Legal studies come into contact with almost every area of human life relating to business, economics, politics, the environment, human rights, international relations and trade. Law studies also provide framework allowing to examine and understand different societies and cultures preparing students for specific legal careers, but also for a broad range of professional roles with greater focus on academic research, for example.
Law programs, like most academic degrees, start with core courses, followed by modules providing more opportunities to specialize and choose law topics tailored to a particular career path.
Following the course in law you will gain a strong foundation of knowledge of legal matters, policy, theories and case studies. You will learn how to understand contemporary business, politics, sociology and ethics. Law studies will equip you with professional expertise in law, including command of technical language, knowledge on how to draft legal documents, understand complex issues from multiple, construct and defend an argument persuasively.
Jobs directly related to law degree may include: arbitrator, barrister, chartered legal executive, cost lawyer, detective, paralegal, solicitor. However, you may consider pursuing a career not directly related to your studies such as policy officer in national government or business (e.g. legal advisor), chartered accountant, civil service administrator, external auditor, forensic computer analyst, patent attorney, stockbroker or academic researcher.