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Access HE for Law at Cambridge?

Hi
Im 34 and due to recent changes in my life would like to gain qualifications in order for me to go to University full time to study a degree. I want to study in either Nottingham or Cambridge. I plan to apply to Cambridge University as well as others. I would go to one of the mature student collages. I plan to take an Access course as my main qualification to use when applying to the unis. I want to study law. Would the subject matter for the access? for Cambridge in particular? I want to do one in Criminology or law as I would find it more interesting. Or would a english or history access be better? as i am thinking of the types of A Levels Cambridge likes. There are a rangel of online Access courses that are self taught online. would Cambridge accept this or would they like a classroom bases Access?
Also I will be taking a Maths A-level to enhance my Cambridge application. Is there anything else I can do? for the Cambridge application in particular?
Original post by Rozooop
Hi
Im 34 and due to recent changes in my life would like to gain qualifications in order for me to go to University full time to study a degree. I want to study in either Nottingham or Cambridge. I plan to apply to Cambridge University as well as others. I would go to one of the mature student collages. I plan to take an Access course as my main qualification to use when applying to the unis. I want to study law. Would the subject matter for the access? for Cambridge in particular? I want to do one in Criminology or law as I would find it more interesting. Or would a english or history access be better? as i am thinking of the types of A Levels Cambridge likes. There are a rangel of online Access courses that are self taught online. would Cambridge accept this or would they like a classroom bases Access?
Also I will be taking a Maths A-level to enhance my Cambridge application. Is there anything else I can do? for the Cambridge application in particular?

Hello, I'm currently studying an in-person access course in Humanities, which encompasses history, politics, law, and English. For law, I'd recommend completing the Humanities pathway as it nurtures a lot of the comprehensive academic skills needed for law. I'm also currently in the process of applying to Cambridge (I have my interview next week) for their Foundation Year programme, which I would really recommend as it helps bridge that gap between access and tripos. From what I know, Cambridge aren't too fussy about the nature of the course provided it's relevant to your chosen degree; however, you must consider the relative competition between Cambridge and Nottingham. Law attracts a plethora of very competent applicants so if you're applying with an access course then you really need to go the extra mile in proving your passion and competence. A really solid LNAT score can go a long way in this. Ditto with legal work experience, visiting courts and reading around your subject. You should also really look into the law course at Cambridge- from what I know, there isn't really an emphasis on criminology.

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