Location: Manchester (Oxford Road)
Number of LPC places: 168 FT, 72 PT
Number of BPTC places: 108 FT, 48 PT
LPC fees (2015/16): £9,780 FT, £6,927 PT
BPTC fees (2015/16): £13,950 FT, £6,975 PT
Manchester Met is a good all-rounder, although we'd suggest taking its impressive-looking employment stats with a pinch of salt. Its LPC has good links with local firms, particularly smaller outfits, and offers a wide range of electives and pro bono opportunities. That said, it lacks the name recognition of BPP and the University of Law. The Bar course has good connections to the Northern Circuit, and there are some interesting extracurricular opportunities, including involvement in Manchester Mediation Centre and the chance to practise your cross-examination skills on Manchester's finest.