The College of Law will run its two-year LLB in Manchester from September 2013.
Currently run in Birmingham, Chester and Bloomsbury, it will also launch in York and Bristol next year. It will cost £18,000 – the same price as the three year LLB at the CoL, which will launch in Bloomsbury from 2013.
The CoL, which is due to rebrand as the University of Law, has stated that its focus on employability will differentiate its LLB from those taken at traditional universities. The course will feature “workshops to help students understand and exploit the career opportunities”.
In a statement, Tricia Chatterton, director of business development, said: “It [employability] is an integral part of the course. Employability is taught not as an add-on but as a non-voluntary part of the course.”
She added: “I think we have strong links with employers… I am not saying that they don’t visit other universities but we do have good links with them. At more traditional universities some of the tutors may be ex-solicitors but it’s mainly academics on the staff.”
Last month BPP Law School announced it is to launch the Bar Professional Training Course at its Manchester branch next year. (27 November 2012)
Earlier this year, in a move to strengthen the employability of its graduates, Nottingham Law School announced plans to offer a restructured law degree. (28 May 2012)