Matthew advocates a career in Law

Ready to take the next step? The University’s Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme is now available, offering 20% discount for most postgraduate courses.

Matthew Ray took advantage of the Loyalty Scheme, and has now started his career in law.

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Matthew, from Seaham, graduated LLM Legal Practice in 2018, after graduating with his first degree from Sunderland (LLB Law in 2016), and is now working as a Trainee Solicitor at Archers Law LLP.

"It was extremely important to me to find a university which had a strong focus on the practical side of law. This set Sunderland apart from other places which focused more on academic, theory-based assessments.

"For me, the best aspect of the course has been the Sunderland Student Law Clinic. Working on cases with real clients and being able to help them through challenging parts of their lives is extremely exciting, not to mention rewarding.

“The main achievement that I am proud of during my studies is a settlement I achieved on a case along with another student in the Sunderland Student Law Clinic. We successfully settled a claim for £40,000.

"Over the course of the year, I built up an excellent professional relationship with my client and it was incredible to know I had made such a positive impact on her life through my hard work.

"My experience has been instrumental in inspiring my career aspirations and it has been an incredible journey which I have thoroughly enjoyed."

As a Sunderland student you may be entitled to our Loyalty Scheme, 20% off course fees for most* Postgraduate courses. 

This the perfect time for you to consider further study - Postgraduate Loans are now available from the Government, and the cost of studying at Sunderland is highly competitive.

Postgraduates study improves your employment and earning potential, on average Postgraduates earn an extra £6,000 average per year compared to Undergraduates.

A Masters degree is also a stepping stone to higher study if you want to find out more about your chosen discipline.

To discover more about Postgraduate study at the University of Sunderland click here.

*Excludes PGCEs


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