The University of Law

The University of Law

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

The BPTC is the vocational course that enables students with a qualifying Law Degree or Graduate Diploma in Law to be called to the Bar and to commence pupillage. Once pupillage is completed the students are fully qualified barristers, eligible for a full practising certificate. The students study and are assessed in 12 subjects areas: Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing; Civil Litigation and Evidence; Professional Ethics; Advocacy (three assessments); Opinion Writing; Drafting; Resolution of Disputes out of Court; Conference and two option subjects from a current choice of nine. The first three subjects (Criminal, Civil and Ethics) are the Knowledge subjects and the assessments for these are set externally by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The remaining subjects are known as the skills subjects. The subjects studied by the students are those which a barrister needs to be competent in and which would make them ready to start pupillage.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (EU) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (England) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (International) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Wales) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (International) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (International) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Part-time September 2017 GBP 16,950 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Wales) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (EU) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (England) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (EU) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (England) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (International) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 10 months
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Birmingham centre Birmingham B18 6AQ West Midlands
Leeds centre Leeds LS1 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber
The University of Law London Bloomsbury London WC1E 7DE

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Key information

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01483 216500