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Bar Course (2 years part-time)


Northumbria University Northumbria Law School

Part time September Other 2 years part-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 Postgraduate Diploma will support you in acquiring the necessary knowledge and practical skills crucial to practice at the modern Bar.

Northumbria University's approach to Bar training replicates professional practice in a safe educational setting.

You will study the core knowledge subjects that include:

  • Civil Litigation (incorporating evidence and alternative dispute resolution)
  • Criminal Litigation (incorporating evidence and sentencing)
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Conferencing
  • Drafting
  • Opinion Writing
  • Professional Ethics
  • Legal Research

You will apply your knowledge and skills to practice in a broad range of briefs, instructed from the outset and focused

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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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