|Study location||United Kingdom, City Campus East|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||£12,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants must either have obtained a Qualifying Law Degree, passed the Graduate Diploma in Law or otherwise have satisfied the Bar Standards Board requirements to embark on the vocational stage of training
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
This full-time programme offers students the opportunity to work towards an LLM qualification and a Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Professional Training over two years.
The aim of the programme is to enhance the knowledge and skills students will attain from the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) by simultaneously developing their knowledge and understanding of a specific area of law through their study under an LLM programme. The LLM programme requires students to undertake a project of 15,000 – 17,000 words in a subject linked to an area of study under the BPTC, thus enhancing their Bar qualification, knowledge, research skills and employability.
The programme offers a different pathway to students who would like to attain an award under the Bar Professional Training Course but would, at the same time, like to enhance their legal research skills through the completion of a project.
During the programme student develop a range of essential skills, which include:
- Opinion Writing
- Conference Skills
- Resolution of Disputes Out of Court
Evidence, criminal litigation and civil litigation are also taught as discrete subjects, as well as being integrated with the main skill areas.
All students choose two specialist options. Current options include:
- Civil Practice
- Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
- Chancery Practice
- Commercial Practice
- Criminal Practice
- Employment Practice
- Family Practice
- Landlord and Tenant
- Student Law Office – students will work in Northumbria’s Student Law Office, which is the largest student law clinic in the country, working on real legal problems for members of the public, subject to maximum numbers.