Bristol Law School at UWE - True Picture

The facts

Location: Coldharbour Lane, Bristol

Number of LPC places: 60–65 FT, 35 PT

Number of BPTC places: 84 FT, 48 PT

LPC fees (2016/17): £10,950 FT, £5,475 PT 

BPTC fees (2016/17): £13,795 FT, £6,898 PT

Graduates say...

...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.”

Chambers says...

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,
BS16 1QY

  • Contact
  • GDL Robert Owen, robert2.owen@uwe.
  • LPC Jane Waddell,
  • BPTC Delyth James,
  • Professional courses Phillip Millington,
  • Postgraduate law courses Lachmi Singh,

School profile

UWE Bristol Law School is widely recognised as one of the leading providers of professional legal education in the UK. We have a reputation for excellence and for delivering courses (full and part-time) of the very highest quality. Our courses are taught by experienced solicitors or barristers teaching within their own subject areas. We have everything you need to enhance your career prospects and have a very strong track record of assisting students that have not secured training contracts or pupillage.

Graduate Diploma in Law

Our GDL enables you as a non-law graduate to progress with confidence to the LLM Advanced Legal Practice/ BPTC, and is supported by a dedicated team of tutors who understand the demands of the GDL route. The curriculum is divided into two teaching blocks with assessments after each block. Teaching is not shared with undergraduates.

Legal Practice Course

The practical, wide-ranging Legal Practice Course leading to a Master’s qualification, will provide you with the broad and rigorous foundation needed to be ‘practice ready’. Our LPC is the longest established in Bristol and the region with a reputation of the highest quality, giving students a strong foundation for a career in law. There are different options to complete your LLM, which allow you to focus on your continuing professional development as a reflective practitioner. Students can apply for PG loan funding to undertake the programme.

Bar Professional Training Course

With its reputation for teaching excellence, high levels of student satisfaction, outstanding pastoral care and firstclass facilities, our BPTC is highly commended by the BSB. There are exceptional links with the local Bar which provide for a number of advocacy and mooting competitions sponsored by local chambers and an additional Western Circuit sponsored advocacy prize. Included in the course fee is training which provides the opportunity for students to become accredited civil commercial mediators.