What A-levels do you need to study law?
Budding barrister or solicitor? If you’re thinking of studying a law degree at university, make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
- Critical thinking may help with the Law National Admissions Test – but, to keep your options open, the subject is better done as a fifth AS-level.
- Essay-based subjects such as history or English will set you in good stead for law at degree level.
- Many law students take at least one 'facilitating' subject such as a foreign language, maths, science, English, history or geography, which are deemed as good choices for students who want to keep their degree options flexible.
Other typical A-levels taken by current law students
Do note that many degrees will be open to you whichever A-levels you choose. Some courses will be happy with a subject just at AS-level while some courses may want the full A-level, so this is something to check before you finalise your A-level choices in Year 12.