BPP Law School (Waterloo)

Contact Details
137 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NN
0845 071 0117
admissions@bpp.com
www.bpplawschool.com
 
Legal Practice Course
Number of full-time places: 252
Number of part-time places: 54
Full-time fees (2008): 11,550
Part-time fees (2008): 11,000
Deposit: 250 (Part-time)/350 (Full-time)
Can fees be paid in instalments: Yes (Part-time)/No (Full-time)
Pass rate: 90 per cent plus
Exam policy: Closed book
Small group sessions per week: 12-14
Length of small group sessions: 1-2.5 hour
Number of students per small group session: 18
Lectures per week: 4-6
Are tutorials available online: Yes (lectures only)
Can LPC be upgraded into an LLM: Yes

Graduate Diploma in Law

Number of full-time places: 1,264 across all modes
Number of part-time places: 1,264 across all modes
Full-time fees 8,100
Part-time fees: 7,800
Deposit: 200 (Part-time)/255.50 (Full-time)
Can fees be paid in instalments: Yes
Pass rate: 90 per cent plus
Exam policy: Closed book
Can GDL be upgraded into an LLB: Yes

BPP is a leading provider of professional legal education, located in Leeds, London (Holborn and Waterloo) and Manchester. BPP’s programmes are flexible, providing more full and part-time study modes than any other leading provider and several ways of viewing lectures, meaning that you can study at a time and in a way that is convenient for you.

BPP prepares you for the realities of legal practice, by providing individual support and using a unique mix of academic and practitioner tutors, first-rate facilities, award-winning pro bono projects and a specialist Careers Service. This distinctive blend of knowledge and experience ensures that you are fully equipped with the knowledge and support needed to secure a training contract or pupillage.

GDL: Graduate Diploma in Law (full-time, part-time and distance learning)

BPP’s GDL provides a valuable introduction to legal practice. Taught using a practical approach, we provide a one-hour tutorial to every one-hour lecture – the best ratio of any leading provider. Our GDL is the only programme in the country to feature an optional Company Law programme and ‘GDL Extra’ – your opportunity to specialise early. Although competition for places at BPP is intense, our GDL graduates are guaranteed a place on BPP’s LPC and intending barristers can apply to join our BVC. In addition, you have the opportunity to convert your GDL to an LLB by completing two additional modules.

LPC: Legal Practice Course (full-time and part-time)

Our LPC is designed to prepare you for practice. Taught by experienced solicitors, you will benefit from a programme designed in close collaboration with leading law firms and a range of electives ensuring you can study the areas of practice most important to you. Our LPC reflects the growing role of lawyers as business advisers and contains ‘MBA-style’ training in business and finance. In addition, you have the opportunity to convert your LPC to an LLM in Professional Legal Practice by completing two practice-based projects.

BVC: Bar Vocational Course (full-time and part-time)

Offered in Leeds and London, our BVC is highly regarded by the profession and is designed to prepare you for a career at the Bar. Studying the BVC at BPP will allow you to develop the essential skills of drafting, legal research, opinion writing, advocacy, conference and negotiation. These skills will be refined in groups as small as six students alongside practising barristers, who act as your opponents in mock trials and final assessments. In addition, you have the opportunity to convert your BVC to an LLM in Professional Legal Practice by completing two practice-based projects.

LLB in Business Law*, LLM in Commercial Law and LLM in International Business Law (full-time and part-time)

BPP offers taught LLMs in Commercial Law and International Business Law – ideal if you wish to work in these specialist practice areas.

BPP also offers an LLB in Business Law*.

Summer School (one week ‘taster’)

If you are unsure whether a career in law is for you, our popular summer school is available to give you an insight into the legal world.

*Subject to validation