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The award
Bar

How long you will study
1 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 12000 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12000 per year

All study options

About Bar Training Course at Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

Our Bar Training Course offers a vital step in your journey towards joining the Bar, with everything from our learning technology to our academic team created to give you the expertise and experience you'll need to pursue a future as a barrister.

It's a course rooted in real experiences. On one hand, you'll have plenty of face-to-face teaching time, ensuring you get every opportunity to learn from a team that includes seasoned barristers, solicitors and a deputy district judge, together with active researchers and scholars who produce impactful legal research in the UK and internationally. On the other, with our innovative professional practice unit, you'll be prepared for the demands of the Bar, under the mentorship of a practising barrister.

We have a long-standing history of delivering Bar training in Manchester. Combined with the strong links we've built with the legal profession, both locally and across the Northern Circuit, this is a very professionally-focused course. Put simply, if you want to get onto the path to practice, this is an ideal environment for developing the resilience, confidence and leadership you'll need to thrive at the Bar.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBarHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 5 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 12000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 12000 per year

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on the Bar Training Course, you will normally have to satisfy two criteria:

  • You will hold an LLB degree or have completed the GDL course.
  • You will have obtained a pass in the Bar Aptitude Test.

Bar students are selected primarily on academic ability and must have been awarded at least a 2:2 at first degree level, or international equivalent, although factors such as commitment to the profession, motivation and other skills will also be considered.

All offers are subject to the condition that students successfully complete the academic stage of their training to the Bar Standards Board's satisfaction and have enrolled as a student member of one of the Inns of Court.

Please note that from July 2021 requirements for being called to the Bar by an Inn of Court will include an additional criminal records check.

English Language Requirements

This course requires IELTS of 7.5 in all elements of the test (or an equivalent English Language Proficiency test).

What students think about Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Uzma, MSc Accounting and Finance, India

    “I aspire to be an expert in the field of accounting and finance. The course has allowed me to fill my knowledge gaps. It has trained me to think analytically and marry theoretical aspects to practical scenarios. The course framework is well structured and offers more than what is expected from a postgraduate course.”

    Leah, BA (Hons) Business Psychology, China

    “The teachers and unit leaders are all very helpful and willing to help us understand anything we seem to have trouble with. They give us all the support we need. I am looking forward to interning during my studies in a role that relates to being a business psychologist. I am hoping after my studies that I can secure a full-time job in this career.”

    Mohammed, MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management, India

    “I chose Manchester Met because of its ranking, location and because of the specific programme offered. Manchester Met is the perfect place. The people and culture are great, and the lecturers are amazing. They offer a personal touch.”

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