London Metropolitan University (LPC)

The Legal Cheek View

London Metropolitan University is centrally positioned in Moorgate, amid the City’s skyscrapers. You can’t argue with its LPC fees, which are very reasonable for a London university. The value for money is just as good, according to one former student: “I thoroughly enjoyed the time that I spent at London Met, and upon entering my training contract I felt totally prepared and able to take on the role of a trainee solicitor”.

Many LPC students who plan to be future City stars fork out thousands for a place at London providers with close ties with corporate law firms. At £9,900, doing the LPC at London Met will keep your bank account healthier.

Despite the lower fees, LPC students are still in close proximity to all the major City law firms. This is convenient when you get to application season, and you’re going from firm to firm for open days, interviews and assessment centres. LPCers at the Met are also well placed to attend networking events around the capital.

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London Met also offers a mixed spread of electives. From commercial law, commercial mediation and intellectual property, to family, housing and child law, LPCers have plenty to choose from. Students chasing the transactional and deal-making careers might feel slightly disappointed, though. Unlike other providers in the city, the Met LPC doesn’t offer a standalone corporate elective such as mergers and acquisitions. Still, one LPCer gives the law school a fair “8/10”. Another notes the “excellent preparation” for practice provided by the Met’s tutors.

The LPC is currently taught in Moorgate’s historic Electra House, which includes a mock courtroom. But by 2020 the university plans to fuse all its campuses into its Holloway site near Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. While this will mean no more fancy Moorgate, the soon-to-be improved campus is currently receiving a juicy £125 million in investment.

Key Info

Full time fees £10,200
Part time fees £5,100
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places 142
Part time places 50

Part-time fees are paid annually over two years.