All our courses are an excellent preparation for a variety of careers, in the legal sector and wider job market. Our four-year degrees equip you with a wide range of transferable skills and a unique educational and cultural experience, which are extremely attractive to prospective employers.
You can meet employers from the legal profession and elsewhere through our annual recruitment fair, which attracts over 70 organisations.
Recent graduate destinations include law firms such as Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons, as well as organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, London Stock Exchange, NHS and Oxford University Press.
A high proportion of our graduates go on to qualify as solicitors or barristers. Those seeking careers outside of law use their degree to gain access to a wide variety of professions and organisations such as consultancies, business advisory services, marketing, civil service, public relations, accountancy and campaigning.
Professional recognition and exemption
All our courses are recognised by the Bar Standards Board as qualifying law degrees.
Graduates wishing to qualify as solicitors or barristers may proceed directly to the vocational stage of legal training - for solicitors the Legal Practice Course and for barristers the Bar Professional Training Course. A number of institutions offering these courses guarantee a place for Nottingham graduates with a 2:2 or higher.
85.1% of undergraduates from the School of Law secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £26,200.*
The School of Law ranked 5th in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, with graduates earning an average of £4,844 more than expected five years after graduation.**
* HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020, using methodology set by The Guardian. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.
** The Economist British university rankings, 2017.