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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Introduction

Maximise your chances of securing pupillage by building your legal knowledge and skills side by side. You'll embed your understanding through regular application of your knowledge to scenarios you are likely to experience when advising clients or in court.

By undertaking and successfully completing the UWE Bristol Bar Training Course (BTC), you will develop, and be able to demonstrate, the competencies required to be called to the Bar, as set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Accreditations and partnerships: Bar Standards Board

Flexible and accessible modes of study

On the BTC course, you will build your legal knowledge and skills side by side, to embed your learning and maximise your chances of doing well on the course, and securing pupillage.

To provide students with as much flexibility as possible, we offer several options for undertaking the BTC. You can study with us on a:

PG Diploma full-time course. Over nine months, you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required to complete the vocational component of training. Your tuition will be timetabled over three to four days a week, providing opportunities to work or undertake pro bono activities alongside your studies.

PG Diploma part-time course.Over two years, you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required to complete the vocational component. After a three day induction at the start of term, tuition takes place over 12 study weekends spread throughout the academic year, providing opportunities for you to work alongside your studies

If you enroll on either PGDip course, you can subsequently transfer to the LLM, undertake extra modules and graduate with a master's.

Why study the Bar Training Course?

The BTC provides the foundation to your career as a barrister. Part of the vocational component of training for the Bar of England and Wales, it covers the advocacy skills, and detailed knowledge of the law, required to be able to confidently work with clients and present legal cases in court.

Careers / Further study

The BTC prepares you for a successful career as a barrister, giving you the necessary skills, knowledge and network to maximise your chances of securing pupillage.

Many of our graduates go on to work as barristers, working either as self employed or inhouse counsel, or for the Government Legal Profession or Crown Prosecution Service.

Other graduates take their BTC into careers as legal associates, managers or legal advisers, or into other sectors.

Alongside support from our award-winning university careers services, you'll receive careers advice and support specific to this course, including access to CV clinics, careers talks, 'ask the experts' events and mock interviews, to enhance your chances of obtaining pupillage and help you plan your career path. We can also help with planning for a career overseas through our international careers service.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500overall cost

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

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    55th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 104 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    103 46%

    75th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    65th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    50th

    15

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