Manchester Metropolitan University: Bar Training Course

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Manchester Law School View department profile
Telephone 0161 2476969
Study type Taught


This is a course built for a career at the Bar, with everything from the learning environment to our academic team created to give you the expertise and experience you’ll need to pursue a future as a barrister.

It’s a course rooted in real experiences. You’ll mirror professional practices – working within a chambers group, developing your skills and knowledge through the use of practical scenarios. You'll study an innovative professional practice unit to help you develop resilience, confidence and leadership, understand the demands of the profession and thrive at the Bar.

If you want to get onto the path to practice, our Bar Training Course offers the best step forward.

**At the heart of the Northern Circuit**

We have a long-standing history of delivering this course in Manchester. During this time, we’ve built strong and lasting links with the legal profession, both locally and across the Northern Circuit, giving you access to mentoring, advice and networking opportunities.

**Taught by experts**

Our highly experienced teaching team includes barristers and solicitors, district judges, internationally renowned research academics and legal scholars.

Throughout the course, practitioners from the Northern Circuit also provide additional advocacy classes and are on-hand at events to offer advice about your future as a barrister.

**Features and Benefits**
- **Specialist facilities for Bar students** – apply your skills in a realistic environment with our specialist facilities including chambers rooms, a legal library and mock court room.

- **A legal hub** – study in the second largest legal centre in the UK. Manchester is home to well-respected law firms and at the heart of the North Circuit of the Bar.

- **Additional Professional Programme (APP)** – bridge the gap between student and professional life and prepare for the Bar. Develop your CV by attending regular guest lectures and doing pro bono work.

- **Practitioner Mentor Scheme** – each chambers group will be assigned a practising barrister as a mentor to mirror the real-life practices.

- **Supportive community** – the student Law Society brings together students from all stages of legal study. The Law Society incorporates the Critical Lawyers Group (CLG) and the Mooting and Advocacy Society.

Bar Professional Training Course

Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Law School


Manchester Law School is modern and thriving, offering you excellent facilities and great opportunities.

Based in a diverse and vibrant city, which is home to the second largest Chinatown in the UK, we provide you with everything you need to develop a successful career in the legal profession or in alternative fields such as government, business and education.

Studying with us allows you to take advantage of England’s long established and respected legal system. The English Common Law system is influential across the world and your studies will demonstrate the importance of this ...

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