Legal Business

BPP awarded university status after ‘rigorous’ review

LPC provider follows arch rival to win university status

It has been a long time coming, but in August BPP finally succeeded in its long quest to secure full university status, furthering the ambitions of the UK’s top law schools.

The decision by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to award the university title to BPP – which provides undergraduate and graduate business degrees across law, finance and tax and is the sole provider of the legal practice course (LPC) to many of the top City firms – will elevate its standing globally, dean and chief executive Peter Crisp told Legal Business. ‘Firstly, it’s the recognition, the reputation and the standing it gives us worldwide,’ said Crisp. ‘So obviously in terms of our appeal to students both in this country and internationally. It puts us on a par with other universities who also recruit on to the LLB and the vocational legal training practice.