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
...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.”
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,
- Contact Nottingham Law School Burton Street Nottingham Trent University Nottingham NG1 4BU Tel: (0)115 848 4460 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ntu.ac.uk/nls
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)
Legal Practice Course (full or part time)
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)
Master of Laws (LLM)
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.