Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Bar Practice

The aim of the programme is to enhance the knowledge and skills students will attain from the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) by simultaneously developing their knowledge and understanding of a specific area of law through their study. The programme requires students to undertake a project of 20,000 to 25,000 words in a subject linked to an area of study under the BPTC, thus enhancing their Bar qualification, knowledge, research skills and employability. The programme offers a different pathway to students who would like to attain an award under the Bar Professional Training Course but would, at the same time, like to enhance their legal research skills through the completion of a project.

Entry requirements

Applicants must either have obtained a qualifying law degree, passed the Graduate Diploma in Law or otherwise have satisfied the Bar Standards Board Requirements to embark on the vocational stage of training. All students are required to join 1 of the four Inns of Court before they commence the programme.

Course modules

Legal research; criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing; civil litigation, evidence and remedies; civil advocacy; opinion writing; project; advocacy; conferencing; drafting; professional ethics 2; chancery; ReDoC.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-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