Northumbria unveils £30,000 award fund for postgraduate courses

Northumbria Law School has rolled out a new award scheme for students wishing to enrol on its 2012 postgraduate courses to help tackle the mounting cost of legal education.

The Dean’s Awards Fund offers students £30,000 towards course fees for either the full-time or part-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

Dean of Northumbria Kevin Kerrigan said: “I’m delighted to offer the Dean’s Award Scheme for prospective LPC and BPTC students to mark my new deanship.

“The fund will encourage high quality applicants and make it easier for students to access Northumbria’s LPC and BPTC programmes.”  

The new award scheme is in addition to the school’s existing discount schemes for Northumbria alumni and for students enrolling on a programme package.

To apply, aspiring lawyers will need to complete a simulated pupillage application. The shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend an interview planned to take place on 24 February 2012.

The news comes after the law school giants hiked their fees once again, with BPP Law School charging £13,550 and £16,540 respectively for the LPC and BPTC in London. Currently the fees are £12,900 and £15,750 (30 November 2011).