Although our course (referred to elsewhere as LLB) is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law and international law. You can also study theoretical and sociological aspects of law such as jurisprudence or parts of criminology.

Further information can be found on the University and Faculty websites.

Law at Peterhouse

Peterhouse does not operate a fixed quota of Law places, but tends to admit around 8 undergraduates each year. Currently, Peterhouse has three Fellows in Law, Dr Roderick Munday, Professor Simon Deakin and Dr Antara Haldar. For a student's perspective on studying Law at Peterhouse, have a look at the JCR's alternative prospectus, read their interview with a current student and diary of the first few weeks of being a first-year Law student.

Course requirements

We have no preference regarding what subjects candidates may have studied previously at school, whether arts, sciences or a combination of the two; it is concerned solely to offer places to young people of high ability. The study of Law requires a logical and analytical mind, so subjects that allow you to foster such skills are helpful.

The application process

We ask all applicants in Law to send us two examples of recent written work, ideally spanning the range of subjects being studied. Candidates taking subjects which do not involve essay writing should contact us for further advice. There are normally two interviews, one of which may include some preparatory study. Candidates will also sit the Cambridge Law Test at interview.

Typical conditional offers

Our typical conditional offer for Law is A*AA at A Level. IB offers are usually for a minimum of 40-42 points, to include 776 or 777 at Higher level in relevant subjects. Offers are designed to be realistic, taking into account individual circumstances, and to reflect potential and likely levels of achievement. Most of those who receive offers will attain the grades required.