How to Apply for Law Program


Help with your application

We will help you in any way we can to make your application successful. The following checklist will help you get started.

How do you apply?

Normally, you apply online via our course pages.

For some of our courses, you will need to register at a local teaching institution (e.g. CertHE qualifications in Common Law, Computing or Social Sciences, or the International Foundation Programme). Your local institution will help you to apply for the course.

Find a teaching institution.

Do you meet the requirements?

Our course pages outline what you need for entry. If you do not automatically satisfy our entry criteria then you will be considered by our Admissions Panel on an individual basis.

Are you qualified?

About the online form and fees

Some of our undergraduate courses have an application fee. We cannot process your application before we have received this. This fee is not refunded if your application is unsuccessful. You can pay this online, offline, or in person.

How to pay your fees.

Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning?

If you are applying for Recognition of Prior Learning, you must complete the relevant section on the application form. There may also be a fee per application, depending on the type of accreditation you are applying for.

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Submitting documents / evidence

When you apply, you can upload supporting documents that prove your qualifications and date of birth. We will need verified copies of this evidence.

What should I provide as evidence?

Contact us

You can meet our admissions team by attending an event in your home country. Alternatively, you can see a list of frequently asked questions and submit your own to our Student Advice Centre.

Still have a question? Contact us.



For entry to our bachelor degrees (e.g. BSc / LLB) or our Diploma of Higher Education qualifications, you will normally have the following:

  • The General Entrance Requirements;
  • Any specific course requirements (e.g. Mathematics);
  • English language requirements.

For the Certificate of Higher Education, you will normally have the following:

  • GCSEs at Grade A*-C / 9-4, or international equivalent (required number depends on your course).
  • Any specific course requirements (e.g. Mathematics);
  • English language requirements.

For Graduate Diplomas, you will normally meet the following:

  • Either: an acceptable bachelor degree, master’s degree, or another accredited Level 7 award of at least 1 year full-time in duration.
  • Or: an acceptable Level 5 or 6 award (e.g. HND or Graduate Certificate) of at least 1 year full-time in duration, plus 2 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Plus: Any specific course requirements (e.g. Mathematics).
  • And: English language requirements.

You’ll find any specific requirements on your chosen course page.

Equivalent qualifications where you live

We accept qualifications from all over the world.

We accept many tertiary qualifications that aren’t listed here, including Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Higher Diplomas and National Diplomas.

We don’t list every country, and sometimes there are several grading systems operating within a single country.

If you hold qualifications from a different country, or you are unsure if yours will be valid for entry, contact us before you apply.

Consideration by the Admissions Department

If you are not automatically eligible, our Admissions Panel will consider you on an individual basis. The Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not published under the Qualifications for Entrance Schedule, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience. If we cannot accept you with your current qualifications and experience, we will advise you what qualifications you could take in order to become eligible in the future.


Requirements for our postgraduate courses (Masters / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate) or standalone modules can vary. These can all be found on our course pages.

Some of our member institutions have identified specific equivalent qualifications from around the world for entry to their distance-learning courses.

What happens after you apply?

Admissions appeal process

We are committed to ensure that all decisions taken by the Admissions Office are clear, transparent and consistent. But we understand that you may wish to appeal against decisions made by our panel.