• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 10 months
    Duration

About

Only students providing valid contact details (E-mail and phone number) will be contacted by the university regarding their requests.

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our 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 BPTC LLM and make your pupillage applications stand out - working on real life pro bono legal cases.

You’ll be supported by our specialist careers service from the moment you accept your place.  Our track record says it all - of our 2016 Full-time UK/EEA graduates, 66% have gained a pupillage within 12 months of completing the course. Furthermore, for that year, 22% of our full-time graduates obtained an 'Outstanding' grade, which is considerably more than the national average of 13%.

Programme Structure

Find out more on our university website!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To be eligible to take up your place, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). 
  • You will be required to pass the Bar Standards Board aptitude test by 30 September 2017 (known as the Bar Course Aptitude Test - BCAT). Further details on this test can be found on the Bar Standards Board website 
  • You will need either a qualifying law degree (QLD) 2:1 minimum or an undergraduate degree in any other subject (2:1 minimum*) and a Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE
For more information please visit the programme website!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15485 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15485 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15485 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15485 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic: From £15,485
  • International: From £15,485 (BPTC) 
  • Domestic: From £16,735
  • International: From £16,735 (BPTC LLM)

Living costs

  • London, United Kingdom

    1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Leeds, United Kingdom

    637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom

    765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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