What will I learn?

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our Bar Practice Course (previously the Bar Professional Training Course - BPTC) is designed to help you secure pupillage. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. Choose our BPC LLM and add an internationally recognised Master's qualification to your CV.

You’ll be supported by our specialist careers service from the moment you accept your place. Our track record says it all - 59% of our full-time UK/EEA Bar Practice Course students graduating in 2018 secured a pupillage (based on student data collated September 2020). Previously the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

When you study the Bar Practice Course with us you will receive:

  • Up to 50 hours advocacy training, so you're fully prepared for the Bar: test your skills in front of real barristers and judges at prestigious mooting competitions organised by our Advocacy Committee and also at mock trials in court.
  • Tuition in small classes alongside the brightest students: we require all students to undergo a live selection process before being offered a place.
  • Access to an engaging and innovative online learning environment, plus face-to-face tutor and peer support when you need it most.
  • Flexible study options to suit you: choose to study with us full-time or part-time at a number of locations across the UK.
  • Success in pupillage applications and beyond with our Future Pupil Programme, part of our award-winning Careers and Employability Service, available from the moment you accept your place.
  • A choice of three pathways to success with our Bar Practice Course LLM: complete real-life legal work experience via our Pro Bono clinics, write a dissertation or study additional modules and sit the exams after you finish your Bar Practice Course.
  • Exclusive access to our Synap learning and revision tool: complete multiple-choice questions to monitor and review your progress.

Assessment
There are 10 assessments in total with practice assessments held for every module spread across the course. Some prizes, sponsored by chambers, are available for the highest-scoring student in each subject.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
£11,750.00 (US$ 15,926) Overall cost
Fee Jan: £11,750; Sep: £12,100.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Nottingham Campus

1 Royal Standard Place,

Nottingham,

NG1 6FS, England

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
£11,750.00 (US$ 15,926) Overall cost
Fee Jan: £11,750; Sep: £12,100.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

London Bloomsbury centre

14 Store Street,

Camden,

London,

WC1E 7DE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into an postgraduate degrees, students need to complete the Bachelor Degree or an equivalent qualification. An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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