LL.M. On Campus

Barristers Training Course

Nottingham Trent University

9 months
14800 GBP/full
14800 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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Ending this Barristers Training Course from Nottingham Trent University enables you to be called to the Bar, and proceed to pupillage. 


This Barristers Training Course from Nottingham Trent University gives you the opportunity to gain the award of a Masters (LLM), assuming successful completion of the BTC and an additional module, Advanced Advocacy, Advice and ADR, which has been created to give you experience of issues that are at the cutting-edge of practice, such as vulnerable witnesses and expert evidence.

The LLM qualification is internationally recognised, and is eligible for the UK postgraduate government loan. Our LLM incorporates a number of unique, practical elements which are at the forefront of legal practice and which will aid you in your future career.

Why study at Nottingham Law School?

  • All our staff are experienced lawyers and you will benefit from their practical knowledge, as well as from visiting lecturers.
  • Our teaching is consistently commended as excellent.
  • You'll receive face-to-face feedback in all assessable skills.
  • You'll undertake assessments with a practical focus.
  • Our dedicated and experienced careers consultants provide guidance and support to help you secure qualifying work experience or other legal employment. You'll also benefit from working with our successful careers team.
  • As well as access to an exclusive BTC study area, studying with Nottingham Law School also means that you have all the facilities a large Law School can offer, plus the advantages of studying within a university environment which offers outstanding library, IT, support, sports, language and Student Union services.


Successful completion of this course enables you to proceed to be called to the Bar and proceed to pupillage. We have a dedicated careers and placement service who will support you in your search for both pupillage and alternative employment. The team provides practical sessions and advice. 

The team offers advice and practical support, such as mock interviews. A number of presentations are given throughout the year reflecting the changing needs of students as they progress through the application process. The focus of these presentations is on both practice at the Bar, which reflects the ambitions of most of the students, and alternative careers.

Students should view careers advice as something about which any BTC tutor can be approached. All teaching staff come from practice, some from London and some from the local area, and some retain tenancies in Chambers. We are thus able to offer first-hand advice and guidance to students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Case Preparation and Analysis
  • Legal Research
  • Advanced Advocacy, Advice and ADR
  • Civil Litigation and Evidence
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Professional Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Apply for your course as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualifying law degree (2.1 or above); or
  • Graduate Diploma In Law or Common Professional Examination, with undergraduate honours degree (2.1)
  • (A 2.2 honours degree will be considered with evidence of exceptional achievement elsewhere in the application, e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience – paid or unpaid).
All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    14800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 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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