City, University of London

City, University of London

Bar Professional Training Course

The City BPTC consists of a 11 core subjects and two option subjects from a choice of 11. The course has been developed to deliver the relevant legal skills and knowledge that all newly-qualified barristers need, along with the detailed knowledge required for your chosen specialist areas/subjects. Three of the option subjects (FRU, Domestic Violence and Social Security) are Pro Bono based, which gives you the opportunity to get real life experience as part of your course.

Entry requirements

A degree in law, normally of a minimum standard of a 2nd Class; or another subject and a further qualification in law, such as the Common Professional Examination or the Graduate Diploma in Law; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS with a minimum score of 7.5 in each section of the test or equivalent.

Course modules

Alternative dispute resolution; case preparation and analysis; civil advocacy; civil litigation, civil evidence and remedies; conference skills; criminal advocacy; criminal litigation, sentencing and criminal evidence; drafting skills; legal research; opinion writing skills; professional ethics; plus optional subjects; advanced civil professional negligence; advanced criminal litigation; commercial law; company law; domestic violence; employment law; family law; fraud and financial crime; free representation unit work; landlord and tenant; social security.

Assessment methods

These include examinations, oral skills assessments and multiple-choice tests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time evening £ 8,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time evening £ 8,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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