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
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
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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