The University of Law: Bar Practice Course (BPC)

InstitutionThe University of Law View institution profile
Department The University of Law View department profile
Web https://www.law.ac.uk
Email study@law.ac.uk
Telephone 020 3435 4608
Study type Taught

Summary

Our Bar Practice Course (BPC), previously known as the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), is designed to help you secure pupillage and prepare you for life as a barrister. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. Choose our BPC LLM and make your pupillage applications stand out, working on real life pro bono legal cases.

You'll be supported by our specialist careers service from the moment you accept your place. Our track record says it all: 59% of our full-time UK/EEA Bar Practice Course students graduating in 2018 secured a pupillage (based on student data collated September 2020). Previously the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

WHY CHOOSE OUR BPC? When you study the Bar Practice Course with us you will receive:

  • Up to 50 hours advocacy training, so you're fully prepared for the Bar: test your skills in front of real barristers and judges at prestigious mooting competitions organised by our Advocacy Committee and also at mock trials in court.

  • Tuition in small classes alongside the brightest students: we require all students to undergo a live selection process before being offered a place.

  • Access to an engaging and innovative online learning environment, plus face-to-face tutor and peer support when you need it most.

  • Flexible study options to suit you: choose to study with us full-time or part-time at a number of locations across the UK.

  • Success in pupillage applications and beyond with our Future Pupil Programme, part of our award-winning Careers and Employability Service, available from the moment you accept your place.

  • A choice of three pathways to success with our Bar Practice Course LLM: complete real-life legal work experience via our Pro Bono clinics, write a dissertation or study additional modules and sit the exams after you finish your Bar Practice Course.

  • Exclusive access to our Synap learning and revision tool: complete multiple-choice questions to monitor and review your progress.

OUR BPC LLM

Choose to study this award and you will have the opportunity to add an internationally recognised LLM qualification to your CV and pupillage applications.

You can complete your Master of Laws (LLM) qualification via three routes:

  • Complete real-life work experience via our Pro Bono clinics - you will advise, manage and represent clients on a variety of cases in legal areas. You will also be paired with a Master’s Supervisor, who will guide you through a reflective learning process so that you can complete your reflective assessment and obtain your Master’s Degree.

  • Study additional modules - increase your knowledge of legal practice areas which are of interest to you and can help shape the direction of your career. You will sit the exams once you’ve finished your Bar Practice Course.

  • Write a dissertation - immerse yourself in an area of law and become expert in it, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge in your applications to chambers and beyond.

If you study our Bar Practice Course LLM, you could also be eligible for a SLC Postgraduate Loan.

Bar Professional Training Course

The University of Law is the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK. Their expert employability service gives students access to work experience, pro bono op­portunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place.

An established history in education
ULaw has trained more practicing lawyers than anyone else in the UK.

Flexible learning
As a ULaw student you’ll be able to study flexibly to suit your needs. They offer many of their courses full-time, part-time day, weekend or evening, as well as online.

Over 70,000 alumni
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