Law graduate destinations


of Law graduates are in work or further study after 15 months*

*The structure and coverage of this survey are determined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) employment indicator 2020/21, published in March 2023.

Great graduate careers

Many of our Law graduates go into jobs related to their degree specialism. These include:

  • Barrister
  • Corporate Governance Consultancy
  • Financial Crime Analysis
  • Judicial Assistant
  • Lecturer of Law
  • Legal Adviser
  • Legal Affairs Manager
  • Litigator
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor.

Thanks to the transferable skills and experiences developed during a law degree have helped our graduates to gain jobs in a variety of sectors such as:

  • Civil Service
  • Data Management
  • Finance and Investment
  • HR
  • Local Government
  • Management Consultancy
  • Police Service
  • Recruitment.

Top graduate employers

Our graduates have secured jobs with local, regional and national Chambers and Law Firms and most recently this includes:

  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • DAS Law
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Lyons Davidson Solicitors
  • TLT Solicitors.

Additionally, law graduates have gained roles with the following leading employers:

  • Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • GDS Group
  • HMRC
  • Houses of Parliament
  • MoD
  • Network Rail
  • RAC
  • Which?

Further study

Almost 50%* take up further study – at UWE Bristol and farther afield. These include the specialist legal courses below (with some students choose non legal postgraduate courses such as PGCE):

  • Solicitors – Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Barristers – Postgraduate Diploma Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • LLM – Master of Laws.

Find out about further study opportunities at UWE Bristol.

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Career support throughout your degree

Bristol Law School has established connections with professional regulatory bodies, plus regional and national law firms, chambers and businesses, offering mentoring, internships and placements. We’ve also built an extensive global network of partners, offering opportunities to study abroad.

Our world-leading researchers collaborate with national and international organisations on Public International Law, Environment Law and Financial Crime. From environmental law to criminal justice, we’re creating solutions to real-world challenges.

Placements and work experience

Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. And while our students are here, we provide one-to-one support to help hem find experience that fits their career plans.

We help prepare students for internships, placements and graduate recruitment through the provision of embedded careers and enterprise education and extra-curricular employability workshops and appointments and on-line careers resources.

Business and Law Clinic

  • Our business and law students have the opportunity to develop legal and professional skills and awareness by taking part in pro bono projects as part of the Business and Law Clinic.
  • Find out how you can take part in pro bono as a student.

Specialist careers support

Students have the opportunity to attend daily careers drop-ins and workshops or schedule a one-to-one coaching appointment with our dedicated Careers team. Students have access to online resources including the UWE Bristol InfoHub vacancy search engine and Careers toolkit supporting students to find jobs and providing help with the recruitment processes. Meet the Employers Fair, UWE Law Fair, Employer-led workshops and industry insight and networking events occur throughout the academic calendar giving students the opportunity to engage with employers directly.

It doesn't end when our students graduate. Alumni can access our careers services for a further three years after graduating.

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