Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Bar Professional Training Course

Course develops the main skills used by practising barristers: advocacy, drafting, opinion writing and conference skills. Students study the resolution of disputes out of court and 2 specialist options studied in term 2.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in law or a pass in common professional examination. English language requirements are IELTS 7.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each element) or TOEFL equivalent.

Course modules

Criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing; civil litigation, evidence and remedies; civil advocacy; advocacy; conferencing; opinion writing; drafting; ReDoC; professional ethics 2.

Sponsorship information

Northumbria Law School offers a number of BPTC scholarships with a total value of £45,000. They are open to all students applying for the full-time, part-time or LLM in Bar Practice. Students must have selected Northumbria as either their first, second or third choice and have applied via BPTC Online by the January deadline.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4453