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  • Qualification

    Bar Professional Training Course

  • Location

    London Bloomsbury centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our Bar Practice Course (previously the Bar Professional Training Course - 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 BPC LLM and add an internationally recognised Master's qualification to your CV.

You’ll be supported by our specialist careers service from the moment you accept your place. Our track record says it all - 59% of our full-time UK/EEA Bar Practice Course students graduating in 2018 secured a pupillage (based on student data collated September 2020). Previously the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

When you study the Bar Practice Course with us you will receive:

  • Up to 50 hours advocacy training, so you're fully prepared for the Bar: test your skills in front of real barristers and judges at prestigious mooting competitions organised by our Advocacy Committee and also at mock trials in court.
  • Tuition in small classes alongside the brightest students: we require all students to undergo a live selection process before being offered a place.
  • Access to an engaging and innovative online learning environment, plus face-to-face tutor and peer support when you need it most.
  • Flexible study options to suit you: choose to study with us full-time or part-time at a number of locations across the UK.
  • Success in pupillage applications and beyond with our Future Pupil Programme, part of our award-winning Careers and Employability Service, available from the moment you accept your place.
  • A choice of three pathways to success with our Bar Practice Course LLM: complete real-life legal work experience via our Pro Bono clinics, write a dissertation or study additional modules and sit the exams after you finish your Bar Practice Course.
  • Exclusive access to our Synap learning and revision tool: complete multiple-choice questions to monitor and review your progress.

Assessment
There are 10 assessments in total with practice assessments held for every module spread across the course. Some prizes, sponsored by chambers, are available for the highest-scoring student in each subject.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 11,750overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

The University of Law

  • Campus address

    The University of Law (including De Broc School of Business), Braboeuf Manor, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HA, England

Students from more than 120 different countries choose ULaw. Each campus location is home to a thriving and supportive international community.
International students can take advantage of the extensive personal, academic and professional support services on offer and a network of over 71,000 alumni.
ULaw is also closely linked with a range of barristers' chambers and works with 90 of the top 100 law firms in the UK.

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