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 two Fellows in Law: Simon Deakin and Antara Haldar and three Bye-Fellows: Julian Ghosh, David Sawtell and Andrea Peripoli

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; we look solely to offer places to applicants 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

There are normally two interviews, one of which may include some preparatory study. All applicants for Law are required to take the LNAT. Full details on how to register for the LNAT can be found on the LNAT website or University websiteYou must register in advance for this assessment. Registration to meet the Cambridge deadline closes 15th September. 

Typical conditional offers

Our typical conditional offer for Law is A*AA at A Level. IB offers are usually for a minimum of 41-42 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.