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LLB Law with Criminology / Careers
Year of entry: 2022
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We are a top 10 university for Criminology in the UK (The Guardian league table for Best UK universities for criminology, 2022).
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 2021, 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 (for example Probation Service);
- community justice;
- national intelligence and security agencies;
- charity and voluntary sector organisations;
The award-winning Justice Hub provides opportunities for you to volunteer, putting your legal knowledge into practice by 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.
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.
BARBRI offer the prep courses at The University of Manchester 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, which are necessary to satisfy the academic component of training to become a barrister in England and Wales.