Bristol Law School at UWE - True Picture

The facts

Location: Bristol (outside city centre)

Number of LPC places: 60-65 FT, 35 PT

Number of BPTC places: 84 FT, 48 PT

LPC fees (2015/16): £10,900 FT, £5,450 PT

BPTC fees (2015/16): £13,695 FT, £6,484 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. Bristol's LPC will appeal to those seeking both high-street and commercial training contracts, particularly in the South West. It's the preferred provider for a lot of the big Bristol firms, 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 does offers one-to-one advocacy training, which some might not like, but there are 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  
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  • GDL  
  • Robert Owen 
  • Email: robert2.owen@uwe.
  • LPC  
  • Jane Waddell  
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  • BPTC  
  • Delyth James  
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  • Professional courses  
  • Phillip Millington 
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  • Postgraduate law courses 
  • Lachmi Singh  
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University profile UWE Bristol has a reputation for “excellence” and for delivering courses (full and part-time) of the very highest quality. Our courses are taught by the tutors who design and write them; experienced Solicitors or Barristers teaching within their own subject areas.

Graduate Diploma in Law Our GDL enables non-law graduates to progress with confidence to the LPC/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 Our LPC course has a longstanding reputation of the highest quality, giving students a foundation for a career in Law. We offer a broad based Stage 1 designed to prepare students for the full variety of practice followed by a comprehensive selection of elective subjects in Stage 2.

Bar Professional Training Course With its reputation for teaching excellence, high levels of student satisfaction and outstanding pastoral care, our BPTC is highly commended by the BSB With exceptional links with the local Bar which provide four advocacy and mooting competitions sponsored by local Chambers and an additional Western Circuit sponsored advocacy prize. Students have the opportunity to become accredited civil commercial mediators without having to pay a top-up fee for the mediation course.