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About BPP University


BPP University is one of the UK’s leading Universities dedicated to business and the professions and in 2010 became the winner of the prestigious Education Investor award "Post 16 education provider of the year". BPP University has centres throughout the UK and also in Amsterdam, Holland.

BPP University is a separate legal entity and division within the wider BPP Professional Education group. BPP University has its own separate governance and regulatory structure reflecting the national importance of BPP University as a degree awarding body approved by the UK’s Privy Council.

BPP University has its origins in BPP Law School, which was established in 1992 and soon became one of the leading postgraduate Law Schools in the UK. In 2005 BPP Law School established what is now known as BPP University combining BPP's unique history since 1976 of training accountancy and finance specialists throughout Europe with the establishment of BPP Business School under the central regulatory umbrella of BPP University. In 2011 BPP University established BPP School of Health and in 2012, BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies. BPP University comprises of BPP Business School, BPP Law School, BPP School of Health and the BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies

In the 2011-2012 academic year 7,752 students studied with BPP University (5,808 full-time students and 1,944 part-time students). In terms of full-time equivalent (FTE) students we had 6,780 FTE with 1,532 FTE students studying on undergraduate programmes, 4,059 FTE students studying on postgraduate and graduate programmes and 1,107.5 FTE students studying on non-credit bearing programmes (mainly preparing for external professional assessments).

During the academic year 2011-2012 BPP University had 963 permanently employed staff operating its study programmes from eight UK locations (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Swindon). Approximately 80% of BPP University's students are of Home/EU status. Although BPP's first undergraduate intake was in 2009, the initial destination and leavers survey of our first cohort of undergraduates shows that all of them have either secured employment or have gone into further graduate/postgraduate education.


Our mission

BPP University is a specialist provider of professional and business education whose mission is to challenge the education status quo to improve the lives of our students and whose aims are:

“To promote excellence in professional education by being forward-thinking, progressive and innovative, to bridge the gap between education and professional practice, to inspire and challenge tomorrow’s business and professional people in a supportive learning environment.”


Your ambition realised

We provide professionals with the tools they need to boost their prospects and expand their capabilities. Our training courses and degree programmes are designed to help you break into some of the most respected and prestigious careers available.

Whichever stage you are at, our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress and maintain your edge in a competitive market.


BPP Schools


BPP Business School

BPP Business School is part of BPP University, one of the UK’s leading universities dedicated to business and the professions and Europe’s largest university of professional education.

Being part of the wider BPP Group, which trains numerous professionals within the FTSE 100 companies, means that we continue to nurture relationships with the professional world to ensure our programmes are relevant to today’s business needs. Whether you study in London, or at our other great city locations in Manchester or Birmingham, our outstanding facilities and professional environment prepare you for the corporate world from day one.

BPP Law School

BPP Law School's reputation for excellence, built on our proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in law, is why many students choose to study with us.

It's not by chance that over 25 of the leading law firms in the UK send their trainees only to BPP Law School for their legal education. BPP Law School is based in two centres in London, in the heart of legal London in Holborn and on the Southbank at Waterloo. BPP Law School also has centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester and Swindon.


BPP School of Health

BPP School of Health provides you with the knowledge and practical skills you need for a professional healthcare career. BPP School of Health provides higher education in psychology, nursing, chiropractic and health and social care.

Based in London, Abingdon and Manchester, our centres offer the comprehensive support and resources that you will need to be successful in your studies.


BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies

BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies was formed in 2012 in response to the Milburn report calling for greater diversity within the UK professions. To read this report please see Unleashing Aspiration: The Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions (Publication year: 2009) and Fair Access to Professional Careers A progress report by the Independent Reviewer on Social Mobility and Child Poverty (Publication year: 2012).

BPP University offers many programmes that are a gateway to students entering and practising a profession which may traditionally have been under represented by certain sections of society. One of the aims of the School of Foundation and English Language Studies is to foster our diverse students’ educational development, along with the necessary skills to pursue a business, law or healthcare degree with BPP University, in an atmosphere of support and understanding.

BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies is based in London Shepherd's Bush.