Almost a third of UK law students have second thoughts over their degree

by Sol Dolor03 Nov 2017
Nearly a third of students studying law in the UK would consider another degree should they be given the chance to do so, a recent study has revealed.

The UK-wide “2017 Student Academic Experience Survey” conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy asked students in the UK whether they would have chosen another course given what they currently know.

Results showed that 31% of current law students would “definitely” or “maybe” choose another major. Nevertheless, the figure was still slightly below the 34% average of the 14,057 respondents which included non-law majors.

In particular, law students were the fifth-least group to consider another degree if they were given the chance. Groups who posted a lower rate were linguistics and classics (29%), allied medicine (28%), historical and philosophical studies (27%), and medicine and dentistry (17%).

Just 33% of current law students surveyed said that they thought their course was “good” or “very good” value for money. This is lower than the 35% average among all respondents.