If your goal is to become a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School is designed to provide you with the best possible skills, experience and training to prepare you for a successful career. We offer advocacy training and group sessions that offer true-to-life mock trials, assessments, 'mini chambers' and real-life legal work experience opportunities.
Manchester Law School has a proud history of providing barrister training in the North West and as a result has outstanding links to both the local legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit will provide you with Additional Advocacy Classes for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage.
You can expect exceptionally high standards of tutoring and a wealth of pro bono opportunity. We will support you preparing pupillage applications, with access to our specialist careers service.
If you are considering applying for the BPTC and have any questions about the course, or you wish to query something about an application you have already submitted, please do not hesitate to contact the BPTC team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will respond to your email as soon as possible.
"From the very first moment that I walked into Manchester Law School, I felt that the BPTC staff treated me with the kind of respect owed to a fellow professional."
BPTC wins Best Course at the Student Union Teaching Awards 2016 | Excerpt from winning nomination