City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

This two-part programme option is designed for students who want to qualify for the Bar and who want to complete the skills modules in the shortest time possible. This programme is best suited for students who are self-motivated and disciplined in their approach to their studies, have stamina, are able to perform well under tight time pressures. You will be confident in own ability to study for knowledge examinations with the assistance of a carefully designed online course but with no face-to-face classroom teaching.

Bar Vocational Studies programmes also available:

Bar Vocational Studies (Full-time)

Bar Vocational Studies (Part-part)


Part One is an online course which has been carefully designed to enable you to study in your own time from any location and at times which suit you, but with the support of an experienced team of tutors. The focus is on the centrally-assessed modules of Civil Litigation, Evidence and Dispute Resolution, and Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing via our easy to use virtual learning platform. Part Two brings you back to the classroom to transform your skills in the remaining compulsory modules required for Call to the Bar.

Start Date:

Part One: July registration: July - December March registration: March - August Part Two: February registration: February ? June September registration: September - January.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £14,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £14,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £14,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Entry requirements for Part One: The minimum entry requirement is an undergraduate degree classified as not less than a lower-second class honours (2:2) or equivalent. This can be either a law degree or a non-law degree plus further graduate/postgraduate study in Law and in either case must cover the seven foundations of legal knowledge and satisfy the Professional Statement competence. For admission to Part Two: In addition to the entry requirements for Part One, you must have been accepted as a member of one of the Inns of Court by the time of registration on Part Two. If you have successfully completed Part One at another institution you may apply for Part Two only. You will be required to provide evidence of having passed Part One as a condition of entry. You do not need to have passed Part One in order to start Part Two.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to be able to demonstrate that their oral and written English ability is equivalent to at least one of the following: IELTS: A minimum score of 7.5 in each section of the test. Pearson Test of English: A minimum score of 73 in each part of the test.
  • IELTS score: 7.5