The University of East Anglia (UEA) has entered into a collaboration with the University of Law (ULaw) which will see it offer the Legal Practice Course from this September onwards.

The move extends ULaw’s regional coverage and follows closely from the announcement that it was collaborating on a similar basis with the University of Liverpool last March.

ULaw is now able to offer the course in 13 higher education institutions across the UK, as well as in Hong Kong which ULaw pro vice chancellor external Peter Crisp was assigned to run earlier this year.

ULaw has said that it will also offer the LPC LLM and LPC MSc qualifications at UEA for no additional cost to the student.

ULaw vice chancellor and CEO Professor Andrea Nollent said: “We are dedicated to delivering outstanding legal training throughout England and Wales, and working with UEA Law School ensures that those students looking to qualify in law now have greater opportunity to do so.”

The university’s employment figures of 96.3 per cent after six months of leaving were given as a key factor in choosing to offer the course at UEA, while students will also benefit from the university’s ties with East Anglian law firms.

UEA deputy head of law Polly Morgan said: “We are renowned for the high quality of teaching on our courses and internationally recognised research, while providing a fantastic, student-focused experience.  We know that Norwich is somewhere that our students just don’t want to leave.

“We’re therefore very pleased to be linking up with The University of Law to enable current and prospective students, as well as those who have studied their undergraduate degree at another university, to undertake the Legal Practice Course after their Law degree and qualify as a solicitor.”

The university’s closest geographic rival is BPP Cambridge, costing candidates £12,740 for a full-time course and £6,370 on a part-time basis.