Location: Swansea (outside city centre)
Number of LPC places: 100 FT
LPC fees (2017/18): £10,900 FT, £5,450 PT
If you do love to be beside the seaside (if you do love to be beside the sea) consider Swansea. Tutors are as well connected as the careers service, and firm reps regularly come to campus to answer questions during Stage Two. What's more, Cardiff-based work experience placements are offered to students over their reading week and the Easter vacation period. It's worth keeping in mind that much of the school's knowledge is local, though we heard of a few students nabbing opportunities with Bristol and London firms. Fee-wise Swansea sits between its immediate competitors Cardiff and the University of South Wales, though being a graduate of a Welsh university nets you a £1,800 discount on fees. This rises to £1,900 for those who have previously studied at Swansea. All in all, if you're after a Welsh training contract it's a good shout.