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Bar Course (1 year full-time)


Northumbria University Northumbria Law School

Full time September Other 1 year full-time

About the course

In a demanding and rapidly changing legal landscape, the highest quality training is required to succeed as a barrister. Northumbria University’s Bar Course will support you in gaining the necessary knowledge and practical skills that are essential to practice at the modern Bar.

The new Bar professional training courses will be available from September 2020 and will replace the existing Bar Professional Training Course. Teaching on Northumbria’s Bar Course will be led by a team of highly experienced barristers and supported by a well-established network of members of the Bar, Judges and other practitioners. 

You will study:

  • Civil Litigation (incorporating evidence and alternative dispute resolution)
  • Criminal Litigation (incorporating evidence and

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in Law or a minimum of a Commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree or a Pass in the GDL will be considered exceptionally on an individual basis.

All applicants are required to join one of the four Inns of Court before commencing the course, and applicants must pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) introduced by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard as specified by the BSB within the past five years.


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