ULaw strikes LPC and GDL deal with the University of Reading

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By Thomas Connelly on

Postgrad courses on offer at Berkshire-based campus from this September

The University of Reading’s London Road campus

Wannabe lawyers will now have the option to complete their postgraduate legal studies at the University of Reading, thanks to a new collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).

Unveiled earlier today, the new partnership will see ULaw’s Legal Practice Course (LPC) being taught as a full-time study option at the University of Reading’s London Road campus. This course will be available from September, just weeks after the town’s namesake music festival. The law school giant also confirmed that its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) will be available from 2018 onwards.

Legal Cheek understands that despite being based at Reading Uni’s campus, ULaw will still be responsible for the teaching, content and structure of both courses. The LPC and GDL are open to all grads, not just Reading alumni.

Commenting on the new pairing, Professor Susan Breau, head of the University of Reading’s law school, said:

Our undergraduate degree and postgraduate masters courses are designed to introduce students to the academic discipline of law and to prepare students to work in the legal profession. With law graduates in high demand, we look forward to the opportunities that collaboration with The University of Law will bring, and to continuing to develop a strong professional and academic law offer here at the University of Reading.

This isn’t the first time ULaw has struck a deal of this nature. The law school — which has eight campuses across the country — has been offering its LPC and GDL courses at the University of Exeter since September 2015.

The move comes just weeks after BPP Law School revealed two new LLM options. The masters degrees, LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) and LLM Legal Practice (Barristers), will allow students to tailor their studies to suit their career aspirations. BPP confirmed at the time that both courses qualify for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,280 from the government’s Student Loans Company.

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