Contextual offers

In 2022, 20% of our first year undergraduate students came to us with a contextual offer, making the Law School one of the leading departments at the University of Warwick for the proportion of contextual offer holders.

The University of Warwick is committed to admitting the most talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds. In order to ensure that every application is treated fairly and judged on its merits, we consider an applicant’s academic potential in the context of their educational background and individual circumstances. We actively welcome and encourage applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria

We look at:

  • Your school - exam performance and the number of students entitled to Free School Meals
  • Your home postcode - the proportion of young people going to university and the level of deprivation
  • If you have spent time in care
  • If you are a refugee or an asylum seeker

If you meet any of our contextual data indicators you may be eligible for a 2 grade reduction to the standard offer.

*A Levels. Equivalent reductions will be given to students who are studying alternative qualifications.

If you participate in and successfully complete Realising Opportunities or Pathways to Law you may receive a contextual offer, or a dual offer for the programme you are on. More informationLink opens in a new window

For more information on contextual offers, including the full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please click hereLink opens in a new window.

Support whilst you are at university

Warwick Law School’s outreach programmes continue through to university where eligible students have the option of accessing additional support whilst they are studying for their Law degree.


  • Students who have received a contextual offer, mature students and students who have child care responsibilities are eligible for the Law School's WP Programme
  • The programme includes lunch meetings, careers talks and socials to help students get the most out of their studies, access competitive internships, scholarships and mentoring opportunities from top graduate employers which are specifically for under-represented groups.


  • Every year the Multicultural Scholars Programme awards 10 scholarships to students starting their Law degree at Warwick who are academically talented, low-income British students from BAME groups.
  • Throughout their degree scholars receive support from a designated personal tutor and the opportunity to take part in careers events, trips to law firms and social events.