Nottingham Law School, a part of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), will welcome students from Qatar on its qualifying law degrees as part of a new agreement with the Academic Bridge Programme (ABP).
The first to be signed with a UK law school, the progression agreement will see students who complete the ABP given the opportunity to apply for one of Nottingham Law School’s LLB programmes, which offer joint routes, including business, psychology, journalism and criminology. Students who join the law school will have the chance to work in its Legal Advice Centre – an “innovative teaching law firm’ where they will carry out pro bono work for real clients to gain valuable experience.
Prof Janine Griffiths-Baker, dean of Nottingham Law School, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students from Qatar to experience life at a vibrant UK university. Law is a very prestigious degree and on this course they will gain knowledge and transferable skills, which will be of great value to organisations in their own country and internationally.”
The ABP now has agreements with over 20 universities in the UK. These agreements provide well-qualified ABP graduates with streamlined pathways to year 1 studies in a number of courses, instead of having to do an additional foundation course in the UK.
Dr Mark Newmark, assistant director for academic affairs, ABP, noted: “The ABP is especially pleased with the agreement with NTU. The agreement provides well-qualified ABP graduates with a pathway to study law, a programme of study for which it is very difficult to gain admission. By creating such opportunities for successful ABP graduates, the ABP is working to build human capacity and contribute to the 2030 goals of human and economic development.”
The ABP, a centre of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is a premier pre-university programme established for high-school graduates from Qatar and other countries in the region. Nottingham Law School has been at the forefront of legal education innovation for more than 50 years.
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