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Legal Practice (Barristers) LLM

Legal Practice (Barristers) LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary

The LLM Legal Practice (Barristers) incorporates our highly regarded BPTC, giving you the essential training you need to become a qualified barrister. By choosing to study our LLM Legal Practice (Barristers), you’ll have the best possible preparation to secure pupillage and start your career as a barrister. Taught at Master’s degree level and incorporating our BPTC, this course will help you develop the advanced legal knowledge, commercial awareness and professional skills that chambers are seeking. It aims to: Learn from experienced practitioners who can help develop your legal career and have links to chambers; Create your own competitive niche with our wide selection of optional modules - more than any other provider; Choose from a range of LLM modules to deepen your legal knowledge and develop skills highly sought after by chambers; Advocacy and conference skills taught consistently in groups of four, using professional actors; Gain practical legal work experience through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre and internship schemes; Flexible study to suit your commitments - learn full-time or part-time in our UK study centres; Access expert careers advice, guidance with pupillage applications and interview support through our Careers Service. Our Career Guarantee - secure pupillage within six months of completion or study another course for free, including our LPC.

The focus of our LLM Legal Practice (Barristers) is practical experience and application, with particular focus placed on advocacy. Our practitioner tutors are highly experienced and retain close links with the profession, or are also trainers used by the Inns of Court. Many still practice and are routinely engaged in activities such as training police detectives in mock homicide cases, and training qualified lawyers in countries such as Turkey, China, Albania and Rwanda.

Different course options

Full time | BPP London Holborn | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Professional Ethics (10 Credits) - Core
Drafting (18 Credits) - Core
Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing (20 Credits) - Core
Opinion Writing (12 Credits) - Core
Resolution of Disputes out of Court (6 Credits) - Core
Negotiation and Case Analysis (15 Credits) - Core
Civil Litigation, Evidence and Remedies (20 Credits) - Core
Advocacy (32 Credits) - Core
Conference (8 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have: Qualifying Law Degree or non-Law Degree plus CPE/GDL (minimum 2:1); Membership of an Inn of Court; A pass in the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT); Fluency in English.