Whether you’re interested in becoming a solicitor, barrister, property conveyancer, or an advocate for human rights, if the rule of law and justice is something you care about, a career in the legal profession could be for you.
When you study an undergraduate law degree at Essex, you can choose from a variety of courses and modules which combine in-depth knowledge in law with other areas including finance, politics, human rights, criminology, economics, business, and philosophy, giving you the opportunity to pursue a career in a variety of roles.
As a law student at Essex, you’ll join an exciting and diverse community of students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. You’ll be taught by expert academics who are prominent scholars in human rights, public law, business law, criminal justice, health law, technology law, and socio-legal studies, who actively advise and act on behalf of governments, NGOs, national and regional human rights bodies and international organisations all over the world.
Our undergraduate degrees are rigorous, intense, and intellectually stimulating, so you can be confident that whichever path your future leads you down, an Essex law degree will prepare you for it.
There are many benefits of studying a law degree in preparation for your legal career. There are many more as to why Essex should be your choice. At Essex, your education is underpinned by our commitment to justice, our interdisciplinary approach to learning, and our ethos of being more daring, and experimental.
Throughout your undergraduate degree, you’ll study a wide range of areas related to law. And, with the range of courses and modules available for you to choose from, you’ll also have the chance to explore the law that interests you. This means that you have the opportunity to follow a specific pathway, for example, corporate law or human rights law, or a broader pathway where you can explore different areas within law, for example, a combination of politics, criminology and the environment.
You’ll be able to benefit from exciting opportunities including working in our Law Clinic, participating in research projects within our internationally recognised Human Rights Centre, and through study abroad and placements. These experiences will give you a deeper understanding of how laws can influence human behaviour and the development of society at large. It will also prepare you for becoming an active contributor to our rapidly developing world.
After you've completed your degree, you'll have developed the necessary skills to carve out an impressive legal career and help shape the future of society. Whether it's working in politics, charities, or property and international trade, or taking the next steps into a career as a solicitor or barrister, there is an enormous range of opportunities in a diverse range of industries for a law graduate.
“I knew I was going to benefit greatly from the wisdom and experience of my lecturers who have lived up to my expectations and inspired me continuously through their passion, dedication and accomplishments.”