BPP University

BPP is Europe’s largest specialist professional education, training and publishing provider. BPP comprises:

BPP Learning Media – the specialist publishing company that provides study texts in 186 countries around the world.

BPP Professional Education – the specialist exam preparation training provider which exclusively focuses on those sitting professional body external examinations or requiring short course continuing professional development.


BPP University – a UK degree awarding body providing its own awards and operating through four Schools: BPP Law School, BPP Business School, BPP School of Health, and BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies. BPP University also offers some programmes of study leading to the awards of other bodies and these are indicated on the relevant programme pages.

The BPP group of companies provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, professional qualifications, professional development (including Continuing Professional Development) and published learning materials to support professional learning.

Your ambition realised

BPP gives professionals the tools they need to expand their capabilities and boost their prospects. Our degrees and training programmes are designed to help you break into some of the most prestigious and respected careers available.

Whatever stage you're at, we aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress and maintain your edge in a competitive market.

BPP Schools

BPP University is a UK degree-awarding body recognised by the UK's Privy Council, with four schools:

  •      BPP Business School
  •     BPP Law School
  •     BPP School of Health
  •     BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies

A pioneer in flexible learning

As a professionally-focused education provider, we understand the time pressures and commitments of the business world. So, wherever possible, we offer a wide range of flexible study options.

Our history

Professional Education - 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. In 1987 they listed on the London Stock Exchange and were part of the FTSE 250 category of companies when they were acquired by the Apollo Global Education network in 2009. BPP Professional Education operates through its exam training business (BPP Professional Education Limited) and its publishing business (BPP Learning Media Limited). BPP also owns a specialist Dutch professional education provider, Markus Verbeek. BPP Professional Education comprises exam training for external professional bodies in the areas of accountancy, actuarial science, tax, financial services, insolvency and short course professional development.

University status -  BPP University originally started in 1991 as BPP Law School offering graduate professional legal education for students wanting to qualify as Solicitors or Barristers in England and Wales. In 2005 BPP Law School became the founding School of BPP College which was awarded degree awarding powers by the UK’s Privy Council in 2007. In 2010 BPP College was granted University College status and became "BPP University College". In 2013 BPP met the criteria for full university title, and BPP University College of Professional Studies became BPP University on 6 August 2013.

The University comprises of four schools: BPP Law School, BPP Business School, BPP School of Health and BPP School of Foundation and English Language Studies.  The power to award degrees is vested in BPP University. BPP University also provides some programmes that lead to the awards of other bodies and these are indicated on the individual programme pages.

Education for the professions

Today, as one of Europe's leading professional training and education providers, we have over 2,000 staff in 40 worldwide locations and teach over 30,000 people a year.Practical learning for a professional career

Through a combination of academic rigour and professional expertise, BPP has earned an excellent reputation by its unique approach to the education and training of professionals.

In external professional body examinations, BPP Professional Education’s pass rates and excellent results are testament to the sheer quality of our training and study. BPP students often perform significantly higher than students elsewhere, and many go on to enjoy great success in their chosen profession.

At BPP it's never learning for learning's sake. It's practical, professionally geared learning that puts you ahead of the game – now and in the future.