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Providers of postgraduate courses in law

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You will need to make a decision about where to study for your postgraduate courses. The Solicitors' Regulation Authority has information on the conversion course (GDL) and the LPC. It lists the providers of the courses and also publishes the reports and gradings made by the Law Society on the LPC providers, see becoming a solicitor.

Bar Standards Board pages list the core content of the BPTC course and a table of all BPTC course providers.

Open days

If you can, visit the providers on Open Days which will be listed on their homepages and on the Diary pages at LawCareers.net. Some of them will also be present at the LSE Law Fair and may be giving talks at LSE Careers (see LSE CareerHub). Consider:

  • How the course is delivered i.e. mainly online, lectures or seminars
  • Flexibility of delivery eg. part-time, full-time, weekends, evenings, distance learning, 7 months compressed course
  • Range of electives available
  • Location
  • Atmosphere
  • Student support available e.g. how often can you have careers appointments?
  • Employer activity on campus 
  • Range of extracurricular activities on offer
  • Do they provide scholarships
  • Ask how many of their students get training contracts/pupillages

Some of the law firms have entered into agreements with course providers to run courses specifically tailored to their needs. If these firms fund your course then they are likely to decide where you study, for example:

*Shortlisted applicants for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Kaplan Law School will be required to attend a BPTC selection day.

LLM

LLM Study has links to LLM providers worldwide, advice and a blog and forum. 

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