Taught course

Bar Training Course

Institution
UWE Bristol · Bristol Law School
Qualifications
PGDipLLM

Entry requirements

Please see our website for more information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

By undertaking and successfully completing the UWE Bristol Bar Training Course (BTC), you will develop, and be able to demonstrate, the competencies required to be called to the Bar, as set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Flexible and accessible modes of study

On the BTC course, you will build your legal knowledge and skills side by side, to embed your learning and maximise your chances of doing well on the course, and securing pupillage.

To provide students with as much flexibility as possible, we offer several options for undertaking the BTC. You can study with us on a:

  • PG Diploma full-time course. Over nine months, you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required to complete the vocational component of training. Your tuition will be timetabled over three to four days a week, providing opportunities to work or undertake pro bono activities alongside your studies.
  • LLM full-time course: you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required for the vocational component which will take up to nine months. You then have a choice of further options, project or dissertation modules leading to the master's award. These modules are designed to reinforce your development as a reflective practitioner with responsibility for your own self-development. Depending upon your optional choices/dissertation, this could take up to an additional 12 months to complete the master's qualification. Eligible students will be able to apply for postgraduate loan funding to complete the LLM course.
  • PG Diploma part-time course. Over two years, you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required to complete the vocational component. After a three day induction at the start of term, tuition takes place over 12 study weekends spread throughout the academic year, providing opportunities for you to work alongside your studies
  • LLM part-time course. Over two years, you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required to complete the vocational component. Nearly all your tuition will be timetabled at weekends. You will then have a choice of further options, project or dissertation modules leading to your eventual master's award.

If you enrol on either PGDip course, you can subsequently transfer to the LLM, undertake extra modules and graduate with a master's.

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 32 83333