Location: Coldharbour Lane, Bristol
Number of LPC places: 100 FT, 100 PT
Number of BPTC places: 96 FT, 48 PT
LPC fees (2018/19): £11,500 FT, £5,750 PT
BPTC fees (2018/19): £14,000 FT, £7,000 PT
...on the teaching:
“I enjoyed the fact that the teaching was more similar to traditional university courses than other law schools.”
“The tutors were highly experienced, and were happy to explain anything you may have missed.”
“I could attend the course two days a week, which allowed me to work alongside my LPC.”
...on the facilities:
“The library resources were excellent.”
...on the fees:
“The fees were cheaper, which was a big priority for me as I was paying for the LPC myself.”
...on getting a job:
“The tutors didn't just give us practical examples; they also helped us network.”
Sun, sea and cider: Bristol's a great city, although we should note that UWE is a little out of town. UWE's LPC will appeal to those seeking both high-street and commercial training contracts, particularly in the South West. It has a large alumni network in the region, and offers a pleasingly broad spread of electives. The BPTC benefits from its links to the Western Circuit, but compared to London that's a small market with a handful of pupillages each year. The Bar course offers one-to-one advocacy training and there are also mock trial and pro bono opportunities to help students sharpen their verbal rapiers.
Bristol Law School at UWE
Bristol Law School,
University of the West of England,
Both the LPC and BPTC are offered as Master's programmes, allowing eligible students to apply for a postgraduate loan to fund their studies. There are different options to complete the Master's programme, these focus on continuing your professional development as a reflective practitioner with responsibility for your own development and learning.
Our benefits: regional law fair and meet the employers fair; networking and careers events (including our distinguished executive address series); dedicated professional law teaching and common rooms; mock courtrooms (used by legal practitioners and students); comprehensive online resources, including recorded lectures; extensive law library; pro bono unit, with a range of award-winning activities.
Graduate Diploma in Law
LLM Advanced Legal Practice (LPC)
Workshop teaching happens in small, interactive groups with an emphasis on intensive, personal tuition. Here, you will learn by doing within a supportive, friendly environment, developing the skills and knowledge to excel in your role as a solicitor. You will benefit from flexible modes of study and a choice of timetabling options. There are strong links to local and regional practice, including a placement scheme run in conjunction with Bristol Law Society.
LLM Bar Professional Training Studies (BPTC)
Linkedin Bristol Law School