A masters in law will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter a variety of professions, including journalism, politics and the law.

Law graduates learn a variety of transferable skills which allows them to pursue a career in a diverse range of roles.

Notable law graduates include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gerard Butler and Barack Obama.

What does it involve?

A masters in law is a gateway to a career as a solicitor or a barrister, but it can also open graduates up to professions in politics, public service and journalism amongst others.

Most law schools encourage students to gain relevant experience at local firms to improve their first-hand knowledge and to improve their CVs.

Law students often complete a set of compulsory modules including: Constitutional/Administrative Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, Land Law, Public Law, and Tort Law.

What will you learn?

You’ll be taught practical skills as well as basic legal knowledge and will build on interpersonal skills, literacy and negotiation skills.

Law students can specialise in certain areas of the law by taking optional modules in fields such as international law, human rights law and environmental law.


Studying a law degree gives you high employability, with law graduates having the sixth highest employment rate.

Moreover, over 60% of all law graduates go into professions other than the legal sector.

Law graduates can also go into a wide variety of exciting career sectors including: Judiciary, Foreign Service, Diplomacy, Business, Politics, Teaching, Banking and Finance.

If you decide to go on and practice law, as a trainee solicitor in the UK you can expect to earn between £25,000 - £40,000. Once qualified your salary can skyrocket!

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