Two-year LL.B to be provided at CoL Manchester
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The College of Law (CoL) will run its two-year LL.B course at its Manchester centre from September 2013, after launching the degree at its Birmingham, Chester, Guildford and London Bloomsbury centres this Autumn.
It has already been announced that the CoL centres in Bristol and York will also provide the programme from 2013. The two-year LL.B is touted as the first degree of its kind, with a key focus being practise-based learning and the development of commercial - as well as legal - knowledge. The CoL has also announced that students wishing to take a conventional three-year LL.B will be able to do so at its London Bloomsbury centre from 2013, at no additional cost in tuition fees to the two-year course.
Tricia Chatterton, the CoL's director of business development, said: "The introduction of the LL.B at the Manchester centre will encourage the next generation of talented lawyers to stay in the North West, thereby benefiting the region's economy and legal sector in the future. Manchester is a destination of choice for students from all over the UK and abroad, and our professionally-focused degree delivered in the heart of the city will provide an important new option for those aiming for a career in the legal profession. It means that we now offer LL.B students in the North West the choice of a city-centre environment and a campus environment, in the shape of our Chester centre. We have also introduced a three-year LL.B at our London Bloomsbury centre in order to increase student choice regarding the length of time over which they want to study."