Successful completion of this course enables you to be called to the Bar, and proceed to pupillage. Our nine-month LLM BTC gives you the opportunity to gain the award of a Masters (LLM), assuming successful completion of the BTC and an additional module, Advanced Advocacy, Advice and ADR, which has been created to give you experience of issues that are at the cutting-edge of practice, such as vulnerable witnesses and expert evidence.

The LLM qualification is internationally recognised, and is eligible for the UK postgraduate government loan. Our LLM incorporates a number of unique, practical elements which are at the forefront of legal practice and which will aid you in your future career.

Why study at Nottingham Law School?

  • All our staff are experienced lawyers and you will benefit from their practical knowledge, as well as from visiting lecturers.
  • Our teaching is consistently commended as excellent.
  • You’ll receive face-to-face feedback in all assessable skills.
  • You’ll undertake assessments with a practical focus.
  • Our dedicated and experienced careers consultants provide guidance and support to help you secure qualifying work experience or other legal employment. You’ll also benefit from working with our successful careers team.
  • We have considerable expertise in advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. We’re home to the first Centre for Advocacy in the UK and our Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution was opened in 2016 by Sir Peter Coulson, now a judge of the Court of Appeal.
  • As well as access to an exclusive BTC study area, studying with Nottingham Law School also means that you have all the facilities a large Law School can offer, plus the advantages of studying within a university environment which offers outstanding library, IT, support, sports, language and Student Union services.

To celebrate the launch of this course, we will also offer a £1,000 Launch Award for those starting in 2021. This will be a reduction on the tuition fee.

We are authorised by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to deliver the vocational component of Bar training.

Study Details:

LLM 9 months (full-time)

Module Details:

Advanced Advocacy, Advice and ADR


  • Case Preparation and Analysis
  • Legal Research
  • Advanced Advocacy, Advice and ADR


  • Civil Litigation and Evidence
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Professional Ethics


  • Advocacy
  • Conference Skills
  • Drafting
  • Opinion Writing

Student Destinations

Successful completion of this course enables you to proceed to be called to the Bar and proceed to pupillage. We have a dedicated careers and placement service who will support you in your search for both pupillage and alternative employment. The team provides practical sessions and advice. 100% of postgraduate leavers of this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17).

The team offers advice and practical support, such as mock interviews. A number of presentations are given throughout the year reflecting the changing needs of students as they progress through the application process. The focus of these presentations is on both practice at the Bar, which reflects the ambitions of most of the students, and alternative careers.

Students should view careers advice as something about which any BTC tutor can be approached. All teaching staff come from practice, some from London and some from the local area, and some retain tenancies in Chambers. We are thus able to offer first-hand advice and guidance to students.

A number of local Chambers have been enthusiastic in their support for the course and our students and former students are represented amongst those they recruited as pupils with a view to tenancy.


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Entry Requirements

You will need one of the following options:

  • Qualifying law degree (2.1 or above); or
  • Graduate Diploma In Law or Common Professional Examination, with undergraduate honours degree (2.1)
  • (A 2.2 honours degree will be considered with evidence of exceptional achievement elsewhere in the application, e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience – paid or unpaid).

All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application.

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