A chance to win half the fees for a part-time law degree


A scholarship worth half of the total fees of a part-time law degree is on offer to local people.

Milton Keynes-based Purcell Solicitors and the University of Buckingham are opening up the scholarship for the four-year course to people in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

The scholarship is worth 50 per cent of the annual £3,498 fees over all four years of the programme, leaving the student with £1,749 per annum to pay. The successful candidate will remain eligible for a student loan for the balance of the fees.

The part-time law degree (LLB) at Buckingham results in the award of a qualifying law degree (QLD). A QLD enables graduates to take the professional exams leading to qualification as a solicitor or a barrister. The programme lasts four years and the first term of the academic year begins on Wednesday 24th of September.

Dr James Slater, the Director of the part-time LLB programme, said: “We are committed to widening participation in higher education and have created the new scholarship so that someone who might not otherwise be able to afford degree level studies is able to do so.”

Applicants should email james.slater@buckingham.ac.uk, attaching their curriculum vitae and personal statement.