The average price of a London-based Legal Practice Course now stands at £12,608, with only two universities offering an LPC for under £10,000 in the capital.
London Metropolitan University has hiked its prices by 6% for 2014/15 – from £8,370 to £8,900 – but is the cheapest option in London. The next cheapest is offered by the University of West London, at £9,470.
The biggest price rise in the UK has been made by Westminster University, which this year chose to up its fees by 11%, from £10,360 to £11,500.
A spokesperson commented: “There has been a marginal fees increase to reflect the recent investment we have made in Westminster Law School to enhance the student experience, but we remain the top choice for best-value postgraduate legal training in London.
“Half of our students on postgraduate courses choose to return to the University of Westminster for their further legal studies and therefore benefit from a 15% alumni discount. All our students have access to a 24-hour library, state of the art facilities in the heart of the West End and a dynamic learning environment.”
Other providers in the capital include Kaplan Law School, which charges £13,630 for its LPC, and City University, which has frozen its prices at £12,500 for the second year running.
BPP represents the second-most expensive option for London students, charging £14,370 while the University of Law (ULaw) raised its fees by 6%, to £14,750.
In Bristol, the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice – part of the University of the West of England – froze its fees at £10,180. BPP and ULaw raised their prices to £11,280 and £11,500 respectively, up by 3% and 2% respectively.
Manchester Metropolitan hiked fees by 5% to £9,500 while the Manchester centres of BPP and ULaw respectively charge £10,560 and £10,950, an increase of 3% and a decrease of 2.6%.
At its new Leeds site, relocated from York, ULaw raised prices by 0.9%, to £10,950. Leeds Metropolitan froze its prices at £7,500, having slashed them last year. BPP Leeds added 3% to its fees, which now stand at at £10,560.
At BPP’s Cambridge centre prices rose by 3% to £11,280 while University of Law in Guildford implemented only a minimal fee rise of 1.5%, with its LPC now costing £11,800.
The national average of the major providers now stands at £11,093, up by 2.6% from £10,808.
|Institution||2012/13 fees||2013/14 fees||Last year’s % change||2014/15 fees||This year’s % change|
|Bristol Institute of Legal Practice at UWE||£9,780||£10,180||4%||£10,180||0%|
|Cardiff Law School||£10,250||£10,545||3%||£10,845||2.8%|
|City Law School||£12,500||£12,500||0%||£12,500||0%|
|Kaplan Law School||£12,850||£13,150||2%||£13,630||3.6%|
|Leeds Metropolitan University||£9,000||£7,500||-16.6%||£7,500||0%|
|London Metropolitan University||£8,600||£8,370||-2.6%||£8,900||6%|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||£8,800||£9,065||3%||£9,500||5%|
|Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent)||£10,100||£11,000||9%||£11,400||3.6%|
|University of Law London||£13,180||£13,905||5.5%||£14,750||6%|
|University of Law Birmingham||£10,880||£11,260||3.5%||£11,500||2%|
|University of Law Bristol||£10,880||£11,260||3.5%||£11,500||2%|
|University of Law Chester||£10,480||£10,845||3.5%||£10,950||0.9%|
|University of Law Guildford||£11,230||£11,625||3.5%||£11,800||1.5%|
|University of Law Manchester||£10,880||£11,260||3.5%||£10,950||-2.7%|
|University of Law York/Leeds||£10,480||£10,845||3.5%||£10,950||0.9%|