The University of Law has unveiled its new suite of courses to prepare students for the Solicitors Qualification Exam,
Replacing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) will be a course called Master of Laws Legal Practice (MLLP), which includes preparation for SQE parts 1 and 2.
Replacing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), which non-law graduates had to take before the LPC, will be the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL).
At £16,500 in the university’s London branches, however, the MLLP will not come cheap. It will be priced at £13,000 in Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford and Reading and £12,000 in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. The university’s LPC currently costs £17,500 in London.
The PGDL, meanwhile, will cost £12,500 in London and £9,850 elsewhere.
Alongside these full-length courses, ULaw has a series of cheaper options, including short revision courses for SQE1 starting at £500 and online and in-person prep courses ranging from £3,500 (SQE1 online prep) to £11,000 (SQE1 and 2 in-person prep at the London campus).
Professor Peter Crisp, Pro Vice Chancellor (External), said: “Our new programmes will enable students to pass the SQE with confidence as well as making them office-ready for practice in a law firm by empowering them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for a successful career in law.
“As the SQE is gradually phased in, students joining us from May will be able to choose whether to stay with the established route or be one of the first to study for the new qualification. It will be an exciting time for students to join us.”