Despite these differences between colleges, all Cambridge Law students take the same lectures, have the same course options available, and sit the same exams. This means that your choice of college will not affect your academic life at Cambridge. Furthermore, the University’s pool system means that your choice of college will not impact your chances of getting a place at Cambridge if you are a strong candidate.

Information about choosing a college is available on the University’s website.

 

Choosing a college that attracted ‘fewer’ applicants in the previous admissions round might seem like a smart choice- but the numbers fluctuate each year.

Jess Lister, School and College Liaison Officer at Downing College

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