Nottingham Law School - True Picture

The facts

Location: Nottingham Law School, Burton Street

Nottingham NG1 4BU

LPC fees (2016/17): £11,100 FT, £5,550 PT

BPTC fees (2016/17): £14,100 FT

Graduates say...

...on the teaching: 

“I thoroughly recommend Nottingham Law School. One of the reasons I chose it was that it is quite hands-on teaching, whereas BPP and the University of Law involve distance learning. As a person I tend to work better when someone is teaching. Also there's a lot of focus on developing practical skills and being able to get out there in the workplace.”

“The intake is smaller than at a lot of London schools, and you get more face time with tutors and lecturers.”

“I had some really good teachers, including a particularly good M&A teacher.”

“You get treated as more human than at other law schools.”  

“It's a well-oiled machine, and they know exactly what people need.”

...on the facilities: 

“I was very happy. It was a brand-new building and the facilities were great. My only criticism is that as a part-time student I found it a bit top-heavy. My first year was hectic, but then the second year was only the electives so it was a lot more manageable."

“I can't praise the school highly enough. Everything is provided – all the lecture notes are really up to date and easy to use. All of our lectures are put online. I was commuting in from relatively far away, and having the option to watch lectures online and download notes saved me a fair bit of cash on petrol! The careers office and pro bono opportunities are also worth a mention.”

“It was really good. I enjoyed the traditional university context.”

“There's a fantastic careers service which is focused on getting you a training contract.”

Chambers says...

There's more to Nottingham than simply giving every student a tablet to study with; the school mixes online and face-to-face learning in what it calls a “blended” approach. Technology aside, Nottingham is right in the middle of the country, and has contacts not only in the local but also the national profession, making it a good jumping-off point for a career. It's not easy to get into, particularly the BPTC, and the LPC isn't quite as flexible as at some rivals, although it does allow students some timetabling wiggle room, but we think that the focus on employability, multimedia approach to teaching and relatively low fees make this school a bargain.

Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Law School,
Burton Street,

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School profile

Nottingham Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the UK; we take great pride in our outstanding and long-established national and international reputation for excellence in legal education. With our accomplished research division and close links with the industry, we ensure that Nottingham Law School is at the forefront of modern legal education. As such, we have been awarded Legal Provider of the Year at the 2016 Solicitors Journal Awards.

We have an unrivalled reputation for providing innovative postgraduate courses and training. You will be taught by a unique mix of qualified lawyers with a proven track record in practice and legal education. Our focus on practical skills, award-winning pro bono scheme and dedicated careers and recruitment service has helped to keep our training contract and pupillage rates consistently high. We also have a number of competitive scholarships for our postgraduate and professional courses.

Graduate Diploma in Law (full time or distance learning)

This conversion course is designed for non-law graduates who intend to become either a solicitor or barrister in the UK. The intensive course effectively covers the seven core subjects of an undergraduate law degree. It is the stepping stone to the LPC or the BPTC and to a legal career thereafter.

Legal Practice Course (full or part time)

At Nottingham Law School we are confident that our LPC will provide you with the best training currently available. Our LPC has recently been enhanced so that the successful completion of all its elements will result in the award of a Master's degree: LLM Legal Practice Course. As well as providing you with an internationally recognised qualification, you will leave Nottingham Law School with enhanced insight into the legal profession and better equipped to succeed.

Students who do not wish to study for the full Master's award can still study for the award of a postgraduate diploma, the 'traditional' LPC award. However, all students will benefit from the enhanced LPC.

Bar Professional Training Course (full time)

Nottingham Law School’s BPTC is designed to equip you with the core practical skills and procedural knowledge needed to succeed in the fast-changing environment of practice at the Bar. We have enhanced our BPTC so that the successful completion of all its elements will result in the award of a Masters degree – LLM Bar Professional Training Course. Particular emphasis is placed on the skill of advocacy. The BPTC is taught entirely by qualified practitioners, and utilises the same integrated and interactive teaching methods as all of the School’s other professional courses. Essentially, students learn by doing. Students are encouraged to realise their full potential through practice and feedback.

Master of Laws (LLM)

Our suite of Master of Laws (LLM) courses offer varied and exciting opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and skills across a range of subject areas. We provide a wide range of subject pathways taught by tutors whose research is nationally and internationally recognised.

Subject areas include: Corporate and Insolvency, Health Law and Ethics, Human Rights and Justice, Intellectual Property, International Trade and Commercial, Sports, and Oil, Gas and Mining Law.

LLM Legal Practice (distance learning)

This LLM award is for those with professional legal qualifications, for example the BPTC or LPC (or their precursors). Credit points are awarded for these professional qualifications and students can then ‘top-up’ these points with a dissertation or publishable article to gain this LLM.