It can seem like there is a law for everything, with new laws created all the time to keep up with a society that is ever evolving, socially, politically and economically. But what is the theory underpinning these laws?
There are over 100 universities in the UK that offer law degrees and depending on the university you are applying to the entry requirements can vary significantly. You will typically be required to achieve the following A Level Grades and UCAS Points:
- A Level Grades: A*AA - AAA
- UCAS Points: 152 - 144
Top 5 Universities for Law Degrees
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- Queen Mary University of London
- Durham University
- London School of Economics and Political Science
You may also be required to undertake a university admissions test for a Law Degree. You can find out more about the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) over on our article: University Admissions Tests, A Complete Guide.
Entry requirements for a Masters in law will vary according to the exact type of degree, as well as the university and program. To study for a BPTC or an LPC, you will need to possess at least a Bachelor of Law or equivalent, while some programs might require you to sit an aptitude test or take an entrance interview. To help you understand postgraduate interviews we have put together an article for the top 10 questions that are likely to pop up and the best ways that you can answer them: Top 10 Postgraduate Interview Questions.
If you don’t have an undergraduate law degree, it is possible to apply for conversion courses that you would complete before going onto studying for a Masters in law. A good example of a conversion course is a GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law).
A law degree provides students with a great start to gaining a career in the legal profession. Various job roles gained by law graduates include:
- Trainee Solicitor
- Corporate Banker
To achieve a career in the legal industry students are required to undertake further professional training such as enrolling for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Find out more about these courses here.
It's worth noting that law was one of the most employable degrees in 2016 with 90% of students entering full time work or further study within 6 months of graduating. According to the destination of leavers from higher education survey, graduates were also on an average salary of around £19,500. You can find out more about the most employable degrees with our article: Top 10 Most Employable Degrees.