BPP University

BPP University

Bar Professional Training Course

The programme starts with an induction to the core nature of the profession and programme and legal research. You then study a number of compulsory modules that cover the key skills and knowledge areas required for the profession.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a qualifying law degree (minimum lower 2nd Class Honours) or qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower 2nd Class Honours) and a GDL or CPE. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.5 (or equivalent). You must also pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) and join an Inn of Court.

Course modules

Modules include: Advocacy; conference skills; civil litigation and evidence; criminal litigation and evidence; drafting; opinion writing; professional ethics; resolution of disputes out of court. Optional modules: advanced criminal litigation; asylum, detention, deportation and extradition; commercial dispute resolution; company; employment; family; international trade; intellectual property; judicial review; intellectual property; personal injury and clinical negligence; professional discipline; property and chancery; public international criminal law.

Assessment methods

Assessed is by written examinations and oral skills assessments.

Sponsorship information

BPP Law School offers a number of exclusive scholarships open to BPTC students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time - 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time weekend - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Manchester M1 6FQ North West
Leeds Whitehall Quay Leeds LS1 4HR Yorkshire and the Humber
Holborn (London) Camden WC1R 4NY South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
03331 220 449