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Why study Law?
Law is a popular and high-value undergraduate course of study. As well as offering the most direct pathway to a career in the legal profession, as a free-standing degree it provides a rigorous and integrated study of a complex and demanding discipline. It delivers a range of key transferable skills, including those of critical analysis, communication and reasoned argument, which make law graduates highly employable across many sectors of business and professional activity.
Why study law at Salford?
Our degrees are Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD)
The QLD offers the most direct route into the legal profession. A QLD graduate will have satisfied the academic stage of legal training and can proceed to take a one year vocational training course (the Legal Practice Course for a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course for a barrister), prior to undertaking the pupillage that leads to admission to the Bar or a training contract for admission to the roll of Solicitors.
Our Law degrees prepare you for careers in the legal profession as well as other sectors of employment
Although the majority of applicants for law degrees consider that the legal profession may be the career for them, it is the case, nationally, that most law graduates choose to use their degree in other careers such as finance, commerce, public service or the third sector. At Salford we recognise the breadth of opportunity open to, and taken up by, our law graduates, and this is reflected in the distinctiveness of our QLD provision, in which the law content will have an integrated connection with another discipline in a variety of formats; through the generic LLB degree which is designed to deliver commercial awareness and business acumen alongside legal expertise, through the "Law with" degrees including management and criminology and through the corporate and media and digital pathways in the specialist LLB degrees. This approach ensures that as well as graduating able and prepared to enter the legal profession, our students graduate with commercial awareness, business acumen and global capability, all of which are highly prized by employers.
Our people and the student experience
Salford Law lecturers are academically highly qualified, and also experienced in real-world activities in professional legal practice, consultancy, and academic research.
Salford Law consistently ranks in the top quartile of the annual National Students Survey (NSS), demonstrating high levels of student satisfaction with both the quality and content of the programme and also the support given by the lecturers to our students.
As a law student you will be required to study hard, but will also have the opportunity to experience legal practice through internships and mini-pupillages, to take part in moots, to hear guest lectures by speakers prominent in the legal field and to enjoy the activities of the Salford Student Law Society.