BPTC providers compared


 
    Places   Fees (2016/17)   Contact time   Option subjects   Pro bono   A distinguishing feature
                           
  BPP Law School, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham
  Across all sites: 
FT: 408
PT: 144
  FT: £15,680
PT: £7,840 pa
  FT: 10-12 hrs/wk on 4 days
PT: 6hrs/week
  • Asylum, Detention, Deportation & Extradition
• Commercial Litigation

• Company
• Crime 
• Employment 
• Family 
• Intellectual Property 
• Judicial Review
• Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence 
• Professional Discipline
• Property & Chancery
  The pro bono centre offers the Human Rights Unit, Legal Advice Clinic, Employment Law Telephone Advice Line, Streetlaw etc. A minimum of 5 hours must be committed to pro bono.   LLM in Professional Legal Practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  BPP Law School
London
  Across all sites: 
FT: 408
PT: 144
  FT: £19,070
PT: £9,535 pa
  FT: 10-12 hrs/wk on 4 days
PT: 6 hrs/week
  • Asylum, Detention, Deportation & Extradition 
• Commercial Litigayion
• Company 
• Crime
• Employment 
• Family 
• Intellectual Property 
• International Trade 
• Judicial Review 
• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence 
• Professional Discipline 
• Property & Chancery 
• Public International Criminal Law
  The pro bono centre offers the Human Rights Unit, Legal Advice Clinic, Employment Law Telephone Advice Line, Streetlaw etc. A minimum of 5 hours must be committed to pro bono.   LLM in Professional Legal Practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  Bristol Law School at UWE   FT: 84
PT: 48
  FT: £13,795
PT: £6,898 pa
  FT: 15 hrs/wk over 4 days
PT: 1 weekend per month
  • Clinical Negligence 
• Commercial
• Crime
• Employment
• Family
• International Trade
• Landlord & Tenant
• Refugee & Asylum
  Bristol Law Court Clinic provides assistance at Bristol Civil Justice centre.   Small cohort.
                           
  Cardiff Law School,
Cardiff University
  FT: 84   FT: £14,340   FT: 10-14 hrs/wk Mon-Thu   • Child Care
• Commercial
• Company
• Crime
• Employers Liability & Clinical Negligence
• Employment
• Family
  A range of pro bono through the 'Law in the Real World' program, including involvement with the Innocence Project. Also runs a legal clinic in conjunction with the NHS Continuing Care Scheme.   Small cohort. LLM in Professional Legal Practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  City Law School   FT: 380
PT: 60
  FT: £18,000
PT: £9,000 pa
  FT: 12-14 hrs/wk on 3 days
PT: 6 hrs/wk over 2 evenings
  • Commercial 
• Company 
• Crime
• Domestic Violence
• Employment
• Family
• Free Representation Unit
• Fraud & Financial Crime
• Landlord & Tenant
• Professional Negligence
• Social Security
  Pro bono unit offers in-house Advice Clinic, Innocence Project, Streetlaw programme, School Exclusion Project etc.   BPTC students can study for a LLM in Professional Legal Practice. Many of the teaching staff have authored the BPTC core texts.
                           
  Manchester Metropolitan University    FT: 108
 PT: 48
   FT: £13,930
 PT: £6,965 pa
  FT: 10-12 hrs/wk on 4 days
PT: 6-8 hrs 1 day per fortnight
  • Business & Corporate Finance
• Civil
• Civil Claims arising out of Criminal Proceedings
• Crime
• Employment
• Family Law
• Judicial Review
• Personal Injury
  Pro bono activities include Citizens Advice Bureaux, Judicial Review work etc in Manchester.   Strong links with the Northern circuit. Advocacy masterclasses and a practitioner mentor scheme. Additional classes on ethics, careers etc.
                           
  Northumbria University School of Law   FT: 100
PT: 24
  FT: £12,500
PT: £6,250 (per year)
  FT: 14hrs/wk on 4 days
PT: 7hrs/wk over 1 day
  • Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury
• Commercial
• Criminal
• Employment
• Family
• Housing
• Student Law Office
  The Student Law Office is a wide-ranging legal advice centre.   LLM in Advanced Legal Practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  Nottingham Law School   N/A   FT: £14,100   FT: 10-12hrs/wk on 4 days   • Civil (Judicial Review)
• Commercial
• Crime
• Employment
• Family
• Immigration
• Landlord & Tenant
  Via the pro bono centre: providing advice to employment clinic clients, interviewing clients and preparing witness statements for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, supporting litigants in person at the Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Hearing Centre, Legal Advice Centre and Streetlaw.   Normally requires entrants have a minimum 2:1 degree. BPTC students can study for a top up LLM.
                           
  University of Law
Birmingham and Leeds
  Across all branches:
FT: 372
PT: 84
  FT: £15,480
PT: 7,740 pa
  FT: 12 hrs/wk 
PT: 13 hrs/weekend, 14 weekends/year
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
• Chancery
• Commercial
• Crime
• Employment
• Family
• Immigration & asylum
• Judicial Review
• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  Via pro bono placements students can provide advice to employment clinic clients, represent clients before employment tribunals or work on asylum cases for the Refugee Council. Students can also assist at a Legal Advice Centre and Streetlaw.   Requires entrants have a minimum 2:1 degree. BPTC graduates also earn 80% of the credits towards an LLM. The remaining credits can be completed by completing a dissertation.
                           
  University of Law
London
  Across all branches:
FT: 372
PT: 84
  FT: £19,040
PT: 9,520 pa
  FT: 12 hrs/wk 
PT: 12 hrs/weekend, 14 weekends/year
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
• Chancery
• Commercial
• Crime

• Employment
• Family
• Immigration & asylum
• Judicial Review
• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  Via pro bono placements students can provide advice to employment clinic clients, represent clients before employment tribunals or work on asylum cases for the Refugee Council. Students can also assist at a Legal Advice Centre and Streetlaw.   Requires entrants have a minimum 2:1 degree. BPTC graduates also earn 80% of the credits towards an LLM. The remaining credits can be completed by completing a dissertation.
                           
         

 

              This table is based on information provided to the Chambers Student Guide in October 2016. All data is for the 2016/17 academic year.