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CATS provides you with the best preparation for the competitive and demanding Law application process. A law degree can lead to a variety of exciting careers and not just in the law profession. There are many areas that require an understanding of law, such as politics or international relations.

Develop your skills 

Analysis | Communication | Attention to detail | Problem-solving | Teamwork

Key features

  • Support in choosing the right subjects
  • One-to-one university application support
  • Preparation for Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) university entrance exam
  • Mock interviews
  • Advice regarding your personal statement and any additional work requested by universities
  • Talks from university Admissions Tutors from a range of top UK universities
  • Opportunities to participate in activities ranging from Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Olympiad challenges, Model United Nations Conferences, leadership opportunities and weekly debating clubs
  • Visiting speakers and trips to magistrates’ courts

your career

your route

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Research your career

Through workshops and seminars find out what steps you need to take for a successful career in law or one of the many other career paths in which a law degree is beneficial. Typical careers:

  • Barrister
  • Detective
  • Diplomat
  • Politician
  • Solicitor

Our Higher Education Advisers will help you find the perfect degree course for you. Typical degrees:

  • Criminology
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Law and Business
  • Politics
  • Psychology

Plan your route

Choose your subjects

Many universities prefer students not to have studied Law, it certainly isn’t essential. Mathematics is preferred by many universities in addition to an essay-writing subject. We offer:

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Develop your skills

Applying to university

  • In one-to-one tutorials, receive advice on all aspects of applying to university to study law – from personal statement guidance to mock interview practise.
  • Preparation for the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) university entrance exam.
  • Visit a range of universities ranked highly for law, such as Birmingham, Durham and Bristol.

Career preparation

  • Visit a magistrates’ court and get an introduction to the British legal system.
  • Visit a law practice to learn about the justice system from legal professionals.

Personal development

  • Participate in the Citizenship Foundation’s Annual Mock Trial Competition to learn how to present fictional legal cases to real judges in a law court, showcasing your verbal reasoning skills.
  • Participate in a variety of leadership and debating activities – from the Duke of Edinburgh Award to Olympiad challenges.

Student success

Name Nationality Programme Destination Degree Ranking*
Sung Jae South Korean A level LSE Philosophy, Politics and Economics 4
Adrian Guatemalan UFP Durham University Combined Honours in Social Sciences 6
Safae Moroccan A level UCL Law 8
Makhmudjon Uzbek UFP University of Bath Politics and International Relations 9
Weili Malaysian A level University of Bristol Law 13
Hamad Essa H S Qatari UFP The University of Edinburgh Politics 17
Xiaoya Chinese A level University of Manchester Law 18
Tomiris Kazakh IB University of Birmingham International Relations with Economics 19
Samantha American A level University of Birmingham International Law and Globalisation 19
Obichukwu Nigerian A level University of Birmingham Law 26



Take advantage of guaranteed progression* to the University of Bristol, consistently ranked one of the top universities in the UK.

*Subject to meeting entry requirements

“I’M A BARRISTER TO THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA. THE HARD WORK PAID OFF” Zara from Nigeria, former CATS A level student. Studied Law at the University of Law, Birmingham.