BPP was established in 1976 by Alan Brierley, Richard Price and Charles Prior to provide specialist training for accountancy qualifications. Pioneering the use of new word processing technology they created specialist study learning texts for those sitting chartered accountancy exams. They quickly grew, adding classroom tuition and opened learning centres around the UK and in Europe.
BPP University offers a wide range of modern, relevant postgraduate programmes and professional qualifications to help you realise your ambitions and tailor your learning to your specific interests.
We are dedicated to preparing you for a professional career. We offer a strong commercial approach, within a business culture designed to help you stand out in the workplace after you graduate. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health.
As a leading education provider, scholarship and research are also central to our mission. Articulating, developing and supporting scholarship and research activities receive our full commitment.
As a professionally focused University, we aspire to contribute to the development of the professions by delivering the best and most appropriate scholarship and research in each of our Schools’ contexts. BPP University fully recognises the various types of research and levels of evidence required and ensures that all its scholarly activity and research is of direct relevance to professional practice.
BPP University Careers Service offers a comprehensive range of services to enable you to achieve your career goals. We can provide help and support to assist 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.
We offer excellent support for our international students and our visa and careers teams will work closely with you before and after you study with us.
We welcome students from around the world – offering an international, culturally diverse environment in which to study. We are a Tier 4 Sponsor and are recognised as a Higher Education Institution.
As an international student, you can choose to study a range of our programmes full-time. We have specially designed Preparation Courses, which give you the opportunity to improve your English language skills and gain the necessary study skills and knowledge to complete a UK degree.
Although BPP University does not have any of its own residences or any partnerships with providers, we are able to advertise a number of options within the cities where we have our study centres. Our main objective is to provide you with some initial guidance on finding a place to live but the Independent Advice Team is there for you when things go wrong e.g. deposit disputes, poor maintenance and your rights as a tenant.
All BPP University learning centres have dedicated computer equipment and study areas for student use. You can make the most of our computer-based learning tools as well as our vast range of reading materials and resources available 24/7 via our online library and our virtual learning environment.
Our study centres are located in some of the UK’s most popular locations and you will learn in professional workspaces, with modern resources and the latest technology. We offer many of our law and business programmes at multiple centres. BPP University study centres are based across London, London City, London Holborn, London King's Cross, London Shepherd's Bush, London Waterloo and across the rest of the UK Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds Park Row, Leeds Whitehall Quay,Bristol and Abingdon (near Oxford).
BPP University Students Association offers an independent voice for our students, and works closely with BPP to put students at the heart of everything we do.They offer all students:
The QAA confirmed that BPP University meets the standards expected of a UK degree awarding body and had examples of best practice in the sector.
All the degrees have at least one accreditation or exemption from professional body qualifications to give you the specialised knowledge needed to progress quickly in your career.