• Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

    You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be form a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less. For more information on calculating your household income, download our factsheet. The exception is our Advocacy Scholarships, which are solely merit based.

     Register your interest using the button below and you’ll receive an email to confirm your registration and to explain the next steps of the application process.  As part of the application, you will be required to successfully complete an online skills assessment.

    Note, that by registering your interest below and depending on your eligibility, you could be put forward for multiple scholarships and bursaries. Successful applicants will only be eligible for one award.

    Further information about our awards available for 2018 courses will be published soon.

    Any queries about the scholarships and bursaries available should be directed to our scholarships team via scholarships@law.ac.uk

    We wish you the best of luck.

    • Applications for September 2017 have now closed.

      International law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys and The University of Law are collaborating to offer a £5,000 scholarship to a student wishing to study our GDL, MA Law or LPC in September 2017.

      In addition to the award, the successful student will also be automatically invited to join Charles Russell Speechlys’ Summer Placement Scheme in 2018, offering the chance to get involved in real fee earning work, which could include attending client meetings and going to court, and gain a deeper insight into the firm’s different practice areas.

      Entry criteria: 

      You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least an Upper Second Class degree (2:1) or international equivalent.

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      Only students who do not already have a training contract will be able to apply.

      Personal information required:

      • Full name
      • Name of institution studying / have studied with
      • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) an Upper Second Class degree (2:1) (or international equivalent)
      • Household income in the last 12 months

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online skills assessment. 

      Successful shortlisted candidates will be notified by: 21 August 2017

      Video Interviews to be held from 22 - 30 August 2017

      Final interviews to be held in London: 31 August 2017

      Successful candidates will be notified by: 6 September 2017 

       
    • Applications for September 2017 have now closed.
      September 2017 entry

      We are offering four full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our GDL, MA Law or LPC in September 2017, giving you the opportunity to choose law.

      Entry criteria: 

      You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree or international equivalent.

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      Personal information required: 

      • Full name
      • Name of institution studying / have studied with
      • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent)
      • Household income in the last 12 months

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online skills assessment and if successful, you will be required to submit a short essay on a law related topic. 

      Students who submit an essay but are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000 (four runner up awards available).

      Deadline:

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online skills assessment.

      Applications for September start courses are now closed. Successful candidates will be notified by 25 August 2017.

    • Applications for September 2017 have now closed.

      We are offering a number of awards to the brightest postgraduate students starting our GDL, MA Law or LPC in September 2017:

      • GDL or MA Law - 20 awards of £5,000

        Please note that these awards will be made up of a £3,000 award offset against the GDL or MA course fee and a further award of £2,000 offset against either the LPC or BPTC if you continue your studies at The University of Law.

      • LPC - 10 awards of £5,000

      Entry criteria:

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      To be eligible for the GDL or MA Law award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a Distinction at Masters level.

      To be eligible for the LPC award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent), a Distinction at Masters level or a Distinction for the GDL.

      Personal information required:

      • Full name
      • Name of institution studying / have studied with
      • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a Distinction at Masters Level (or for the LPC award, a Distinction for the Graduate Diploma in Law)
      • Household income in the last 12 months

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online skills assessment. 

      Applications for 2017 courses have now closed. Successful candidates will be notified by 8 September 2017.

    • Applications for 2017 BPTC Advocacy Scholarships have now closed

      We are offering over £50,000 worth of merit-based awards to candidates commencing the BPTC in our Leeds, London and Birmingham centres in September 2017.

      Our prestigious scholarships are reserved for BPTC candidates who demonstrate an exceptional talent for advocacy during our unique Selection Process, as well as clear leadership and organisational skills.

      The awards:

      • Master / Mistress of the Moots (London only): £6,500
      • Senior Scholar (Birmingham): £4,000
      • Senior Scholar (Leeds): £4,000
      • 12 Advocacy Scholars (London only): £2,500
      • 6 Advocacy Scholars (Birmingham and Leeds): £2,000

      Entry criteria:

      We are looking for talented advocates with exceptional leadership and organisational skills. As an Advocacy Scholar, you will judge moots; organise entry into international and national competitions; liaise with members of the Bar to organise workshops and internal competitions and provide guidance and support to current students. 

      You will be judged primarily on your performance in the advocacy portion of our Selection Events, as well as any previous experience which demonstrates your leadership and organisational skills. We are not looking for polished performances but will focus on your raw talent and potential.

      How to apply:

      When booking your Selection Event, please click on the ‘Advocacy Scholarship’ tick box and upload your CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter. These should cover your public speaking and mooting experiences to date, as well as any examples of your leadership and organisation ability.

      If you have been offered a place in the second round, note our Advocacy Scholarships may have already been awarded, contact scholarships@law.ac.uk if you have any queries.

    • Courses starting September 2017

      The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies and entering the legal profession.

      We offer these awards to all postgraduate students (excluding sponsored students) wishing to undertake our GDL, MA Law, LPC, BPTC or Online LLMs who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Each award is worth between £1,000 - £3,000.

      Entry criteria:

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent). For more information on the Lord Blunkett award criteria, download the factsheet.

      Process:

      As part of the bursary application process, you will be required to take an online skills assessment.

      Application deadline: 15 September 2017

      Online assessment to be completed by: 18 September 2017

      Successful candidates will be notified by: 22 September 2017

      Applications for this scholarship have now closed

    • Applications for September 2017 have now closed.

      As a part of the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), we are offering a full fee scholarship award to an LPC student studying with us in September 2017. Not only does the scheme offer funding for up to the full cost of the student's LPC fees, but also provides the awardee with:

      • Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help answer questions about starting a career in law
      • Work experience opportunities: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society

      The DAS has already assisted over 170 students who did not otherwise have the financial means to complete their legal studies. Without the DAS award, students would not have been in a position to join the legal profession.

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less. 

      For the application form, eligibility criteria and guidance, visit
      lawsociety.org.uk/das

      If you have any queries, contact The Law Society at: diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk

    • Applications for September 2017 have now closed.

      The Rice-Jones Scholarship ('the Scholarship') is open to any individual studying at our Chester and Manchester centres who can demonstrate academic promise, commitment to the legal profession and financial need. It is expected that entrants will have accepted a place to study a postgraduate law course, including but not limited to the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Master of Laws (LLM). Applicants should be intending to enrol on the course in the academic year following the year in which the application is made. The award can be from £1,000 to full course fees and maintenance provisions. 

      To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and return via e-mail to jonathan.riley@michelmores.com or by post to Jonathan Riley, Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WR.

    • In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Law will be offering four merit-based scholarships worth £5,500 each to candidates from China who wish to study the following courses commencing September 2018. 

      Find out more

  • Read the Terms and Conditions for each of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship and Bursary awards.
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