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Cardiff University LLM Bar Training Course
Cardiff University

LLM Bar Training Course

Cardiff, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

05 Sep 2024

GBP 22,700 / per year **


* first come, first served basis

** for overseas | for home: £18,950


Our LLM Bar Training Course offers intensive, postgraduate-level studies to those who wish to qualify as a barrister but who also wish to undertake research at the Master’s level. This course is taken after undergraduate study and before the period of work-based learning, known as pupillage.

This programme enables you to acquire the skills, knowledge of procedure and evidence for you to meet the Bar Standards Board (BSB) criteria, as set out in their Professional Statement for Barristers.

Our programme aims to foster a professional and ethical approach to practice as a barrister, whilst giving you an informed view of a barrister’s working life and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing the legal profession in today’s world.

The teaching is generally timetabled between Monday and Thursday (i.e. no more than four days), to provide time for personal study. Advocacy and conferencing will be taught intensively in two-hour sessions to no more than six students. You will also be able to undertake a specialist advocacy option.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake the BSB centrally set assessments in December, April and August during the academic year you are enrolled as a student.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to be called to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying session requirement of your Inn of Court).

Why Study this Course

A Unique Offering

We are the only Russell Group University to offer an LLM in Bar Training.

Learn from Professionals

All our tutors have practised as barristers or solicitors and their ethos is one of friendly professionalism and mutual respect.

Research your Areas of Interest

Conduct a Research Project or a Reflective Portfolio which will develop your legal research skills and knowledge.

Significant Face-to-Face Support

Our staff/student ratio ensures you receive substantial individual feedback and support to prepare you for the BSB centralised assessments.


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