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About the course

By undertaking and successfully completing the UWE Bristol Bar Training Course (BTC), you will develop, and be able to demonstrate, the competencies required to be called to the Bar, as set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Flexible and accessible modes of study

On the BTC course, you will build your legal knowledge and skills side by side, to embed your learning and maximise your chances of doing well on the course, and securing pupillage.

To provide students with as much flexibility as possible, we offer several options for undertaking the BTC. You can study with us on a:

  • PG Diploma full-time course. Over nine months, you will undertake the seven compulsory modules required to complete the vocational component of training.
  • LLM full-time course: you will undertake the seven

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Entry Requirements

As stipulated by the BSB you will need: To hold a law degree/conversion course, which meets the requirements for study of the foundations of legal knowledge subjects; A degree classification (minimum 2:2); A pass in the Bar Course Aptitude Test; Membership of an Inn of Court.

Course Content

Where is University of the West of England, Bristol


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Student Profile(s)


‘During the course I undertook 2 mini pupillages and participated in the civil advocacy competition and reached the final, making submissions to a High Court judge, which was an amazing experience. These experiences benefitted me hugely, as they gave me a real-life flavour of life at the Bar.’

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