Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Trent University

Law (BPTC)

The course is designed to develop to a high standard a range of core practical skills, and to equip students to succeed in the fast changing environment of practice at the Bar; particular emphasis is placed on the skill of advocacy; advocacy sessions are conducted in groups of 6; it provides an environment in which students are encouraged to realise, through practice and feedback, their full potential.

Entry requirements

A qualifying law degree (normally a 2.1 or above); applicants who have/are predicted a 2.2 in their qualifying law degree are considered if they can provide additional evidence of achievement e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience (paid or unpaid) in their personal statement; or a Graduate Diploma in Law or Common Professional Examination with an undergraduate degree (normally 2.1 or above); applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 are considered if they can provide additional evidence of achievement e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience (paid or unpaid) in their personal statement. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have a minimum score of 7.5 in each section of the IELTS academic test; or a minimum score of 73 in each part of the Pearson Test of English (academic).

Course modules

Modules: case preparation and analysis; legal research; civil litigation, evidence and remedies; criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing; professional ethics; advocacy; conference skills; drafting; resolution of disputes out of court; opinion writing. Applicants choose 2 from the following: advanced civil practice (judicial review); advanced criminal practice; commercial practice; employment practice; family practice; immigration; landlord and tenant.

Assessment methods

There are 12 assessments. All students have a one to one feedback session with a tutor prior to each substantive skills assessment. Wherever possible, assessments are set in a practical context. Actors are used to provide students with a realistic experience of an examination in chief and cross examination and the questioning and advising of clients. Students also perform a chambers application before a District Judge who will interject with questions.

Sponsorship information

Career Development Loans

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

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