Information for Canadian students

Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Law School is one of the largest and most innovative Law Schools in the UK providing courses for every stage of legal training.

We offer a wide range of courses including:

Law for Canadian students

There are many advantages for Canadian students studying at Nottingham Law School. Here are just a few:

  • You can study Law straight from high school.
  • The admission process is simple – no LSAT.
  • You will benefit from an overseas study experience.
  • You can attain a Bachelor degree in three years.
  • If you are a graduate you can study the Senior Status two-year Law degree.
  • You can top up your studies with a one year LLM Masters in Law.

Our study routes diagram PDF icon demonstrates the study options available to Canadian students. 

NCA examination requirements 

If you complete the three-year LLB Law programme and graduate with a 2.2 or above without any modules graded under 45%, you will usually have to take five NCA examinations on return to Canada.

If you undertake the LLB Senior Status programme and graduate with a 2.2 or above without any modules graded under 45%, you will usually have to take seven NCA examinations on return to Canada.

If you choose to complete an additional one year LLM in Law this may further reduce the number of NCA examinations required.

'The assessment is based on the academic and professional profile of each applicant. The NCA applies a standard on a national basis so that applicants with common law qualifications obtained outside Canada can apply, regardless of where they wish to practice in Canada.' - Federation of Law Societies of Canada

NCA accreditation requirements

The NCA assesses legal education credentials obtained outside of Canada for individuals applying for admission to a law society in a Canadian common law jurisdiction. To practise law in Canada, students with LLB degrees from outside the country will be required to demonstrate their competence to the NCA; having a law degree awarded by a UK university does not mean you have the exact equivalent to a law degree awarded in Canada.

In order to obtain an NCA Certificate of Qualification, most applicants are required to demonstrate their capability in a number of subjects. Applicants may demonstrate competence in one of three ways:

  • You can apply to a law school in Canada to complete the remaining courses.
  • You can do self-study, where the NCA provides a syllabus to you and you study at home.
  • A combination of one and two.

Once you have successfully completed the NCA requirements, the NCA issues a Certificate of Qualification. Most law societies in Canada accept the NCA's Certificate of Qualifications for entry to their bar admissions process. Additional requirements for the Canadian Bar are determined by the National Committee on Accreditation for all Provinces except Quebec. More information on the NCA process is available on the NCA website.

Applying to Nottingham Law School

All applications for our undergraduate courses should be made via UCAS. Applications for our Masters in Law courses are made directly to the University.

Contact us

If you have any queries about our courses or studying at Nottingham Law School please email us or call +44 (0)115 848 4460.





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