University applications to study law drop

Applications to study law at university have dropped by 3.8 per cent, according to new figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas).

With each applicant entitled to choose up to five courses they want to be considered for, the number of choices to study law in applications has fallen from 107,726 last year to 103,613 this year.

The news follows UCAS reporting the largest fall in the number of candidates applying to study law by a record 5.2 per cent last year at the 26 universities that supplied figures to the admissions service (25 October 2011)

The UCAS 2012 figures also show a headline drop of 7.4% in overall applications for university places in the UK received before the 15 January deadline, from 583,546 to 540,073,