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BPTC Providers Comparison Table

Want to become a barrister and wondering how to choose a BPTC provider? You’ve come to the right place! This page features our BPTC course comparison table, which details various BPTC providers, course details, tuition fees, assessment days and scholarships available.


There are many factors to consider when considering BPTC providers. For example, does the law school offer scholarships to assist with tuition fees? Do you want to study full-time or part-time? Is there an assessment day and what will that entail? For example, at some law schools, this assessment day may involve an essay-based exam, an interview or a mock court hearing speech. For the details of these assessments, as well as information on entry requirements and course structure, it’s important to look at the individual law school’s website.

Following the Bar Standards Board’s review of training for the Bar, BPP is introducing a new barrister training course called the BTC which will replace their BPTC courses from September 2020. The University of Law will also introduce a new course called the Bar Practice Course. The courses listed below refer to these.

Please note that the information in this BPTC providers comparison tool is checked and updated regularly to the best of our ability. However, the information may be subject to change and we therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information at all times.

We therefore recommend contacting the BPTC providers directly before making any significant BPTC course application decisions.

BPTC ProviderFull time/Part timeCourse Fees (2020-21)Course startScholarships available?Contact details
BPP Law School - LondonBothTBCSeptemberTBC03300 603 100

BPP Law School - LeedsBothTBCSeptemberTBC03300 603 100

BPP Law School - ManchesterYTBCSeptemberTBC03300 603 100

BPP University - BirminghamYTBCSeptemberTBC03300 603 100

BPP University - BristolYTBCSeptemberTBC03300 603 100

The University of Law - LondonBoth£13,000 - £16,000 (depending on start date)July/September£1,000 - £3,0000808 253 8302
The University of Law - BirminghamBoth£11,750 - £14,450 (depending on start date)July/September£1,000 - £3,0000808 253 8302
The University of Law BristolFull time£11,750September£1,000 - £3,0000808 253 8302
The University of Law - LeedsBoth£11,750 - £14,450 (depending on start date)July/September£1,000 - £3,0000808 253 8302
The University of Law ManchesterFull time£11,750September£1,000 - £3,0000808 253 8302
The University of Law NottinghamFull time£11,750September£1,000 - £3,0000808 253 8302
The City Law School - LondonFrom £16,500 - £19,500 depending on course optionSeptemberUp to £5,000020 7040 5060
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityBoth£13,500SeptemberNot stated0161 247 2000
Nottingham Law SchoolFull timeTBCTBCTBC0115 848 4460
The University of Northumbria at NewcastleBoth£12,000SeptemberNot stated0191 232 6002
University of the West of England - BristolBoth£15,000SeptemberNot stated0117 965 6261
Cardiff Law SchoolFull timeTBCSeptemberTBC0292 087 4000

For more information on the BPTC, visit our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) page.

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