12 months
15500 GBP/year
15500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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By undertaking and successfully completing the Bar Training Course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), you will develop, and be able to demonstrate, the competencies required to be called to the Bar, as set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). 

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On the Bar Training Course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) , you will build your legal knowledge and skills side by side, to embed your learning and maximise your chances of doing well on the course, and securing pupillage.

Careers / Further study 

The BTC prepares you for a successful career as a barrister, giving you the necessary skills, knowledge and network to maximise your chances of securing pupillage.

Many of our graduates go on to work as barristers, working either as self employed or inhouse counsel, or for the Government Legal Profession or Crown Prosecution Service.  

Other graduates take their BTC into careers as legal associates, managers or legal advisers, or into other sectors.

Alongside support from our award-winning university careers services, you'll receive careers advice and support specific to this course, including access to CV clinics, careers talks, 'ask the experts' events and mock interviews, to enhance your chances of obtaining pupillage and help you plan your career path. We can also help with planning for a career overseas through our international careers service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing
  • Civil Litigation and Evidence
  • Civil Advocacy 
  • Drafting, Opinion Writing and Legal Research
  • Criminal Advocacy
  • Conferencing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
  • MSc Advanced Practice - 180 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

As stipulated by the BSB, you will need:

  • To hold a law degree/conversion course, which meets the requirements for study of the foundations of legal knowledge subjects
  • A degree classification (minimum 2:2)
  • A pass in the Bar Course Aptitude Test
  • Membership of an Inn of Court
  • English language ability (see below).

Our BTC is a very popular programme with limited places. If the number of applications exceed places available you may be placed on a waiting list. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process. Interviews are conducted by the BTC team of academic tutors and further details will be provided on receipt of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Full-time LLM 

  • Home Annual (Per Year) Fee 15500
  • International Annual (Per Year) Fee 15500

Full-time PGDIP

  • Home Annual (Per Year) Fee 13500
  • International Annual (Per Year) Fee 13500

Part-time LLM

  • Home Module Fee (15 Credit) 7750
  • International Module Fee (15 Credit) 7750

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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