Quiz: Which postgraduate law option should you take?
Study International Staff
13 Feb 2019
With your LL.B. in hand, you’re ready to conquer the world. It’s a great degree that gave you a formidable skillset and can take you places. Compared to non-LL.B. folks, you’ve got invaluable knowledge in a wide range of legal areas.
But with more law graduates entering and competition rising, an LL.B. may not cut it anymore. We’ve seen enough opinion pieces that claim a basic law degree isn’t good enough training for graduates to excel in a law career.
At the same time, we are seeing postgraduate options in law grow. These provide an excellent additional qualification for the LL.B. graduate looking to boost their CV.
With so many options, however, it can be hard to figure out which will be the most suitable for you, your ambitions and financial needs. Take our quiz to ease the decision.
1. Do you have a Graduate Diploma in Law (LL.B.)?
2. Which of the following would you like to specialise in?
3. Which of the following job positions appeals most to you?
4. How much time are you willing to invest in this?
5. Do you want your degree to be recognised internationally?
Which law postgraduate option should you take?
Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
Your calling is to be a barrister. Now you've secured a Graduate Diploma in Law (an LL.B.), you're well-qualified for the next step in your education: the Bar Professional Training Course.
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
You're looking for an intellectually-challenging programme with many exciting opportunities. Working with clients and employing a combination of legal expertise and people skills is your forte, so completing a Legal Practice Course is the next logical step for you.
Whether it's to specialise, advance your career or move into the legal profession, the LL.M. is an internationally-recognised postgraduate law degree that lets you do all this and more.
PGDip in Legal Technology
You're eager to gain insight on how technology is disrupting the legal sphere. Whether you are law or non-law graduate, an MSc or PGDip would be a suitable next step for you to gain knowledge and qualify for jobs in this rapidly-developing area.