We offer an array of career-related activities to help advance your professional development and build the skills and attributes that employers find most valuable.
We have a dedicated careers adviser and a calendar full of career-orientated events built into your degree. This includes help with CV writing, placement applications and interview techniques, regular commercial awareness workshops and other career-orientated events, including employer visits, alumni conversations, and career talks, which feature practitioners from a range of legal and criminal justice fields discussing their work.
An LLB Law degree from the University of Reading will provide you with a wide range of transferable skills suitable not only for a career as a solicitor or barrister but also in the fields of education, the police force, film and media journalism, accountancy, insurance, banking and the civil service. Most of our students enter graduate-level roles or go on to further study, including vocational study for the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.
Past graduates have worked with global corporations, national and European businesses, as barristers in chambers, and for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Your BSc Criminology degree will help develop your research, analytical and communication skills as well as subject specific knowledge relevant to careers in government (particularly Civil Service), criminal justice (police, prison service, probation service, youth justice service), social work, local government offices, non-governmental organisations, welfare and service charities, campaigning organisations and social research and investigative journalism.
Successful completion of your BSc Criminology degree provides you with the first qualification and the requisite subject knowledge to start a career in one of the many criminal justice or social work agencies. It provides you with a wide range of social scientific research skills that are sought after by a wide range of employers outside criminal justice – such as think tanks and policy agencies.