BPP University is a private university specialising in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, technology, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, psychology and healthcare. BPP University has sites in several UK city centre locations, particularly in London. Since 2009 it has been owned and run by BPP Holdings, part of the US-based for-profit education company Apollo Education Group.
The university is a UK degree-awarding body with four schools: BPP University School of Business and Technology, BPP University Law School, BPP University School of Health and BPP University School of Nursing. The university was awarded the 2010 Education Investor award for ‘Post-16 Education Provider of the Year’ and Education Investor magazine’s ‘Higher/Professional Education Provider of the Year 2013’ award in November.
In June 2019, Times Higher Education reported that BPP owners, the Apollo Education Group, were looking to sell the University just two years after ownership changed hands in 2017.
In December 2019, The Lawyer reported that “BPP Law School has been taken off the market following six months in which no potential buyer willing to pay the asking price was found.”
The university offers degree programmes in law, business (management, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship, leadership) accounting, finance, psychology and health studies. In 2011, it had 6,780 students taking courses in its Business School, Law School, School of Health and School of Foundation & English Language Studies. A further 30,000 took accountancy qualifications with BPP’s professional training organisation BPP Professional Education. The university also manages and operates McTimoney College of Chiropractic and through that partnership offers four-year master’s degrees in Chiropractic.
“Pathway programmes” are non-degree programmes.
The university also provides a number of Professional Education courses, leading to exams taken with professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketering (CIM).
BPP Law School – Over 25 of the leading law firms in the UK send their trainees to BPP Law School for their legal education. BPP Law is based in two locations across London – Waterloo and Holborn – with other centres in the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Swindon.
BPP Business School – The BPP Business School trains professionals to work for FTSE 100 companies, and their close relationship with many of the leading companies in the world ensures that programmes are relevant to todays business requirements. Students can study in London or Manchester.
BPP School of Health – Providing students with the theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed, the BPP School of Health offers degrees in psychology, nursing, chiropractic and health and social care. Based in London, Manchester and Abingdon.
BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies – The BPP School of Foundation and Language was opened in 2012 with the aim of offering international students pathway to higher education programmes across the UK. Based in Shepherds Bush in London, students can choose from a range of courses including Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Health and Legal Studies.