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Would I need to do certain subjects to be able to study law at university?

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Abubakr Karimabadi

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There is no technical requirement for specific A-levels subjects when applying for Law like there is for Medicine where biology and chemistry are prerequisites. However, in your personal statement it may be difficult to express passion and interest in pursuing Law when you have chosen subjects completely unrelated to it. Itโ€™s important to do so because youโ€™re competing against other applicants for the top universities. Having said that, you can explain how you acquire the same analytical skills necessary to succeed in Law from these unrelated subjects just as you would with the humanities. If you donโ€™t wish to spend three years reading Law but you ultimately wish to make a career in the legal sector, you can always do the conversion course (Graduate Diploma in Law - GDL) after completing your degree in an area more akin to your A-level subjects. Itโ€™s not uncommon to find lawyers who have degrees in Physics or even Medicine. Good luck!

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Dumebi Anike-Nweze

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Some universities would suggest that you do English Literature and/or History however, very few to none actually require it. Generally, it might be helpful to do some subject that require you to think critically and help your writing and analytical skills. But itโ€™s generally lax

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Felicity Carroll

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It would be a good idea to study subjects such as English Language, History and Law, however there is no set requirement for the subjects that are accepted to study a Law Degree.

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