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You must have either a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), usually with a minimum 2:2 classification, or have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than law and have successfully completed the GDL qualification
- You must have passed the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT). Read the Bar Standards Board Handbook.
- You must be a member of one of the Inns of Court:
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
- The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- You must be fluent in English and must be able to demonstrate that your English language ability is at least equivalent to:
- 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)
- Please contact our Admissions Tutor to discuss entry requirements further.
- To apply for the LLM Bar Practice you need to create a new account with us and fill in the online application form in the ‘How to Apply’ section. If you have already studied with us, please sign in.
- You will be required to upload evidence of your QLD or GDL; if your degree result is pending, note this is in the qualification section of the application form (i.e. pending result TBC)
- You are required to provide a written demonstration of the following as part of your application:
- The potential to fulfil the BSB Professional Statement Competences
- A commitment to a career at the Bar/in law
- A record of legal work experience or other law-related activity during their studies.
- Please note any offers made (even if you already meet the academic entry requirements) will be conditional on you passing your BCAT.
Months of entry
Why choose Herts?
- Employability: The University of Hertfordshire is uniquely located to provide students with access to regional and London Chambers and other employers.
- Work-Related Learning: You'll gain client facing casework experience working in our award-winning pro-bono law clinic which provides community-based legal services
- Teaching Excellence: Practising barristers and solicitors will train you to work on authentic, real-life scenarios at our Law Court Building, which includes a full-scale replica Crown Court room
About the course
- We are one of the few providers of legal education in the country with a full-scale replica Crown Court room. This facility is fully equipped with the latest technology to enable you to perform your Advocacy skills and prepare you for practice
- We offer a flexible format to enable you to work in a variety of ways. This programme will prepare you for a digital practice as courts and legal professionals move increasingly online and paperless
- You want to be taught by qualified legal professionals who have experience in teaching and legal practice
- Hertfordshire Law School has close links with the Law Clinic and Careers Service, providing you with the skills and support you need to make the most of your time on the programme and succeed in your chosen career
- Our award-winning Law Clinic covers a number of practice areas and pro bono opportunities which will enable you to put the skills you learn on the programme into practice in the community. The LLM component involves a compulsory Legal Research project based in the Law Clinic which provides you with practical, real-world, client based experience.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1707 284000