BPP Law School

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BPP Law School
BPP Law School.jpg
Motto Your Ambition Realised
Parent school BPP University
Established 1992
School type Private, for-profit
Dean Peter Crisp[1]
Location Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Holborn and Waterloo) and Manchester, United Kingdom
Enrollment 5,500
Faculty Law
Website bpp.com/law

BPP University Law School is a private, for-profit provider of professional and academic legal education in the United Kingdom. It has eight branches in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Holborn and Waterloo) and Manchester. The school is owned by BPP Holdings, a division of the Apollo Group.


BPP University Law School was established in 1992 to offer training to students wanting to qualify as solicitors or barristers in England and Wales. It was the founding school of what is now BPP University. Through its parent institution the law school has degree awarding powers, awarded by the Privy Council in 2007.[2][3] BPP University Law School was set up by Mike Semple Piggot, then run by Carl Lygo and Professor Peter Crisp.

BPP University Law School has ties to a consortium of "Magic Circle" and "Silver Circle" law firms to educate their future trainees. The school is used by more than 50 City of London law firms to educate their lawyers.[4] The school is a vocational provider of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for future Solicitors. From September 2013, in addition to the standard LPC, students can study a Master of Arts (LPC with Business) which gives students a Master's degree in both law and business. The school also offers the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (formerly known as the Bar Vocational Course, or the BVC) for future barristers and awards the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (for those coming directly from a non-LL.B. qualification), Graduate LL.B. (GDL Conversion) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. In 2009 BPP University Law School provided its first programmes in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degrees, whose students qualify for loans by way of the student loans company.

The law school also runs pro bono centres around the United Kingdom. The projects are delivered by BPP law school students with guidance from qualified lawyers.[5]

Academic programmes[edit]

Undergraduate programmes[edit]

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology[6]

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • LLB (Hons) [GDL Conversion]
  • LLM (Chinese Business and Investment Law)
  • LLM (Commercial Law)
  • LLM (Comparative Commercial Law)
  • LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)
  • LLM (International Business Law)
  • LLM (International Comparative Tax Law)
  • LLM (Islamic Finance and Business Law)
  • LLM (Professional Legal Practice)
  • LLM (Trans-national Criminal Justice)
  • MA (LPC with Business)[7]

Pathway programmes[edit]

Pathway programmes are non-degree programmes.

  • Foundation Certificate in Legal Studies
  • International Foundation Certificate in Legal Studies
  • International Pre-Masters Diploma in Legal Studies
  • Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Legal Studies
  • Pre-Masters Diploma in Legal Studies[8][9]


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