Career destinations

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Rewarding careers

Studying a degree in the School of Law enables you to develop the key skills for a successful career in law, criminal justice or beyond, preparing you for your future from day one. 

Our graduates have gone on to work in the public and private sector in roles such as:

•    Barrister
•    Solicitor
•    Police or prison officer
•    Civil servant/roles in local government
•    Human Resources professional
•    Community/client support in charities

Qualifying as a barrister or solicitor

All our LLB courses satisfy the degree requirements set by the Bar Standards Board should you wish to qualify as a barrister, for more information visit Bar Standards Board website.

Students who wish to pursue a career as a solicitor in England and Wales will need to follow the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route to qualification, under which you will complete two stages of the SQE and gain two years of qualifying work experience. For more information about the route, visit Solicitors Regulation Authority website.


Following from their undergraduate degrees our alumni have progressed into successful careers across the globe:

After graduating I did a year of law school, and have been at Freshfields ever since. A highlight has been working on some really interesting and high profile cases when the financial crisis started including Northern Rock, Icelandic bank and Lehman Brothers.

           Neil Golding, LLB Law (1989)
           Partner in Freshfields

Find out more about our alumni destinations.