Bournemouth University (LPC)

The Legal Cheek View

Just a short walk from Bournemouth’s beaches, the local university certainly has a more relaxed feel. LPCers tell us they love the location. But the LPC is no seaside holiday, and students are still expected to work hard.

The quality of teaching at Bournemouth goes a long way. It has a “supportive” and particularly “friendly” law school. One LPC student says the “support from lecturers was invaluable” in helping them achieve good exam results. Tutors are keen to “look after the best interests” of their students.

It’s easier to do that when the cohort isn’t huge. The LPC at BU is “effective” as the seminar groups are “quite small and specific on areas”. That makes it easy to participate in class and interact with “approachable” tutors.

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The choice of electives is broad enough if you want to keep your options open. Beyond the standard commercial law and property electives, and family and employment law options, there’s also an advanced litigation elective to take advantage of. One LPC student left the course feeling especially prepared for practice: “My experience at BU has helped me immensely because I have been able to get excellent law based experience and employment in well-known firms in the area”. Kudos!

If you already live on the south coast, it’s convenient that you don’t have to move to the capital to do the LPC: “I liked the fact that it was closer to home. It was cheaper as well”.

The course is delivered in a modern building on the Lansdowne Campus. We also hear that there’s a colourful lecture theatre, and that the on-site Caffé Liscio is a nice place to grab a coffee.

Key Info

Full time fees £11,500
Part time fees £5,750
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places 50
Part time places 10
Exam format Open and closed book

Part-time fees are paid annually over two years.