LLB Law with Criminology / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian league table for Best UK universities for criminology) and are a top 10 UK University for law (QS University World Rankings by subject 2020).

The University of Manchester also has an excellent reputation for employability, and we are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).

The Law School embeds employability across its courses and has excellent links with legal professions, the criminal justice sector, business, and the public sector.

Our graduates have an impressive record of securing employment in areas, such as:

  • police and offender management (eg Probation Service); 
  • community justice; 
  • national intelligence and security agencies; 
  • charity and voluntary sector organisations; 
  • government;
  • teaching.

The award-winning Justice Hub provides opportunities for you to volunteer, putting your legal knowledge into practice undertaking legal advice work.

Our students have achieved success in national and international mooting and client interviewing competitions and are encouraged and supported by staff and peers.

We run employability sessions giving you the opportunity to meet employers and offer workshops delivered by in-house specialists. You will benefit from unique training, networking and skills development opportunities.

Careers Service

The University has its own dedicated and award-winning Careers Service that works closely with Law and Criminology to provide specialist advice tailored to you, offering insights into careers in the legal and criminal justice sectors.

You will have full access to the careers service as a student and for two years after you graduate, providing opportunities to help boost your employability

Solicitors Qualifying Exam preparation

The Law School has collaborated with a global legal education provider BARBRI to offer our students and alumni a comprehensive preparation programme for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). This collaboration creates a pathway to qualify as a solicitor, learning from BARBRI's industry-leading legal education to prepare for the SQE.

The SQE Prep courses will begin at The University of Manchester from Summer 2021, in preparation for the first SQE exams in November 2021.

We will be offering the prep courses at least twice per year on a full-time and part-time basis to support those working alongside their studies.

Recognition by the Bar Standards Board

You will have the opportunity to study courses that cover the foundations of legal knowledge that are necessary to satisfy the academic component of training to become a barrister in England and Wales.