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BPP University is a private university which specialises in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, psychology and healthcare. It’s spread across the UK in a number of city centre locations. In 2013 it was named the UK's Best Higher Education Provider by Education Investor Magazine
The University is employer-led and their programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the relevant fields. Most of their tutors have real-world practitioner experience, so you’ll gain the practical skills and academic knowledge needed for success.
As well as the standard three year degree, BPP also provide accelerated degrees over two years to reduce the time you invest and get you into your career sooner.
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The Abingdon site is home to BPP’s McTimoney College of Chiropractic is located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Set in traditional English countryside, just eight miles south of Oxford, Abingdon is one of Britain’s oldest towns. It’s an ideal spot if you enjoy sport, with cycle paths, a sports and leisure centre and host of local activities to try. There is also the opportunity to join the local rowing club who train along a scenic stretch of the River Thames. For the less sporty, Abingdon can be enjoyed for its scenery, shopping and café culture.
BPP’s study centre incorporates a real, working clinic. The University undertake teaching and clinical training in small groups and you will get practical, hands-on experience by treating local patients. On site is also a lecture theatre, technique room with practical benches and teaching models , classrooms, library and IT room.
The BBP Birmingham site is based in the bustling commercial centre - the Colmore business and legal district - close to several mainline train stations as well as a host of other transport links. The sites boasts classrooms, a library and a range of quiet study zones, dedicated student advice and a Careers Service on-site and a multi-faith room.
BPP University Bristol is located in the heart of the city off the historic Queen Square. It’s just 10 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station, and the city has one of the strongest legal sectors outside London and is home to many national firms, including Osborne Clarke and Simmons & Simmons. The site boasts classrooms and a library with a range of quiet study zones.
Cambridge BPP University in Cambridge is located in the heart of the city, just a two-minute walk from the central bus station, a five minute bus ride from the train station. The site boasts classrooms, a student lounge, a library, computers and a prayer room.
Know as Whitehall Quay, BPP’s Leeds site is situated in the heart of the city,just a 3-minute walk from Leeds train station and the main shopping areas. It boasts a mock courtroom, lecture theatre, classrooms, a library with quiet zones, on-site computers and a multi-faith room. Leeds is the largest legal centre in the UK outside London and one of the largest financial services and insurance centres in the country with over 30 national and international banks.
BPP University’s study centre is based in central Liverpool in the heart of the legal district. It is located next to the Crown Court, railway and bus stations and is adjacent to the new retail attraction, Liverpool One Shopping Centre. The site boasts classrooms, a library with a range of quiet study zones and computers.
There are six sites in London including Croydon, The City, Holborn, Kings Cross, Shepard’s Bush and Waterloo, boasting lecture theatres, classrooms, mock courtrooms, libraries, social spaces, computer suites and multi-faith rooms.
London City is the home of BPP University’s Business School. Located on the Square Mile, next to ‘The Gherkin’ and Lloyd’s of London, it is at the heart of the City and easily accessible from Bank and Liverpool Street underground stations and numerous bus stops nearby.
BPP University’s Law School is based in the heart of London’s legal district. The study centre in Holborn is close to the historic Inns of Court and Law Society and is just a few minutes’ walk from Holborn and Chancery Lane underground stations.
BPP University’s study centre is located in the historic St. James’s building on Oxford Street, only a two-minute walk from Oxford Road train station and five minutes from the main shopping areas. Manchester, with one of the largest student populations in Europe, is a thriving commercial centre. A staggering 65 of the FTSE 100 companies are based there, including household names such as Google, The Co-op and BBC. The site boasts a lecture theatre, classrooms, a library with a range of study zones, mock courtrooms, a pro bono centre, a student lounge and a multi-faith room.
BPP University was original founded in 1976 as Brierley Price Prior to provide exam training to accountancy students. In 1992 BPP Law School was founded and, along with the BPP Business School in 2005 it became BPP College.
In 2007 it became the first private company to obtain degree-awarding powers and in 2013 it was awarded university status and changed its name to BPP University.
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Fees & Finance
Please note that English and Welsh students can only apply for a tuition fee loan of up to a maximum of £6,000 (full-time) or £4,500 (part-time) per academic year. For students from Northern Ireland, the maximum tuition fee loan available is £3,805 per academic year.
Scholarships & Bursaries
The University has plenty of scholarships and bursaries available for new and existing students including hardship funds, excellence bursaries, and the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship, as well as scholarships for individual subjects. For more information, please see their scholarships homepage.
Every BPP University programme has its own dedicated virtual learning environment (VLE) area along with location specific content and information. The University uses a wide range of multi-media applications, such as 'Camtasia' screen presentations and live interactive online tutorials on some programmes, video content, live chat, computer-based tests and other resources in popular digital formats.
As a student at the University you also have online access to library resources including legal, business and health research resources, online books and eJournals.
BPP’s online classroom enables tutors and students to collaborate in real-time classroom activities from anywhere in the world. Tutors can share PowerPoint presentations and other learning resources.
The students’ union put on a number of events throughout the year for BPP students such as ski trips, balls, seminars, social nights and outings. They University also have a number of societies and sports clubs you can take part in.
BPP University Careers Service offers a comprehensive range of services to enable you to achieve your career goals. They can help and support you in securing a graduate role on completion of your studies or help you develop your career skills and knowledge to enter or progress in a wide range of careers. You can book a career appointment; attend a mock interview; access online careers resources, including careers guides, employer videos, and psychometric tests.
BPP also invite speakers from a range of firms, chambers and other organisations for events throughout the year. These events are the perfect way for students to decide on a career path and network with employers, alumni and members of the professions.
You can get involved with BPP’s Employability Award to recognise your achievements at university, set goals for the future and improve your skills. It involves you:
Undertaking paid work/volunteering/community work/work experience or placement and attending careers events
Attending focused coaching sessions
Completing a skills-assessment questionnaire at the start of the programme
Keeping an up-to-date CV
Completing a self-reflection logbook, detailing your planning, goals of what you want to achieve, records of evidence and learning
Presenting a summary and submitting a report which meet the goals set within the coaching sessions and outlining key skills development and self- reflection
You can also join Access to Practice which matches you with a legal professional who will mentor you. Its aim is to provide students who want to pursue a career in the legal profession with a support network and a key contact to whom they can turn for advice.
Health & Wellbeing
The University offer a dedicated counselling service for students at all BPP University study centres.
The Learning Support team at BPP provides support to assist you with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, low vision or blind, deaf or hearing loss, wellbeing and mental health issues, health conditions and much more. Working with the team ensures you gain full access to the University facilities and your learning, and they can help you apply for funding to assist you.
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The accommodation team can help you find housing in all the major cities where their courses take place. They can advise on the best areas to look for temporary, short and long-term accommodation and can help you find rooms in private halls of residence, flat shares with other BPP University students and private rental properties.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language the University asks for an IELTS score 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 for each component.
BPP welcomes students from around the world, offering an international, culturally diverse environment in which to study. Their international support team can help accepted international students with their transition to life and study in the UK. They also offer pre-arrival consultation and support and when you arrive in the UK they can provide an airport pickup and accommodation service, a welcome leaflet and orientation sessions – although services vary in each study centre.