The University of Law offers barrister training at Newcastle University

updated on 27 June 2022

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The University of Law (ULaw) will offer the Bar Practice Course (BPC) and BPC LLM at Newcastle University from September 2022 as part of its ongoing legal education partnership with the university.

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has approved ULaw’s application to deliver the BPC at Newcastle University, which follows the launch of ULaw’s Newcastle campus last year.

This expanded offering will enable aspiring barristers in Newcastle and the North East to complete the professional legal training and provides the chance to help shape the legal landscape across the UK.

The nine-month course is one of many BPC courses that are part of the mandatory training for those wishing to pursue a career at the Bar. It will be delivered by teaching staff from Leeds, as well as new appointments from practice who have experience in a broad and diverse range of specialisms.

An introductory discount fee is available for this particular course in Newcastle, with the standard BPC costing £12,500 and the BPC LLM costing £12,550. There is also a £500 postgraduate award on offer for those who meet the terms and conditions.

Dr Jonathan Galloway, head of Newcastle Law School, said: “I am delighted to see that our partners at The University of Law have secured Bar Standards Board approval to run a new Bar Practice Course from the Newcastle University campus from September 2022. This expands on an already very successful partnership between our respective Universities for the benefit of our current and future students, as well as other aspiring barristers in the North East and those that want to study here. I know that this new course will be a success and more importantly I know it will provide an excellent educational experience for our next generation of barristers.”

Matt Tomlinson, dean at ULaw’s Leeds and Newcastle campuses, said: “Our first year in Newcastle has been a true success and I am thrilled that we are now able to extend our offering to those wishing to pursue a career at the Bar. We have been very warmly welcomed by the Newcastle legal market, particularly the local bar circuit, and I am very much looking forward to building these relationships going forward.”

Find out more about the different Bar courses in LCN’s guide to barrister training.