There are a range of schemes available from a number of external organisations which offer financial support and assistance to University of Law students including the new Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan, Future Finance or Career Development loans depending on your course of study.
Please look through the funding options below to find out the best option for you. You can also consider a combination of funding options that may be open to you.
You can spread the cost of your training through our installment scheme; secure a loan to assist with tuition or living costs; or apply for our postgraduate scholarships. We’ve also published a wealth of information on other external organisations that may be able to help you fund your course.
The University of Law is pleased to announce that it is offering a 5% discount on fee liability to postgraduate law students who make an early payment of their fee liability.
To take advantage of this offer you will need to meet the following criteria:
For further information please read our
FAQ sheet or contact our Student Finance Officers on 01483 216380.
This page gives details of a wide range of study loans available to ULaw postgraduate students – as well as useful contacts and links to relevant external websites. Please read our policy on external websites.
New Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan Future Finance Student Loans Professional and Career Development Loans for LPC and BPTC students Graduate loans for GDL US federal and Canadian loans
Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the UK government website.
How to apply
Students with an offer can submit an application online up to six months prior to course start.
You would need to submit an application via the UK government website.
The University of Law will be required to verify your enrolment on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have undergone registration and provided the University with your individual Student Support Number as issued by the SLC.
Funds will be released directly to you. You will be responsible for making any payments towards tuition yourself.
Future Finance is the UK's largest private student lender and the best source of funding for your education after Government loans.
About Future Finance loans
Students with an offer can submit an application online up to nine months prior to course start, and apply for a loan for living costs before or during your studies
You can get started by submitting an application via the Future Finance website to see if you're eligible
The University of Law will be required to verify your enrolment on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have undergone the application process
Any loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to The University of Law to be applied towards your tuition and loans for living costs will be paid directly to you
Please note if you are attending the accelerated version of the LPC course, this course has been registered for a PCDL loan but the title you should complete on your application form is LPC FT - not adding the accelerated reference. If you are studying one of our postgraduate courses we will be newly running in September 2016, you will not be eligible for this loan as the course must have been running for one academic year to qualify for this support. All forms for certification must be signed by a member of the centre finance team after you have started your course. You can either take the forms to a drop-in or send to us by post. Students in receipt of a PCDL must provide the centre with a payment schedule or Stage Funding document confirming the fee loan payment dates to the University to allow us to update your fee account with the relevant details.
Graduate loans are available from the majority of high street banks. You may apply to borrow from £1,000 up to £15,000. Loans are subject to status and assessment. Further information on graduate accounts and loans.
The University of Law is a private institution and due to our structure, we do not meet the criteria for US students to secure federal loans.
If you require funding to assist in covering your costs at The University of Law, you may wish to approach lenders regarding any private loans, which are offered at more commercial rates of interest and would be affected by your credit rating.
Canadian Nationals however will be able to apply for support in the form or loans and/or grants through the Canadian provinces. All our centres and courses are currently eligible for support through this system. Please bring all copies of any paperwork that require certification into the Student Services team at your centre or e-mail copies to our central Student Funding team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Law offers a range of flexible payment options to help you pay for your postgraduate course. We give you peace of mind by spreading out the tuition fee payments and arrange payments by direct debit.
For further information please read our FAQ sheet or contact our Student Finance Officers on 01483 216380.
Fees and instalment schedules for our postgraduate courses
If you’ve already accepted your place at The University of Law, please e-mail: email@example.com with your preferred instalment plan and payment method. If you wish to change your instalment plan, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Some authorities provide financial assistance. For further information, contact your local authority.
There are numerous organisations that provide financial support to students. For further information, contact the Education Grants Advisory Service by e-mailing email@example.com
Some law firms and other employers sponsor their trainees, paying course fees and living expenses. For further information see The Training Contract and Pupillage Handbook or visit www.lawcareers.net. Some firms also offer part-time study training contracts (PTS TC) combining part-time study (GDL and/or LPC) with full-time work, half of which can be counted towards the two years required to complete a training contract. For further information visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.
If you have no other funding, you may be able to get a bursary from the Law Society. Applications must be made by April of the year you start your course. For further information call 0870 606 2555, e-mail mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.
Partial funding is available from the Inns of Court for qualifying pupils, GDL or BPTC students. For more information, visit the website of your chosen Inn.
All chambers should award a minimum grant of £12,000 over a one-year pupillage. For further information, see The Pupillages Handbook available from the Bar Standards Board website.
HSBC has withdrawn the Bar loans scheme. The Bar Council is in the process of trying to establish a similar scheme with an alternative bank.
Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering two Global LLM Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500. They are open to both international and UK students, and aim to help students fund their chosen Master of Laws programme.
Further information and details of how to apply
Further information on funding postgraduate study
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We can announce that as of 6th July 2016 Metro
Bank will no longer offering support to our students.
Please see the section below for details of other funding
What if I have a loan
Any students that have already secured a loan from Metro
bank for the upcoming academic year, will have that application honoured and
funding will be released in accordance with your loan agreement.
What if I have
submitted a loan application but not yet had a decision?
Any applications already in progress will continue to be
assessed however the decision will be at the discretion of Metro Bank. Metro
Bank will not be accepting any new applications as of 6th July 2016
Will this impact on
my scheduled repayments?
Repayments can still be delayed until you have completed your
What if I want to
cancel my application?
Students can cancel their applications with Metro Bank
should they wish to by contacting Metro bank directly on 0345 450 3248.
What if I wish to
transfer, defer or intermit?
Before you decide to transfer courses, you would be strong
advised to contact Metro Bank to fully understand the impact on your funding.
It is possible your application will be cancelled and you will not be able to
submit a new application.
Students that wish to defer or intermit will have the loans
cancelled for the remainder of this year and all scheduled payments in the
future will be cancelled. You would need to research the funding options that
are available to you when you return to your course.
Students can also reduce the loan amount they have applied
for with Metro should they wish; however students should again be advised to
contact Metro Bank as in some cases this requires the original application to
Thank you for registering your interest in our Postgraduate programme. We will be in touch over the next couple of days with all the information you’ll need to know about our course.
In the meantime, why not order a prospectus or book an open day at one of our centres?
If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997