• Do law firms pay for the GDL?Helena Kudiabor

    If you are interested in becoming a lawyer but did not study law at undergraduate level, you will probably be aware that you have to take the GDL in order to qualify. You will probably also be aware that most courses cost over £10,000, not including additional expenses such as living costs and the LPC. However, many law firms offer to sponsor your GDL providing you meet certain conditions:

  • Funding the BPTCBecky Kells

    The BPTC is essential for aspiring barristers—but it's also expensive. Here are your funding options.

  • Funding the GDLJos Weale

    The GDL doesn't come cheap—nor is it eligible for the Student Finance graduate loan. So, where exactly are you supposed to get the money from? Fear not—we'll talk you through it. 

  • Funding the Graduate LLBEmily Buckley

    The Graduate LLB is ideal for non-law degree holders who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of Law (ULaw) and want to convert it into a Qualifying Law Degree (LLB). It’ll give you a second degree recognised by the Solicitors Regulatory Association (SRA) relatively quickly and economically, but it still isn’t cheap. So, how can you finance it? 


  • Funding the LLMEmily Buckley

    A Master of Laws (LLM) is the perfect qualification for graduates of any subject looking to jump into the world of law. Whether you want to study out of academic curiosity, or as a stepping stone to your career aspirations, the flexibility of the course provides something for everyone.

  • Funding the LPCLauren Bowes

    Unlike your undergraduate degree, the government doesn't have a loan system in place to hand money to you on a plate. You're probably already well aware that law study doesn't come cheap, but there are a lot of options out there.

  • Funding the SQEEmily Buckley

    Qualifying as a solicitor is changing. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched its Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE): a new route for budding lawyers that will eventually replace the current Legal Practice Course (LPC). It’s cheaper than the LPC, but is still thousands of pounds. How can you finance it?

  • LLM scholarshipsEmily Buckley

    A Master of Law (LLM) programme is a deep dive into the English and Welsh legal system, that can benefit your career, satisfy a thirst for knowledge, give general understanding or hone in on a specific area of law. It is also a hefty investment – the University of Law (ULaw), for instance, charges domestic students £9,200 and international students £12,360 for tuition – so it’s definitely worth exploring scholarships and awards.


  • LPC ScholarshipsEmily Buckley

    The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the penultimate stage of compulsory training for aspiring  solicitors in England and Wales. Shifting from theoretical legal understanding to practical, hands-on application, the LPC is taken by both LLB and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) graduates. As a prerequisite to a training contract, the £12,900 to £17,500 price tag may be eye-watering but there are various scholarships available to cover the whole amount or partially fund your fees.


  • SQE scholarshipsEmily Buckley

    The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as the latest way for the next generation of lawyers to get certified. Touted as a more accessible route, it will eventually replace the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for a lower price. But there are no plans to ring-fence the SQE within other postgraduate qualifications that are eligible for student loans, and without financing the cost remains unattainable for most, at around £12,000 to £16,500. So, it’s worth researching scholarships: these could fund your entire SQE, or at least make a respectable dent in the bill.


  • The LPC: worth the investment?Sarah Green

    There is no doubt that the LPC is hard work. As the mandatory vocational course which you will need to complete before you can start a training contract, it’s going to take a lot of dedication. But is it really worth spending all that money?

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