Buckingham law graduates more successful than those at Oxbridge

Law students have more chance of finding a graduate job if they graduate from Glasgow or Buckingham universities than if they graduate from the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford.

Of those who graduated in 2012, 91 per cent of Glasgow law students went on to a graduate job or further education within six months, according to The Guardian’s university guide for 2014.

By contrast, 85 per cent of Cambridge graduates did the same – tying with the University of Aberdeen. After Glasgow, the second highest-scoring university for law graduates’ career and education prospects was the University of Buckingham, with 90 per cent.

King’s College London scored 84 per cent while University College of London, ranked first overall for law (5 June 2013), was awarded 82 per cent for graduate prospects.

The University of Oxford scored just 75 per cent on graduate prospects while 74 per cent of the London School of Economics’ graduates went onto a graduate career or education after six months.

Rosa Greaves, head of the School of Law at the University of Glasgow said: “The fact that we are ranked first in law for employabililty and progression into higher education reflects the tremendous commitment that has been made in developing our programmes and in our employability strategies, and engagements undertaken in partnership with employers, students and staff. We will continue to place student development and excellence at the forefront of our agenda.”

At the lower end of the table, Canterbury Christ Church University scored 39 per cent when it came to its students’ prospects, and 43 per cent of graduates at Teesside University and the University of Bedfordshire succeeded in gaining graduate employment or further education within the specified time frame.

At the University of Salford, 45 per cent of graduates succeeded in this aim while the University of East London was scored 48 per cent.