Following the academic requirements of the Bar Standards Board, we’ve designed this course to provide you with the skills and expertise needed for a successful career as a barrister.

From day one, you’ll get involved with advocacy training and group sessions that deliver true-to-life mock trials, assessments, and real-life legal work experience opportunities.

You’ll put your skills into action as you ‘perform’ in front of other students and develop strong working relationships similar to a professional chambers.

Study Details:

1 year full-time

Module Details:

Core units

  • Advocacy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Evidence and Remedies
  • Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing
  • Professional Ethics
  • Opinion Writing
  • Drafting
  • Conference Skills
  • Resolution of Disputes out of Court

Option units

Choose two from a list including:

  • Advanced Civil Litigation
  • Advanced Criminal Litigation
  • Business Law and Corporate Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation


Entry Requirements

To be considered for a place on the BPTC, you will normally have to satisfy two criteria:
You will hold an LLB degree or have completed the GDL programme.
You will have obtained a pass in the Bar Aptitude Test.

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