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Why should you study a law degree abroad?

Choosing to study a law degree abroad will teach you about various aspects of the legal system - everything from property to family to company law, across the spectrum of both civil and criminal.

It is important to note that studying a law degree abroad will not teach you how to be a lawyer – rather it will give you a grounding in the philosophy, history and theory behind the subject. In order to work in the legal profession you will need to take further courses after your undergraduate degree.

Often students will have the chance to take law as a joint honours, for example with a language, or to take complimentary modules in other subjects.

How can you benefit from studying a law degree abroad?

Although you might hear otherwise, previous experience or A-levels in law are not required – in fact, some of the most competitive courses prefer their applicants not to have an A-level in the subject. Highly academic degrees such as history and the sciences are often preferred, as they prepare you for the academic rigour of a law degree.

Those looking to study a law degree abroad must be able to deal with complex issues, have an awareness of ethics, and must always be ready for debate.

Law graduates have a number of important skills, the most important of which might be the ability to debate, create well informed arguments, and analyse very dense information quickly. Other skills include:

  • Time management
  • Legal knowledge
  • Written and oral communication
  • Understanding of diversity
  • Research/ analysis
  • Independent thought
  • IT skills
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving

What types of jobs can you apply for with this degree?

As with many humanities degrees, law will qualify you for a wide range of jobs. Some of the areas you might choose to work in include:

  • The media
  • Teaching
  • Higher Education
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Politics
  • Local or central government
  • Recruitment
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Charities
  • The Civil Service
If one of the reasons you chose a law degree was to because you want to work in the legal profession, you will need to take further courses after your undergraduate degree in order to train as a solicitor or barrister (the term lawyer encompasses both these roles).

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In addition, in case this is not the degree you were looking for, you can check out our degree guides to get more information.