High achieving students at London Metropolitan University have been dealt a bitter blow thanks to their university’s decision to abolish discounts on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
From September 2012, London Met students who achieve a first class degree will no longer be eligible for a 50 per cent discount on their postgraduate course fees, and those with an upper second class and lower second class will not be able to qualify for 20 per cent and 10 per cent off respectively.
In a statement from the university, a spokesperson said: “The discounts offered on the LPC course were reviewed as part of a wider reassessment of discounts policy across the university. In the case of the LPC, it was found that the headline fee represented excellent value for money.”
“Moreover, the headline fee was found to be significantly lower than many other LPC providers and therefore offered a high quality but affordable LPC experience.”
The incentive was originally offered to students to encourage them to continue their legal education at the university.
Full-time LPC fees at London Met are currently £8,570 compared to £12,900 at BPP Law School, most expensive provider in the capital.