The day before A level results are released, places on law degrees are still available at some of the country’s most highly-regarded universities.
A number of universities have released provisional lists of places available through the clearing process, which allows students who failed to make the grades they needed for their preferred course the chance to find a place at another university where spaces are still available. Similarly, students who did better than expected will be able to enter a process called adjustment if they wish to trade up to a university with more strenous grade requirements.
Among the Russell Group universities which have yet to fill up their law courses are Newcastle University, which still has vacancies on its LLB law degree, and Liverpool University, which lists untaken places on a number of its joint law degrees as well as its LLB.
Other Russell Group unis with free law spots include Southampton and Queen’s University Belfast.
Among other highly regarded universities with LLB places remaining include the University of East Anglia, which has spots open for its Law, Law with American Law and four-year Law with European Legal Systems degrees, and Surrey, which has vacancies for Law, Law and Criminology and Law with International Studies.
Applications to study law rose last year after dipping in 2012. Some 123,760 applications were made in 2013/14, compared to 117,754 in 2012/13, a 5.1 per cent rise compared to an average rise of 2.9 per cent across all subjects (16 Jul 2013). This made law the sixth most popular subject choice among students wanting to study at a UK university, of the 25 subject categories as classified by UCAS.
Lawyer 2B will list the most notable law clearing places here as they are announced.
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