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Careers in law

Studying for a law degree gives you a range of transferable skills that are highly relevant within the legal profession and beyond. Find out more about some of the options available, career paths and experience you can gain whilst studying with us. 

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Career opportunities with a law degree

A law degree is a highly transferable qualification, and employers recognise its value. Whether you’re looking to enter the legal field or further your career elsewhere, it will help prepare you for a successful career.

Throughout your studies, we’ll place particular emphasis on your critical thinking, research, reasoning, analysis, and organisational skills, all of which are highly relevant to employers across a variety of industries.

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Qualify as a solicitor or barrister

Our undergraduate LLB course is a fantastic starting point if you’d like to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister and will help you develop your knowledge of the key foundations of the law before you specialise.

If your aim is to become a fully qualified solicitor, our well-respected Legal Practice Course prepares you to qualify in England and Wales. You’ll be able to study all of the modules required for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and gain crucial work experience In the Student Law Clinic to set you apart from other graduates.

Student and graduate destinations

Get career inspiration from our Law students and graduates below, or see the full list of our student stories: