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Bar Training Course

Cardiff University

12 months
Duration
20700 GBP/year
18700 GBP/year
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About

We’ve delivered high quality training for the Bar since 1997, strongly supported by the local employed Bar, the independent Bar and the Judiciary.

Overview

Our LLM Bar Training Course offers intensive, postgraduate-level studies to those who wish to qualify as a barrister but who also wish to undertake research at Master’s level. This course is taken after undergraduate study and before the period of work-based learning, known as pupillage.

This programme enables you to acquire the skills, knowledge of procedure and evidence for you to meet the Bar Standards Board (BSB) criteria, as set out in their Professional Statement for Barristers.

Our programme aims to foster a professional and ethical approach to practice as a barrister, whilst giving you an informed view of a barrister’s working life and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing the legal profession in today’s world.

The teaching is timetabled between Monday and Thursday (i.e. no more than four days), to provide time for personal study. Advocacy and conferencing will be taught intensively in two-hour sessions to no more than six students. You will also be able to undertake a specialist advocacy option.

You’ll be provided with guidance that will identify the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Stage 1 knowledge for criminal litigation and dispute resolution covered during the teaching of the BTC and given additional guidance on that content where it has not been dealt with during the delivery of the programme.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake the BSB centrally set assessments in December, April and August during the academic year you are enrolled as a student.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to be called to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying session requirement of your Inn of Court).

Accreditations
  • Bar Standards Board

Accreditation

  • Bar Standards Board

Programme Structure

Please see the course page on our website for course structure. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible. Applications overall close on 31st July.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Please see the course page on our website for admissions criteria.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/masters-excellence-scholarships

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