- Founded :1976 year
- Type of University : Private
- StudyQA ranking: 778 pts.
- Offered programms: 5 MA 1 MBA
- Study mode: 6 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
BPP University is a private university specialising in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, 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 Group. The Apollo Group was taken over by a private equity consortium in February 2017, triggering a review of BPP University's university status and degree awarding powers.
BPP was founded by Alan Brierley, Richard Price and Charles Prior in 1976 as Brierley Price Prior to provide exam training to accountancy students. In 1992 BPP Law School was founded and in 2005 joined forces with the newly formed BPP Business School under the name BPP College. BPP University was founded by Carl Lygo (who would become the founding Vice-Chancellor), Amanda Blackmore (the first Deputy Vice Chancellor), Peter Crisp (Dean of the Law School) and Chris Maguire (Dean of Academic Affairs).
In 2007 BPP College obtained degree-awarding powers, the first publicly owned private company in the UK to do so, based on examination by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). In June 2009 BPP Holdings, the holding company that owned the college, was bought for £303.5M by Apollo Global. In July 2010, BPP College was granted university college status and the name became BPP University College.
In August 2013 BPP University College was awarded university status and changed its name to BPP University. On August 29 2015, BPP University partnered up with Roots IVY University College, a for-profit Pakistan education group, to provide undergraduate BPP law degree's to students enrolled at Roots campus in Pakistan.
In February 2017, BPP University's American owners, the Apollo Education Group, were taken over by a consortium of private equity investors. This triggered a review of the institution's university status and degree awarding powers, described by vice chancellor Carl Lygo in Times Higher Education as "not a rubber-stamp process". Lygo also said that "Neither of the new owners has any record in delivering higher education in the UK and so their plans will be carefully scrutinised by the Department for Education". Lygo left as Vice Chancellor in March 2017.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
When you become a student at BPP University, you can access our team of dedicated Student Advisers and International Student Advisers who will provide you with practical advice and assistance. They ensure any questions or issues that arise during your studies are dealt with quickly and effectively so you don’t need to worry and can concentrate on your studies.
We offer confidential advice on a range of non-academic issues including healthcare, accommodation, travel and local area information.
During your time at BPP University you can benefit from the following services:
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.