Could a postgraduate degree get you a step ahead in law?
Law is and always has been one of the most popular professions for aspiring youngsters, offering the chance of high salaries and exciting work. However, with more and more law graduates reaching the market every year, it is important that the individual is able to stand out from the crowd.
Not only is their increased competition due to more candidates, the number of graduate vacancies is failing to keep pace in the double-dip recession. While retention rates in UK law firms are strong, graduate vacancies look set to drop this summer.
To stand out from the crowd, a postgraduate degree in law is a valuable step on your career path. While many students will baulk at the thought of paying for more education having spent up to £40,000 completing an undergraduate degree, the fact is that the price of a postgrad is much lower than this. Plus, with Britain in a double-dip recession, now is the perfect time to be in full time education, waiting for an improvement in the economic outlook.
A law degree from a top institution provides not only further development of skills that will give the individual a leg up on the career ladder, it also helps to develop contacts and gain experience through a close relationship with firms in the industry.