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

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  • Study mode


  • University Ranking


  • Subject Ranking


    1 (Law)
  • Research Quality

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    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

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    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Laws

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Course Summary

This course combines an internationally recognised Masters qualification (LLM) with the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) which is a mandatory course for those who wish to become a barrister in England and Wales. Teaching at Northumbria takes full account of today’s globally interconnected world and, for each module, you’ll have access to a range of e-learning resources including discussion forums, reading lists and self-evaluative tasks.

Assessments are designed to encourage a deep and critical approach to learning. They include a formal assessment of oral skills in the Conferencing and Advocacy modules. The assessments will allow you to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcomes required by the Bar Standards Board. Once you have successfully completed the course you will have the skills needed to start a pupillage. This will be the next and final stage of your training to become a barrister. At Northumbria, we aim to ensure that you are prepared in every way for pupillage 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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These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England

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The fees 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).

University information

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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