The University’s School of Law has over 30 years’ experience supporting students throughout the UK and countries including America, China, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Our expertise is respected and highly valued by important players in the legal sector, and as a student, you’ll be welcomed as part of a tight, friendly and innovative community. The School is leading the way in training lawyers for tomorrow and has most recently designed its LLB degree to prepare students to undertake the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
Other subjects you can study jointly with Law
In the School of Social, Historical and Political Studies:
- Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Social Policy and Law
Apprenticeships in Law
University of Wolverhampton offers a Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship. Developed in collaboration with sector-leading employers and professional bodies, the CILEx Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship is a practice-based programme that builds the technical understanding and professional behaviours needed by future Chartered Legal Executives and Solicitors.
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Real career opportunities
Graduates with a qualifying law degree are able to enter the legal profession after further training, as solicitors, barristers, paralegals and legal executives. However, it's worth noting that a proportion of law graduates do not enter the legal profession at all, but find that their acquired skills open up opportunities across a wide range of sectors.
A criminal law background could lead to work with the police, the probation service, the Crown Prosecution and Criminal Defence Services.
If your area is constitutional law and current affairs, you might find opportunities in public sector administration with the Civil Service, local authorities and a growing number of regulatory bodies and professional associations.
If you lean towards commercial law, you could well find a position as a trading standards officer, health and safety inspector, or work in the commercial sector of buying and purchasing.
We offer a range of opportunities to help you improve your employability, including voluntary work in our Legal Advice Centre, supporting people in the County Court and with Wolverhampton Council's Welfare Rights service.
Before you decide...
An important decision to make now in selecting your degree course is whether or not you plan to qualify as a solicitor or barrister – if you do, you should consider an LLB such as ours which is a Qualifying Law degree as well preparing you to undertake the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This is a degree that will provide you with exemption from the academic stage of the solicitors' and barristers' professional exams, as it contains all the designated modules. Find out more about steps to a career in law.