BPP University College is offering aspiring lawyers the chance to avoid tuition fee rises with a new May 2012 enrolment date.
From September 2012, BPP will charge a total of £12,000 for its two-year LLB, an eye-watering 86 per cent hike from its 2011 figures of £3,225 per year (6 September 2011). Meanwhile, its three-year degree will be increased by 55 per cent, up to £5,000.
Chief executive of BPP University College Carl Lygo added: “One of the other reasons we are offering May start degrees is to provide a service for a neglected section of the education and training space – the adult worker. The recent UCAS application figures showed the number of mature students appears to be falling in the wake of the 2012 fee hikes.
“Hopefully, our May start programmes will show there are alternatives for those looking to switch careers and get a degree before they’re financially out of reach.”
Despite the increase BPP’s tuition fees will remain lower than the £9,000 per year rival the College of Law (CoL) plans to charge for its two-year LLB when it is launched next September (24 August 2011).