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Students gearing up to fork out deposits for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) will be relieved to discover that most of London’s leading law schools have frozen prices on last year’s rates.
Students enrolling on the LPC at BPP’s Waterloo and Holborn branches from September 2010 will face a bill of £12,500, which remains static on last year. But this still makes BPP £250 more expensive than London’s second most costly LPC provider the City Law School, which is also keeping its fees the same as last year.
Kaplan Law School and the College of Law (CoL) are the only providers to inflate their LPC prices for the next academic year. Kaplan has increased its LPC fees from £11,500 to £11,950 while CoL has hiked its prices by just over 5 per cent from £11,250 to £11,870.
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) fees have also remained fairly static on last year. Both BPP and Kaplan have kept their fees the same, charging £8,730 and £8,100 respectively.
But again CoL has pushed its GDL fees up by 5.5 per cent from £7,950 to £8,390. City Law School has also increased its fees up to £8,450 from the £7,885 it charged last year.
Elsewhere, the new Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has also seen marginal price increases. City Law School has kept its fee at the massive £15,750 it charged last year for those wanting to start in September 2010.
But both BPP and CoL have hiked their BPTC prices by 2 per cent and 5.5 per cent respectively. BPP is charging would-be barristers £14,995 and CoL is demanding £14,670.
Kaplan, which is running the BPTC for the first time in September 2010, has set its fee at £15,000. This makes it the second highest BPTC provider in the market behind City Law School.