The University of Law (ULaw) will teach its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) on the University of Exeter’s main campus from September 2015.
The Legal Practice Course (LPC) will be offered the following year. ULaw will be responsible for providing the educational content of both programmes.
The University of Plymouth scrapped its LPC last year, meaning that outside of Bristol the only other LPC in South West region was in Bournemouth, leaving students in Cornwall and Devon with a long trip if they wanted to study the course. Exeter itself had dropped the courses in 2005, with Plymouth taking them over after the University of the West of England turned down the opportunity.
The 2015 course fees for the GDL will be £8,250, the same amount as ULaw charges in Bristol. The 2016 course fees for the LPC have not yet been determined.
Head of Exeter Law School James Devenney said: “We are delighted to host ULaw within our Law School at Exeter. This unique collaboration very much complements our innovative new LLB curriculum. We hope that the collaboration will attract new students to Exeter, while providing our own graduates with the opportunity to further improve their employability by acquiring the next stage of legal training in Exeter.”
ULaw provost Andrea Nollent said: “ULaw’s partnership with the University of Exeter is testament to our commitment of offering graduates comprehensive programmes which equip aspiring law professionals entering the profession with the skills they need to succeed in a competitive market.”
This is ULaw’s second tie-up with a Russell Group university. Last May, it teamed up with Liverpool to offer joint LLBs in law and accountancy.
- 27 Feb 2014: Plymouth cancels LPC, blaming fall in student numbers
- 31 Oct 2005: Plymouth Uni in talks to take over Exeter’s LPC
- 12 May 2005: UWE ditches plans to run Exeter LPC
- 5 Oct 2004: Exeter University to turn its back on LPC