On course to work - is flexible part-time training a realistic option for aspiring lawyers?
With tuition fees on the rise in the UK and student debt increasing, part-time study is becoming an increasingly attractive option for law students who need to work to finance their degree. The introduction of £9,000 annual tuition fees may not happen until 2012, but law course providers say interest in studying part time has been on the rise for some time. According to Sarah Hutchinson, the board member for business development at the College of Law (CoL), the tough financial climate is likely to have had both a positive and negative impact on the number of applications to law courses, including part-time programmes.
As the cost of degree courses continues to rise, more law students are choosing to study part time. Sofia Lind looks into the pros and cons of flexible programmes
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