BPP Law School has expanded its portfolio by giving all its Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students the opportunity to graduate with a masters in business.
However, aspiring lawyers without a training contract will be charged £3,650 extra to take part in the bespoke business programme, which was previously only offered in collaboration with law firms for their future trainees.
The programme, which will launch in January 2012, is designed to enable students to take a holistic view of legal problems that they will encounter in practice.
The course, which is divided into three modules covering business strategy, analysis, management and finance, will allow the aspiring lawyers to achieve the MA in law and business in only 15 weeks, during the completion of their postgraduate courses.
In a statement BPP chief executive Peter Crisp said: “New lawyers will have a distinct advantage if they can demonstrate real business acumen and grasp business practices and principles.”
The news follows a further tuition fee hike for the law school giant’s LPC, BPTC and GDL courses of up to five per cent (30 November 2011).
BPP continues to charge the highest fees out of all the law schools, with students wishing to enrol on the LPC or BPTC having to fork out £13,550 and £16,540 respectively, plus the compulsory Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board fees.