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    I’m considering law as I don’t know what else to do with my a levels but I’m only in year 12 so have time to decide. But what places are good and will also take my a level combination of geography economics and chemistry as well as Welsh bacc which could be substituted for one of the others at some unis
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    All universities are open to any subject for Law, but they like you to show a competency for essay writing and current affairs; so your geography and economics helps you there.
    I've applied to Cambridge, Manchester, Warwick, Lancaster and KCL as they're the universities I like best and they're also 'good' for Law, however, what makes a university 'good' is entirely subjective so you'd have to go to an open day to actually find out. Nevertheless, look at Russel Group universities, and those within the 1994 Group; they're highly reputable.
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    All universities are open to any subject for Law, but they like you to show a competency for essay writing and current affairs; so your geography and economics helps you there.
    I've applied to Cambridge, Manchester, Warwick, Lancaster and KCL as they're the universities I like best and they're also 'good' for Law, however, what makes a university 'good' is entirely subjective so you'd have to go to an open day to actually find out. Nevertheless, look at Russel Group universities, and those within the 1994 Group; they're highly reputable.
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    What a levels do you do?
    I could drop chemistry for law but ik it’s not required and would be a lot of catch up work so idk
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    ts As law is one of those subjects where the fundamentals are the same, law is good at most universities as a base degree, if you want to practice then you need to be aiming for a quality university (Oxbridge/Russel Group). Also, it depends what areas of law interest you the most, because universities are likely to specialise, Lancaster for example offers specific modules and courses in terrorism law and has leading experts in Sexual Offences. Oxford and Cambridge on the other hand are the best places if you are interested in law theory. It is worth doing a fair bit of research on the matter
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    What a levels do you do?
    I could drop chemistry for law but ik it’s not required and would be a lot of catch up work so idk
    Don't drop it; Law is not as liked by universities.
    I do History, Politics and Economics and did my EPQ last year
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    Any subject combination is suitable for law. I'm sure you can search for "law league tables" yourself as an initial view. Evaluating their methodologies and understanding the limits and problems with such rankings and being able to read between the lines is less of a given, but something you should explore and try to develop in advance of pursuing law anyway, so it's a useful exercise for you anyway
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    A level Law will help to see if you have an interest in certain areas of law. However, it is not necessary but it is up to you and if you think it is a better choice. You could read about the study of law? Books like letters to a law student or read bingy's Rule of Law
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    What a levels do you do?
    I could drop chemistry for law but ik it’s not required and would be a lot of catch up work so idk
    Don't drop chemistry for law, it's not necessary.

    You need to study the subjects where you will get your best A'level grades, it doesn't particularly matter what subjects. So if you're good at chemistry, stick with it.
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    Don't drop it; Law is not as liked by universities.
    I do History, Politics and Economics and did my EPQ last year
    Bit dubious to say it isn't liked. It is arguable there are other A-Levels which are more effective at illustrating your academic ability, but it's outdated to say it is disliked.
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    ts As law is one of those subjects where the fundamentals are the same, law is good at most universities as a base degree, if you want to practice then you need to be aiming for a quality university (Oxbridge/Russel Group). Also, it depends what areas of law interest you the most, because universities are likely to specialise, Lancaster for example offers specific modules and courses in terrorism law and has leading experts in Sexual Offences. Oxford and Cambridge on the other hand are the best places if you are interested in law theory. It is worth doing a fair bit of research on the matter
    Yeah I’m not sure I’ve just started looking but I would definitely want to become qualified solicitor I guess but I think I seen it takes 3 year degree then 1 more year and 2 year training, is this correct?
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    Yeah I’m not sure I’ve just started looking but I would definitely want to become qualified solicitor I guess but I think I seen it takes 3 year degree then 1 more year and 2 year training, is this correct?
    Yes, you need to complete a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) 3 years, then you need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) 1 year, then secure a Training Contract (TC) 2 years You can also complete an LPC and LLM at the same time, which can put you ahead of the crown when applying for a TC
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    Yes, you need to complete a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) 3 years, then you need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) 1 year, then secure a Training Contract (TC) 2 years You can also complete an LPC and LLM at the same time, which can put you ahead of the crown when applying for a TC
    Most courses i see are CLL or somethingLL, what’s this?
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    Most courses i see are CLL or somethingLL, what’s this?
    Most law courses you see should say 'LLB', this means that it is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), if it says BA, then it is not a QLD and you cannot go on to complete the LPC from this
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    Most law courses you see should say 'LLB', this means that it is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), if it says BA, then it is not a QLD and you cannot go on to complete the LPC from this
    Ok thanks a lot
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    Most law courses you see should say 'LLB', this means that it is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), if it says BA, then it is not a QLD and you cannot go on to complete the LPC from this
    Oh so also for the 1 year course, the LPC? Does student finance fund as a 4th year or how would this work?
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    Oh so also for the 1 year course, the LPC? Does student finance fund as a 4th year or how would this work?
    No, student finance do not fund your LPC, if you do an integrated masters however, you can get postgraduate funding The university of law offers a 1 year LPC and LLM course which is eligible for the funding
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    Most law courses you see should say 'LLB', this means that it is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), if it says BA, then it is not a QLD and you cannot go on to complete the LPC from this
    ... Unless it's Oxford's BA, in which case it is a QLD ...
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    ... Unless it's Oxford's BA, in which case it is a QLD ...
    Only if you choose the 7 core modules as part of your studies the same is with Cambridge
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    Oh so also for the 1 year course, the LPC? Does student finance fund as a 4th year or how would this work?
    It will all be different by the time you reach that point anyway, but if you have a training contract already lined up before the LPC (or what it will become) that may be funded by the firm you will be working for.
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    No, student finance do not fund your LPC, if you do an integrated masters however, you can get postgraduate funding The university of law offers a 1 year LPC and LLM course which is eligible for the funding
    Oh so you just make sure you know what you’re doing 1st and basically do 4 year 2 qualifications
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