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Full-time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | SEP-19
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Key information

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    1 (Law)
  • Research Quality

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    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

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    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Bar Professional Training Course

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Course Summary

The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) is the vocational stage of training for those who wish to become a barrister in England and Wales. It acts as the bridge between the academic study of law and the practice of law, enabling you to move from the classroom to the courtroom. Our teaching and learning strategies reflect the practical vocational nature of the BPTC with a strong emphasis on small-group experiential learning and ongoing reflection. This programme provides an excellent opportunity to develop your advocacy skills and develop your practice network.

Assessments are designed to encourage a deep and critical approach to learning. The assessments will allow you to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcomes required by the Bar Standards Board. On successful completion of the BPTC, you will be fully prepared for the demands of practice at the Bar and will be eligible for call to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying requirements of your Inn of Court). The Bar is recognised to be a demanding profession and there is extremely intense competition for pupillages. At Northumbria, we aim to ensure that you are prepared in every way for pupillage selection and life as a barrister.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£15,000 per year

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The fee mentioned include the Bar Standards Board fee (which will be £585.00 in September 2019 and which is subject to change each year thereafter at the discretion of the BSB).

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About this University

Northumbria University is a research-rich and business-focused university with a reputation for academic excellence and impressive graduate prospects. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.


City Centre Campus

Ellison Place

Newcastle upon Tyne