University Guide

BPP University

BPP University is a private university that is part of the US-based for-profit education company, Apollo Education. The University is currently run by BPP holidays and has around 15,000 students. BPP was first granted the power to award degrees in 2007, but it was not until 2013 that it was re-branded as BPP university, after being previously known as BPP University College of Professional Studies.

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BPP University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the BPP University.

  • Rankings

    BPP is ranked by the Teaching Excellence Framework as being TEF Bronze university.

  • Employability

    BPP ranks top in the Graduate Outcomes survey for Postgraduate students in highly skilled employment. 98.1% of BPP university graduates were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    Fees for UK students are £9,250. For international students’ fees begin at £8,000 for those studying diplomas, and can increase to £45,000 depending on the course of study.

  • Bursaries

    There are a full range of scholarships and bursaries offered by the university, find out more here.


BPP University does not have any of its own accommodation and is not in partnership with any private accommodation providers. However, the university will support all students in finding their accommodation and a place to live while they study. Those looking into private accommodation may use accommodation for students to support their search.

Students' Union

The BPP University Students’ Association is a core part of student life at BPP. The goal of the Students’ Association is to support students wherever they need it, to provide independent advice and to represent the student voice. The Students’ Association is also home to may clubs and societies that students are welcomed and encouraged to join.

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BPP University Students' Union

Famous for

BPP was the first publicly owned company in the UK to be granted degree awarding powers. The university gained this ability in 2007, and has since granted many degrees in a variety of disciplines.


In 2020, BPP University was granted indefinite taught degree awarding powers (TDAP) under the Office for Students (OfS) new regulatory framework. The award of indefinite TDAP, which came into force on 1st September 2020 acknowledges the University’s academic integrity as a mature higher education institution with rigorous standards and academic governance.

AFS says

"BPP provides degrees to students across the globe and is a fantastic place to study"

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