International students

The University of York offers an outstanding educational experience and its degrees are internationally recognised for their high quality.  Choosing to study here will bring you into a modern, vibrant university community based in a renowned location and provide you with a really stimulating student experience.

Your international perspective is welcomed at YLS

Studying law at York is a dynamic process and a good mix of students greatly enhances this. We really value the contribution students from across the globe can make to our community and the different perspectives they can bring. 

Your experience will be a real asset in the problem-based learning approach that we use. As a member of a student law firm your perspective will play an important role in helping this approach to more closely replicate team-working in a globalised and multicultural context.

We have a friendly, supportive community

We have a relatively small cohort of students so you will quickly feel part of our vibrant community. Getting to know your colleagues and tutors is made easier through our distinctive programme where you will be part of a small student law firm learning collaboratively with others.

Come and see what we have to offer

You are welcome to visit the Law School at any time – please make arrangements through our  Law School Administrator. We are based on a stunning campus and exploring this learning environment may be helpful to your decision to apply.

What you need to apply

Competition for places at YLS is strong. You must meet the relevant academic criteria and have a good command of the English language. Our langauge requirements are as follows:

LLB Law (M100)

  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • Pearson: 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (taken from January 2015): 176, with a minimum of 169 each component
  • TOEFL: 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 21 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all components

LLB Law Senior Status (M101)

  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 for Writing and 6.5 in Speaking, Listening and Reading
  • Pearson: 64, with a minimum of 61 in writing and 59 in each of the other components
  • CAE and CPE (taken from January 2015): 186, with a minimum of 180 in writing and 176 in each of the other components
  • TOEFL: 96 overall, with a minimum of 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE III: Distinction in all components

Student Guides to the LL.B. programme at York

See our students discuss what studying law at York is really like, what makes us different from other Law Schools and sharing their experiences of the application process. International student, Ionna Katsaouni, shares her experiences at York Law School

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