ULaw overtakes BPP as most expensive LPC provider, while City and UWE freeze prices

Law schools have released their Legal Practice Course (LPC) fees for the 2014/15 academic year.

The University of Law’s (ULaw) London-based LPC leads the pack in terms of price. It has increased its fees by 6 per cent, from £13,905 to £14,750. At its centres outside the capital, ULaw’s prices range from from £10,950 in Manchester and Leeds to £11,800 in Guildford. Manchester Metropolitan University has the next sharpest increase. Its fees have risen by 4.8 per cent, from £9,065 to £9,500. 

The two providers hiked their fees by 5.5 per cent and 3 per cent respectively last year (20 March 2013).

BPP chose to increase its fees by 3 per cent this year, the same rate as last year, and is now charging £14,370 to study its LPC at its central London campus. Around the country its fees range from £10,560 (Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester) to £11,280 (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge).

The other large private provider, Kaplan, has hiked its LPC fee for the upcoming academic year by 2 per cent, from £13,350 to £13,630, while Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University has increased its fees from £11,000 to £11,400, an increase of 1.4 per cent. Last year, NTU raised prices by a massive 9 per cent. 

City University and the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice at UWE froze their fees at £12,500 and £10,180 for the third and second year in a row respectively.