Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
2 years part-timeBusiness and Law
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East
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Northumbria’s BPTC is student-centred with skills taught in small group sessions. During the programme students develop a range of essential skills, which include advocacy, drafting, opinion writing, conference skills and resolution of disputes out of court. Evidence, criminal litigation and civil litigation are also taught as discrete subjects, as well as been integrated with the five main skill areas. All subjects and skills are developed through practical sessions, in which students work on case studies and carry out a range of tasks which are typical of pupillage.
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
- Law Office- students spend six months working in Northumbria’s Student Law Office, which it the largest in the country working on real legal problems for members of the public.*
*Subject to maximum numbers
The part-time BPTC follows a flexible day release pattern with students choosing which day of the week they wish to attend. Part-time students can take advantage of electronic lectures and all of the latest e-Learning developments, thereby enhancing the student experience.
This programme is for those who wish to practice as a barrister and is a neccessary requirement in order to do so.
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