Manchester Metropolitan University


If your goal is to become a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School is designed to provide you with the best possible skills, experience and training to prepare you for a successful career. We offer advocacy training and group sessions that offer true-to-life mock trials, assessments, 'mini chambers' and real-life legal work experience opportunities. Manchester Law School offers excellent Pro Bono opportunities, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work with our partner organisations.

Course modules

Core Units: Year 1: Advocacy Skills; Civil Litigation; Conference Skills; Criminal Litigation Sentencing and Evidence; Drafting; Opinion Writing; Professional Ethics; Resolution of Disputes out of Court. YEAR 2: The part-time course is two years in length so you will cover all of the subjects listed for the full-time one year course but over a period of two years. You will be required to attend one day per fortnight.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice examinations, short answer questions, practical skills assessments, and written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,930 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,965 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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