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: Professor Simon Deakin and Dr Antara Haldar and three Bye-Fellows: Dr Julian Ghosh, Dr Christopher Markou and Mr Andrea Peripoli.
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
There are normally two interviews, one of which may include some preparatory study. From 2022, candidates are required to sit the LNAT. Applicants must register between 1st August and 15th September and must have taken the assessment by 15th October, More information can be found on the Law Faculty website.
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.