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Routes into Law

Many students successfully pursue a career in law following their first degree. There are a variety of career options in the field of law, many of which can be explored via Prospects.

If wishing to become a solicitor or barrister, there are some differences in training routes for these professions for law and non-law students. For support with identifying what route is best for you, please book an appointment with an adviser.

It is important to research the different routes into law based upon your personal circumstances and your career aims. Further useful information can also be found via the following links:



Prospects - Law Conversion Courses

All About Law - Law Conversion Courses

Solicitors Qualifying Examination

Postgraduate Legal Education Training Providers

Thanks to a new partnership with The University of Law, you can now apply to study ULaw’s postgraduate Legal Practice Course (LPC) or LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course at Highfield campus.

To overcome financial implications associated with the academic and vocational stages of training to become a solicitor or barrister, some course providers are offering level 7 conversion or preparation courses (such as the MA LawPGDL and LPC with MSc or LLM). More information on the benefits of studying a LLM can be found on

Routes into Law for Non-Law Students

A careers talk on ‘Routes into Law for Non-Law Students’ is delivered as part of the Careers Event programme in the Autumn term.  The session will be available to book via the MyCareer Events Calendar and will take place before the Law School Careers Fair in November. University of Southampton students and graduates are welcome to attend law-related careers events by registering as instructed below.

Join our Mailing List

We operate a mailing list for non-law students interested in a career in law. The mailing list will provide relevant information about law related events that are taking place during the academic year.

To join this mailing list please email with the following information and mark the subject line of your email "Law Careers Mailing List for Non-Law Students":

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