This course is for students undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) who would like to convert their BPTC into an LLM.
The BPTC conversion course is only open to students who commenced the previous version of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) within the last five years and before and 2017/18. The new Bar Vocational Studies Course contains an integrated LLM option so there is no need for a conversion course.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
For more information see our main Visa page.
*Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
This course has no timetabled classes beyond an initial induction.
We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.
To be awarded the LLM in Professional Legal Skills you need to complete a dissertation on a personally selected topic. When you apply for the LLM you will be asked to put forward a proposal for this dissertation.
The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.
This course has been developed specifically to assist students in achieving their career aspirations. Students who have pupillage can use work on their dissertation to show their commitment to an area of practice. Students seeking pupillage or going into other areas of legal work can use the dissertation to strengthen their CV.