Students enrolling on vocational law degree double in 2012

Student numbers for the LLB in Legal Practice run by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in partnership with CILEx Law School (CILEx Law School) have doubled.

Now in its second year, the vocational degree, which is delivered via distance learning, fulfils the requirements of a qualifying law degree whilst also exempting graduates from the professional exams set by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

Noel Inge, Managing Director of CILEx Law School, said: “Law students are increasingly aware of the cost of higher education and the need for their degree to maximise their chances of employment. This degree course allows them to study from home, saving on the cost of accommodation, whilst also delivering practical legal training. Delivery by distance learning over four years also means that students can seek employment in the legal environment alongside their studies.”

Sallie Spilsbury of MMU said: “We are delighted that the success of the first year has been built upon by a doubling of student numbers in the second year. This degree course is an ideal way for students to gain knowledge of how the law is applied in practice in the context of their undergraduate studies. It will give graduates a head start in the legal market on graduation.”

Students’ backgrounds in the second year of intake include career changers as well as those who are already working in the legal environment.
The LLB is delivered by distance learning over four years and the first year fees are £3,000.The total fees over four years will amount to less than half the cost of a three-year full time degree at £9,000 per annum.

Noel Inge added: “While the enrolment figures are still small, the fact we have seen them double in such a short time shows a genuine shift in the way that discerning law students are gaining their qualifications.”

To find out more about the LLB in Legal Practice click on the link or contact Dawn Gray on 01234 84466.