The University of Law (ULaw) has teamed up with the University of Reading to provide its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Reading’s campus.

ULaw’s full-time LPC will be available to study at Reading from September 2017, while the full-time GDL will available there from 2018.

Reading University is less than 30 miles from ULaw’s Guildford branch; however, ULaw’s director of business development Kevin Griffiths said: “This collaboration reflects our objective to make legal careers as accessible as possible by expanding the provision of quality professional legal education to students in more locations around the country. We look forward to working closely with the University of Reading to train and support the next generation of legal professionals.”

The 2017 fees for the Reading course will be the same as Guildford: £12,565 for the LPC and £9,010 for the GDL.

ULaw vice-chancellor Professor Andrea Nollent added: “We believe our collective strength will equip students looking to enter the legal profession with the very best skills needed to succeed in a competitive market.”

The GDL and the LPC are both likely to vanish in the years after the introduction of the Solicitors Qualification Exam in 2020; however students who start an undergraduate law degree before that date will still be able to take them and qualify through the current system.