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With over 25 years’ experience in delivering professional legal qualifications, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. Our courses focus on your employability, developing your skills as a lawyer and giving you the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. So you're ready to embrace the demands of practice from day one. That's why 96.5% of our postgraduate law students have secured employment or further study.*
*of surveyed students graduating from BPP University Law School postgraduate courses in 2017.
Looking to study before September 2020? Our GDL is the conversion course for non-law graduates, giving you the fundamental legal knowledge and professional skills you need to succeed in your future career as a solicitor or barrister. It is recognised as completion of the academic stage by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB).
Non-law (GDL) graduates are often in demand by recruiters as they can offer a diverse range of transferable skills. With our focus on employability, you will receive the best possible preparation to secure a training contract or pupillage.
Our LLM [Law Conversion] also provides the essential training to convert your non-law degree and qualifies for postgraduate funding up to £10,906.
Our new Law Conversion Course (PGDL), developed following extensive research with firms, chambers and aspiring lawyers, is your first step into a legal career. It is available to study from September 2020.
This course allows for progression onto the current LPC or future SQE preparation course for solicitors*, or our Barrister Training Course (BTC). It’s built for practising law and not just to pass your assessments.
You’ll learn like a lawyer from the outset, with opportunities to apply your growing legal knowledge, professional capabilities and problem-solving skills. Through our advanced approach, your preparation for practice starts from day one.
*Subject to the SRA's transitional rules on the SQE.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, known as the Legal Practice Course (LPC) gives you the essential training you need to become a qualified solicitor. Our LPC is much more than a qualification – it is a grounding in the key skills you will need to succeed.
We will equip you with more than just legal knowledge – we focus on the all-round legal skills and commercial awareness employers are seeking. Our LPC is your bridge between the academic world and professional life in a law firm, giving you the necessary legal knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today’s market. Our cutting-edge Legal Technology Innovation and Design optional module will also introduce you to the innovation and project management skills desired by legal recruiters.
Incorporating our LPC, the LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,906 and gives you the essential training you need to become a qualified solicitor.
The Barrister Training Course (BTC) is our new professional training course for aspiring barristers. Developed in close collaboration with chambers and taught by experienced practitioners, our innovative approach provides the essential legal knowledge and advocacy skills you will need to succeed in practice.
From day one, you’ll learn to think and act like a barrister. You will apply your knowledge to realistic legal scenarios of the type you are likely to encounter within pupillage. By developing your advocacy skills throughout, you’ll emerge confident and polished before you step into a courtroom.
BPP graduates have secured more pupillages in barristers’ chambers than those of any other provider.*
*BPTC graduates commencing pupillage between 2013-2017, aggregated. Source: BPTC Key Statistics, Bar Standards Board, 2019.
Choosing to study a Master of Laws, or LLM, could give you an advantage in an increasingly competitive market, by providing you with practical and relevant knowledge of the key issues in a specialised area of law. You can select from one of our eight specialist Master’s programmes. Each is fully flexible with full-time and part-time study options, meaning that you can undertake an LLM at any time in your academic or professional career.
Our LLM offers a wide range of specialist areas to help you develop your legal skills and knowledge and is also available for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,906.
We’re introducing new courses to prepare students for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), an assessment that all aspiring solicitors will soon be required to pass. The changes are being implemented by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), with the first SQE assessment scheduled to be available from Autumn 2021 at the earliest.
Our new Law Conversion Course (PGDL) has been designed following extensive research with law firms and aspiring law students. Upon completion, you’ll have the option to progress onto the LPC, or undertake one of our SQE preparation courses.*
However, in the meantime, the GDL and LPC route remains valid and highly regarded by legal employers.
*Subject to the SRA’s transitional rules on the SQE.
Funding your studies
Your studies should be a smart investment. That’s why we offer a range of options to help you fund your legal training.
Postgraduate funding – our masters’ courses qualify for postgraduate funding up to £10,906
Law scholarships – we support the brightest future legal talent from all backgrounds with over £1 million available in funds
Future Finance – you can borrow between £2,500 and £40,000 to pay tuition fees and living expenses for higher education in the UK*
For more information, visit bpp.com/study/funding.
*Please note that we act as a credit broker to Future Finance and are not responsible for providing the loan or assessing your eligibility for a loan. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website.
Register for a Legal Careers Event
Get all the guidance you need to start your legal career journey at our Getting Ahead legal careers workshops. Speak to lawyers and tutors, get practical employability advice and experience a taster session.
Or join our Virtual Open Evenings, where you’ll learn even more about your course of choice, directly from our course leaders.
To register, visit bpp.com/events.