Manchester Metropolitan University

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Manchester Law School response to BSB announcement on future routes to qualification for the Bar

The Bar Standards Board has announced that it will authorise a limited number of future training routes for prospective students to qualify as barristers. The new training routes will be authorised from autumn 2018 onwards, and will allow for more flexibility, which is good news for current and prospective law students who are considering a career at the Bar. 

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure students at Manchester Law School that their current MMU programme of learning will still enable them to qualify as a barrister.

Manchester Law School welcomes the BSB announcement in relation to their Future Bar Training reforms. Catherine Little, Head of Manchester Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University said:

“Manchester Law School is in a strong position to take a lead in the implementation of these changes to improve accessibility and flexibility to study for the Bar and offer greater value for money for our students.  We are proud to be a very well established and forward thinking provider of all aspects of legal training. The proposed changes will provide an opportunity for us to improve training and cement our position in the market as a leading legal training provider for barristers.”

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe with 37,000 students and more than 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The University educates and trains large numbers of legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals.

The University is in the top three nationally for environmental sustainability and has an 85% research impact rated world-leading and internationally excellent.

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