A law degree is a gateway to a career as a solicitor or barrister, but it's not the only path you can choose. Many options are available to you beyond the legal profession.
Typical Law career pathway
Our LLB (Hons) qualifies students to progress directly to the professional stage of their legal training – the Solicitors' Practice Programme (SPP) leading to the Solicitors Qualifying Exam for solicitors and Bar Vocational Studies (BVS) for barristers.
As an LLB graduate you might also work for:
- Other providers of legal services
- Regulatory agencies
- Non-governmental bodies and international NGOs
- The Law Commission
- The Civil Service.
The skills acquired during the course of your study will also open doors to a variety of other, non-law specific careers. Graduates often successfully apply for places on general graduate training programmes with property firms, investment banks, consultancy firms and within the retail sector.
Undergraduate LLB at City
Our Undergraduate LLB Law degree is the first point of training on your journey into becoming a Solicitor, Barrister or other legal professional allowing you to kickstart your legal career.
Law conversion courses from The City Law School
If you didn't study an LLB course as an undergraduate but would like a career in the legal industry.
Graduate Diploma in Law
Our Graduate Diploma in Law programme is designed to equip you with the foundation knowledge required for further study in the field of either a Solicitor or Barrister profession.
Graduate Entry LLB
A Graduate Entry LLB will allow you to achieve a senior status law degree as a non-law graduate in just two years rather than the regular three with our fast-track Graduate Entry LLB programme.
Postgraduate Law study
After you have achieved your Undergraduate Law degree (LLB Hons) qualification and understood the fundamental skills associated with this subject, you will then be ready to explore the more professional routes in Law undertaking further professional training to become either a Solicitor or Barrister.
Master of Laws LLM
The LLM programme at The City Law School can be tailored to your career aspirations. Design your own learning path and accelerate your legal career through our Master of Laws (LLM) postgraduate degree.
Law career pathways
New dedicated facilities
This is an exciting time to enrol at The City Law School as you will be joining us in our brand new, dedicated seven-storey facilities designed specifically for law education.
The £63 million Law School Building features a dedicated library, 160-seat lecture theatre, modern study space, staff offices, restaurant and central atrium with a glazed roof.
The City Law School
The Law Building will bring together students from all stages of their law education to develop a diverse, supportive and stimulating student community.
Students will benefit from in-house legal clinics to gain experience advising real clients and a mock court room complete with witness boxes
Facilities have been designed to reflect developments in the sector, with the addition of digital technology in courtrooms and the use of artificial intelligence to provide an interactive environment.
No matter the legal profession you wish to choose or stage you are at in your journey, The City Law School provides a range of courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Degree level.
With a modern seminar and meeting rooms, a mock court room, a legal clinic and state of the art Library to encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.