We asked our students why they decided to apply to study a Qualifying Law Degree and what they are hoping to achieve. Find out what they had to say.

If you want to become a practising solicitor or barrister while having a great foundation for other careers, then you may have already considered studying a Qualifying Law Degree.

"An LLB that is qualifying is a desirable qualification which is held in high regard by many professions and employers both within England, Wales and overseas.”

Angela, Arden University Law Tutor

Who studies a law degree?

We wanted to know why students choose our LLB, so we asked our students why they decided to apply to study a Qualifying Law Degree and what they are hoping to achieve.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of our students are looking to enter a career in law: become practising solicitors and international diplomats, changing their current career to build a better future for their family.

Some are already working in the legal sector as paralegals or solicitor assistants; others work in restaurants, as support workers and office assistants.

Regardless of where the application comes from, one thing shows through: the applicants have done some serious research into the programme and their career options as a LLB graduate.

“I’ve already secured a volunteer internship with a local law firm and will be going in to learn about law in practice once I have completed a few more modules. In time I hope to become specialised in commercial and property law, which is in demand down here in South Devon and luckily, something that really interests me. I made sure I chose a course that would give me the qualifications I needed to get a job at the end of it.”

Richard, Arden University LLB (Hons) QLD student

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Where else could a law degree take you?

We asked a couple of our LLB students a thought provoking question: What has your life been like since you started your LLB journey? Below are just a few of the responses.

“Studying part time has made me into a reputable candidate, as I have been able to gain valuable experience in different work places. The fact that I have chosen to study at home allows me to demonstrate that I am a determined worker who will work hard to be successful”

Jamie, LLB (Hons) Student

Many of our students take the opportunity to study for a law degree online and gain as much experience as they can. Jamie is currently working as a dispensing assistant at a pharmacy and a leisure attendant at a local leisure centre, whilst doing voluntary work experience at a solicitor’s – all alongside his studies.

“My hope is that my LLB journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar. Giving yourself a good challenge, proving your capabilities and widen your horizons… It’s a great experience!”

Detloff, LLB (Hons) Alumni

Detloff already held a senior position in his company when he started his journey with us – he did it for the love of learning, but believes a legal qualification could be a game changer for some of his younger colleagues.

Whatever your goals and aspirations, a law degree opens up a lot of opportunities. You could become a lawyer (that’s the obvious one!), writer or even a banker.

We have put together a guide to help identify the possible routes.
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