Applying to Study Law at Warwick

We have a reputation for a critical approach to the law at Warwick, which involves not only learning the legal rules, but also studying them in their social, economic and political context. This means that we are especially interested in applicants who seem prepared to question the effect that law has in society. We do not see ourselves as educating students who simply see a law degree as a necessary stepping stone to professional practice.

We are interested to know about you as an individual and why you want to study Law at Warwick. We are of course interested in your academic ability but also in your potential to enjoy studying at Warwick and an academic interest in the study of Law in its social context. There is more to university life than study in the class room. We are keen to foster a diverse and flourishing community within the Law School so we are interested in your potential to contribute to this community both within the School but also the University as a whole.

Our Law courses are competitive. We receive many more applications than we have places available. Sometimes candidates predicted to meet our entry requirements are unsuccessful simply because we are unable to make offers to every student who meets the requirements.

Our Course Selectors have to make extremely fine distinctions when selecting candidates. We are keen to encourage a diverse cohort of applicants and we look at every aspect of the application when making a decision, including achieved and predicted qualifications, any contextual information about this achievement, the personal statement and the academic reference. The qualitative information provided is considered as carefully as the applicant's academic profile. For information on our typical and contextual offer levels please visit our central webpages.

You can apply for any of our undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

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Personal Statements

There are no fixed rules but it should be personal. It is normally our only chance to hear an applicant and is an alternative to us interviewing you. We want to learn about you, your reasons for choosing to study law, your academic interests, and what you do outside school that has broadened your experience. We see hundreds of forms each year so be honest; don't oversell yourself to try and make an impression. We just need an honest assessment of your abilities. Tell us why you want to study law and why Warwick is the place for you to do just that.

Want some advice on how to write a good personal statement? Here are some tips.

Work Experience

Legal work experience can show a commitment to pursuing legal studies and it gives you a taste of what work in the legal profession may be like. However it is not a requirement for entry onto our programmes. It is perfectly possible to illustrate your commitment to doing law, especially in a contextual law school, in many other ways. If you do have work experience, we are interested in hearing about how it provided you with any insights which might be of relevance to your legal studies.


If you have any questions, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Team: ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk | +44 (0)24 765 23723