K M Enayet Hossain
01 June, 2021

5 min read


Why study a law course at BPP University, UK

Study a postgraduate and professional law course at BPP University School of Law, UK at its 7 study centres in 6 UK cities.

BPP University Law School was founded in 1992; it was the founding school of the university. The university is a specialist university in the UK for professional law courses. With over 25 years’ experience in delivering professional legal education, BPP university has built and shaped thousands of legal careers and is one of the UK’s leading law schools. 

BPP University, UK offers only postgraduate and professional courses for international students in the UK. Students can undertake the courses online or study full time at 7 study centres in 6 UK cities including London Holborn, London Waterloo, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester. 


Law courses at BPP University, UK


LLM – Master of Laws

BPP Master of Law courses offer a unique experience and education for professionals needing highly relevant expertise in key areas of law, along with practice of particular relevance to the modern financial and business world. You can select from specialist legal elective modules to build your own LLM course qualify with an LLM suited to your career objectives. LLM courses available by BPP University include:

LLM in Commercial Law
LLM in Comparative Commercial Law
LLM International Business Law
LLM in Financial Regulation and Compliance
LLM The Law Relating to Fraud and Financial Crime
LLM in Islamic Finance and Business Law
LLM in Transnational Criminal Justice
LLM in Chinese Investment and Business Law


LLM (Law Conversion)

The LLM (Law Conversion) course  is your path to a career in law for non-law graduates who studied different subjects in their bachelor, designed to prepare them for the next stage of legal training to become a solicitor or barrister. The LLM (Law Conversion) is awarded by BPP University and is recognised as completion of the academic stage by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB). On completion of the LLM (Law Conversion)  course, you can progress to the LPC or SQE preparation to become a solicitor or BTC to become a barrister.

PGDL (Law Conversion Course)

If you are a non-law graduate, PGDL (Law Conversion Course) is your first step into a legal career. Once you complete the PGDL course, you can progress to the LPC or SQE preparation to become a solicitor or BTC to become a barrister. The PGDL course at BPP University gives you the option to graduate with an LLM Law and Legal Practice qualification. 

BTC (Barrister Training Course)

The professional training course, BTC (Barrister Training Course) is for aspiring barristers and developed in close collaboration with members of the Bar and taught by experienced practitioners, authorised by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). Students have option to take LLM Legal Practice (Bar) course that incorporates all elements of the BTC and accomplish both BTC and LLM qualifications.


LPC (Legal Practice Course)

LPC (Legal Practice Course) for students who are aiming to become a Solicitor. LPC offers the in-depth legal knowledge, commercial awareness and practical skills to enter into practice succeed in practice and enhance your chances of securing a training contract. Students will have option to take LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) course that incorporates all elements of LPC and accomplish both LPC and LLM qualifications.  You can also top up your LPC with an LLM Commercial Legal Practice or LLM Professional Legal Practice masters’ degree free of tuition fees charge. 



10 reasons for studying law at BPP University


BPP Law School is leading Law School in the UK

Leading UK and international firms including  Freshfields Bruckhaus Seringer, Slaughter and May, Hogan Lovells, Nortion Rose Fulbright, Herbert Smith Freehills send their employees to take professional legal training from BPP University.  60 leading law firms exclusively send their trainee solicitors to study BPP LPC while BPP has unrivalled professional relationships with over 150 top law firms. BPP University educates professionals from 4 out of 5 magic circle law firms on an exclusive basis (Magic Circle law firms are highly prestigious, and consistently rank among the highest earnings per partner and earnings per lawyer in the UK). BPP University has been been selected as exclusive SQE training provider to the City Consortium, a group of highly prestigious law firms.

BPP Law courses are taught by legal professionals

At BPP University, UK the courses are taught in small groups and delivered by BPP’s 300 highly skilled tutors that includes qualified solicitors, barristers and judges who can help develop your legal career. The real experience you get from practice is a great benefit

BPP is one of the top Professional Law Course providers

BPP offers 672 full time seats for BTC (Bar Training Course), Bar Course providers compared, Chambers Student, the highest & 3300 full time seats for LPC (legal Practice course), second to University of Law, LPC providers compared, Chambers Student  across its study centres in the UK. BPP University is one of the very few universities in the UK offering PGDL and LLM Law Conversion courses. These features prove BPP’s ability and experience in legal education and the acceptability of BPP’s qualifications by top employers world-wide. 

BPP ranks number 1 in highest pass rate at BTC centralised exams

According to The Bar Standards Board (BSB), 2019 report singled out BPP Manchester for having “the highest performing cohort in all three subject areas” for the second year in a row while BPP Leeds ranked 2nd, BPP London ranked 6th, BPP Bristol ranked 11th and BPP Birmingham ranked 12th among 14 Bar Training Course providers in the UK (Which BPTC provider boasts the highest pass rate?, Legal Cheek). 
The results covered the three centralised exams in professional ethics, civil litigation and criminal litigation, which account for 25% of the course (30 out of 120 credits).

BPP gives free course material and free additional degree

All study materials including text and case books are included in your course fee at BPP University. The BTC (Bar Training Course) fee includes all learning materials, including hard copies of Civil Procedure Rules (the White Book) and Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, worth over £1,100.  BPP gives chance to top up your LPC with an LLM Commercial Legal Practice or LLM Professional Legal Practice masters’ degree free of tuition fee charge.

BPP gives scholarship and discount

BPP University offers generous scholarship to international student for all courses. BPP’s LLM courses’ tuition fees are the cheapest in the UK for international students. Over £1m worth of scholarship and bursary fund is available across BPP Law School each year. In addition to international scholarship, students may qualify for alumni discount, early payment discount etc. 


BPP offers professional legal work via award winning Pro Bono centre

You will have the chance to undertake professional legal work - work undertaken voluntarily and without charge. Pro Bono is an invaluable part of your legal training which will enable you to gain hands-on practical experience including:

  • Practising vital legal skills including presenting, research techniques and working with real clients
  • Experiencing different areas of law
  • Enhancing your understanding of academic theory
  • Woring alongside qualified lawyers
  • Helping improve access to justice for members of the public

From BPP Law School Pro Bono, you develop practical skills by:

  • Interviewing and advising clients on a range of legal issues
  • Providing commercial advice to start-ups and charities
  • Interviewing callers with employment law issues
  • Delivering public legal education across schools, prisons, homeless shelters and more
  • Providing legal advice centres and not-for-profit organisations with free interpretation and translation


The BPP Pro Bono Centre has been recognized by several leading professional awards reflecting the quality of the projects and the team, these include Best New Pro Bono Activity (LAWorks Pro Bono Awards 2020), Roll of Honour (UK Social Mobility Awards 2019), Gold UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador for UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service,  Advice Quality Standard  (Independent mark of quality, awarded to services delivering social welfare legal advice). 


BPP provides tailored career service to law students

BPP University Law School provides practical career services to law students, these include:

  • Careers appointments
  • Mock interviews and assessment centres
  • CV and application clinics
  • Careers workshops
  • CareerHub (job opportunities database, exclusive to our students and alumni)
  • Networking events
  • Access to Practice mentoring scheme with leading legal employers


BPP’s Aspiring Solicitors scheme offers access to legal profession

BPP’s 'Aspiring Solicitors' scheme a leading legal diversity platform, with a shared goal to widen access to the legal profession. As part of the university’s partnership, BPP students from underrepresented backgrounds can benefit from exclusive opportunities, including:

  • Access to careers coaching from the likes of Barclays Legal, Bristows, Freshfields, Mayer Brown, Reed Smith and Dentons
  • Law firm mentoring schemes
  • The chance to undertake a legal placement with organisations such as American Express, Barclays and Network Rail


BPP’s Graduate employment outcomes are high

BPP Universities graduates outcomes are outstanding, a spotlight on BPP University’s law graduates:

  • 100% of LPC graduates* in employment were in highly skilled occupations 15 months after graduating
  • 99% of LPC graduates* were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation
  • 97% of BPTC graduates* were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation
  • 95% of BPTC graduates* in employment were in highly skilled occupations 15 months after graduating
  • 95% of GDL graduates* were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation
  • 91% of GDL graduates* in employment were in highly skilled occupations 15 months after graduating
  • 96.5% of all postgraduates graduated from BPP Law School secured employment or in further study 

Additionally, BPP University ranks top for postgraduate students in highly skilled employment:

  • 98.1% of BPP University graduates in employment were in highly skilled occupations 15 months after graduating
  • BPP University ranks 1st Place against the Russell Group of 24 leading Universities and against all 118 universities for the number of UK Postgraduate Students who went into Employment and are in Highly Skilled Occupations

*Based on The Graduate Outcomes survey of 2017/18 graduates 15 months after graduating for UK students. Highly Skilled Employment is defined by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) which is maintained by the Office for National Statistics.  


BPP University Law School provides Law tuition & training for  the brightest legal talent , the university’s alumni work at 19 of the top 20 global law firms, major companies and top ranked chambers. – you will have unparalleled connections to the legal profession Here you will have the opportunity to learn from lawyers with invaluable professional experience, many still practice and have extensive links to law firms, chambers and in-house teams at every level of your law course study.


For masters in Management, Accounting and Fiance, Project Management, Data Analytics, please check our student guide ‘Why study a master’s course at BPP School of Business & Technology’.


To find out benefits of studying a law course in the UK, please check our student guide ‘Why you should study law in the UK’.


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