School of Law

Admissions Office

Postgraduate Admissions
School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

Tel: 0113 343 7573

Admissions Policy

For more detailed admissions information you can download our postgraduate taught 2018 admissions policy.

How to apply for a taught postgraduate programme

To apply

All taught courses begin in September. The deadlines for making an application for a place are 30 June for international students and 31 July for those not requiring a student visa.

If you intend to apply for funding, you should submit an application for a place at least one month before any specific scholarship deadline.

If you do not know your degree result before you apply, we may make offers to such candidates conditional on their degree results.

Apply Online

We need a set of supporting documents with your application form.

  • Evidence of your degree qualifications and degree course grades.   You must supply a certified copy of the transcript, accompanied by an official translation if the original is not in English. We only accept copies that have been certified by the awarding institution, and not  by a notary or another legal professional.
  • Details of two academic referees.
  • Evidence that you have satisfied the University's minimum requirements of English language proficiency, if applicable.

The school recommends you upload documents to the online facility along with your application.

These documents can be used to consider whether we will make you a conditional offer. If we make such an offer, you will need to provide the original documents or certified copies to the university on registration.

You must ensure you only upload the documents required as outlined above.

If documentation is to be sent through the post in support of an online application, then these documents should be sent directly to the School using the postal address shown above.


We require details of two academic referees.

If you graduated more than five years ago, we will accept one work-based reference.

Where more than ten years has lapsed since your graduation, we will accept two work-based references, but efforts should be made to obtain at least one academic reference.

Work referees should senior to yourself in the organisation you both work in and they should not be fellow students, family members or friends, even if you work together.

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