BPTC providers compared

 

 

 

  Places   Fees (2017/18)   Contact time   Option subjects   Pro bono   A distinguishing feature
                           
  BPP Law School, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester   FTE: 1,584 (across all sites)   FT: £15,680
PT: £15,680 (both years, incl. £500 deposit + £550 BSB Fee)
  FT: 10-12hrs/wk on 4 days; PT: 6hrs/week   • Company Law
• Employment Law
• Property and Chancery
• Intellectual Property
• Family Law
• Advanced Criminal Litigation
• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
• Judicial Review
• Advanced Commercial Litigation
• Asylum, Detention, Deportation & Extradition
• Professional Discipline
  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   FTE: 1,584 (across all sites)   FT: £19,070
PT: £19,070 (both years, incl. £500 deposit + £550 BSB Fee)
  FT: 10-12hrs/wk on 4 days; PT: 6hrs/week   • Company Law
• Employment Law
• Property and Chancery
• Intellectual Property
• Family Law
• Advanced Criminal Litigation
• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
• Judicial Review
• Advanced Commercial Litigation
• Asylum, Detention, Deportation & Extradition
• Professional Discipline
• Public International (Criminal) Law (FT only)
• Law of International Trade (FT only)
  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: £14,000
PT: £7,000 (per year)
  FT: 15 hrs/wk over 4 days
PT: 1 weekend per month
  • Clinical Negligence
• Commercial
• Criminal
• 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: £15,200 (incl. £1,000 deposit)
PT: n/a
  FT: 10-14hrs/wk Mon-Thu   • Child Care
• Commercial Law
• Company Law
• Criminal Practice
• 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: £18,500
PT: £9,250 (per year)
  FT: 12-14hrs/wk on 3 days
PT: 6hrs/wk over 2 evenings
  • Advanced Criminal Litigation
• Commercial Law
• Company Law
• Domestic Violence
• Employment Law
• Family Law
• Fraud and Financial Crime
• Landlord & Tenant
• Free Representation Unit
• Social Security
• Professional Negligence
  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   FT: 10-12hrs/wk on 4 days
PT: 6-8hrs 1 day per fortnight
  • Advanced Civil Practice
• Advanced Criminal Practice
• Business Law & Corporate Finance
• Civil Claims arising out of Criminal Proceedings
• Employment Law
• Family Law
• Judicial Review
• Personal Injury Litigation
  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: £13,250
PT: £2,438 (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   FT: 120   FT: £14,800   FT: 10-12hrs/wk on 4 days   • Advanced Civil Practice (Judicial Review)
• Advanced Criminal Practice
• Commercial
• Employment
• Family
• Landlord and 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   New purpose-built courtroom. BPTC students can study for a top up LLM
                           
  University of Law, Birmingham and Leeds   FT: 132
PT: 36
  FT: £15,000
PT: £15,000 (both years)
  FT: 12 hrs/wk
PT: 12hrs/weekend – 14 weekends/year
  • Advanced Criminal Litigation
• Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
• Chancery
• Employment Tribunal Practice
• Family
• Immigration & Asylum
• International Commercial Practice
• 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   FT: 136   FT: £18,150
PT: £18,150 (both years)
  FT: 12 hrs/wk
PT: 12hrs/weekend – 14 weekends/year
  • Advanced Criminal Litigation
• Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
• Chancery
• Employment Tribunal Practice
• Family
• Immigration and asylum
• International Commercial Practice
• Judicial review
• Personal Injury and 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 Chambers Student in October 2017. All data is for the 2017/18 academic year.