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					                                     BPP Law School
                                     Prospectus 2010


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Contents
  4    Why study at BPP?               Professional programmes:
  8    Careers                           32   Graduate Diploma in
  12   Pro bono centre                        Law (GDL)

  14   Locations                         36   Legal Practice Course (LPC)32

  16   Degree programmes                 40   Bar Professional Training
                                              Course (BPTC) (formerly BVC)
Undergraduate degrees:                 Short programmes:
  18   LLB and LLB (Business Law)        44   LLB and GDL Revision
  22   LLB (GDL Conversion)                   Programme
  24   Graduate Certificate in           45   Summer School
       Commercial Law
Masters degrees:                         46   Tailor-made corporate
                                              programmes
  26   LLM (Commercial Law)
                                         48   Our programmes at a glance
       LLM (Financial Regulation and
       Compliance)                       52   Life after BPP Law School
       LLM (International Business
                                         54   Visit us and contact information
       Law)
                                         56   Fees, funding and scholarships
  30   Graduate with an LPC/BPTC
       *Subject to validation.
       and a masters degree: LLM         58   Application form
       (Professional Legal Practice)
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    Why study at BPP?
    BPP Law School has an international reputation as a leading provider of
    professional legal education, with more than 5,500 students choosing
    to study at our six law schools every year. But we do much more than
    help you get qualified. With unique pro bono opportunities, tuition by
    experienced practitioners and excellent links to top law firms, BPP
    prepares you for practice.

    Reputation for providing leading                              Linking legal education with the
    professional education                                        profession
    A part of BPP College of Professional Studies, BPP            BPP has a strong reputation within the legal
    Law School belongs to a family of companies in BPP            community. We work with many of the UK’s top law
    Holdings. BPP was established over 30 years ago as a          firms and have close connections with barristers’
    training provider for accountants; today, almost all          chambers and the Bar.
    FTSE 100 companies, two thirds of trainee                     More than 500 law firms, companies, not-for-profit
    accountants and 50% of new Chartered Institute of             organisations and government departments choose to
    Personnel and Development members train with BPP.             sponsor their employees to study at BPP, including the
    BPP College is BAC accredited and was included in             following which send their trainees exclusively to us to
    Britain’s Top Employers 2009. And, BPP Law School             study the GDL and/or the LPC:
    has been designated by the Securities and Investment
    Institute (SII) as a 'Centre of Excellence' in the field of
    investment regulation and compliance.




    High-quality teaching preparing
    you for all areas of practice
    BPP is committed to providing the highest standard of
    legal education, with particular importance given to
    tutorials and small group sessions. Our tutors are a          We also collaborate with a wide range of firms and
    dynamic mix of academics and practitioners from a             organisations through our award-winning pro bono
    variety of practice backgrounds. Whether you plan to          centre and practice-focused careers schemes.
    work in a commercial firm, a high street practice or the
    public sector, we will provide you with a programme
    which includes areas of practice that interest you.
    Why study at BPP?
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    Flexibility
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    We have six law schools across the country, situated in               initiatives are in place to support both full-time and part-
    Birmingham*, Bristol*, Leeds, London (Holborn and                     time students – whether you are a recent graduate or
    Waterloo) and Manchester. You can choose to attend                    someone who is returning to education.
    law school during the day, in the evening, at the weekend
    and, on some programmes, to study via distance learning.              Our law schools have comfortable common areas with
    Our ‘Six Locations – One Law School’ ethos means that                 free internet access, satellite television, pool tables and
    your overall experience of BPP will be of an equally high             on-site cafés. BPP’s Student Advantage scheme offers
    standard, regardless of the location, programme or                    discounts from a variety of businesses around the local
    mode of study you choose.                                             areas.

    Our programmes enable you to specialise in your chosen                Our accommodation service can support you in finding a
                                                                          suitable place to live whilst studying in any of our
    area of law while using the latest e-learning technology to
                                                                          locations. For further information, please visit:
    achieve maximum choice as to when, where and how
                                                                          www.bpplawschool.com/study_at_bpp/accomod
    you study. BPP’s programmes are flexible and offer
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    several ways of experiencing lectures**, including live
    lectures and DVDs, plus MP4 and MP3 files on our                      We are always looking for ways to improve the student
    Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for download. On                   experience and maximise your chances of future success.
    the LLB, the GDL and the LPC* we also offer online as                 New this year are Mandarin classes for beginners – a
    well as live tutorials. This means that you can study at a            major potential benefit for those going into international
    time and in a way that is convenient for you.                         law.
    *Subject to SRA approval. **Options available depend on your chosen   Careers service and pro bono centre
    programme. Please see individual programme details for further
    information.
                                                                          BPP Law School is more than just about qualifications as
                                                                          we prepare students for the real legal world. Our careers
    Award-winning facilities and information                              service has excellent links with the profession and
    technology                                                            provides specialist one-to-one support enabling students
                                                                          to achieve their career aspirations. For full information
    Our buildings are designed to simulate a business-like                please refer to page 8.
    environment and are equipped with the latest
    technology, including SMART boards. Our VLE enhances                  Our award-winning pro bono centre offers you a unique
    the face-to-face tuition that you receive and offers                  opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into
    innovative learning resources and revision aids, including            practice in real life situations. Legal students completing
    interactive modules, practice assessments, podcasts,                  pro bono work gain invaluable experience which will add
    online tutorials and MP4 and MP3 lectures. Our specialist             weight to their training contract and pupillage
    law libraries have long opening hours and our laptop loan             applications. For full information please refer to page 12.
    scheme means you can take advantage of wireless
                                                                          International students
    networking. We also provide 24-hour remote access to
    our library – one of the UK’s largest and most advanced               BPP Law School is a truly international community, and
    online law libraries.                                                 our international students’ office is dedicated to providing
                                                                          for the needs of all students from overseas. Here, you
    Student support                                                       can get help and advice on any aspect of living and
    We offer you support from the moment you accept your                  studying in the UK, including English language support.
    place at BPP. You will be allocated a personal tutor and
                                                                          If you have any questions, difficulties or concerns during
    our VLE contains a wealth of information on careers,
                                                                          your stay, our team will be happy to assist you, either
    your chosen study programmes, accommodation, clubs
                                                                          dealing with the issues directly or putting you in touch
    and societies.
                                                                          with people who can help.
    Our learning support officers help accommodate a wide
                                                                          We also provide a wide range of services to help you
    variety of individual learning needs and BPP operates
                                                                          fulfil your potential and get the most out of your student
    scholarship programmes to assist those in financial
                                                                          experience, including information and news about events
    hardship.
                                                                          and leisure activities communicated via our VLE.
    As part of your induction to BPP Law School, we arrange
    welcome drinks and programme parties. We also
    support a wide variety of student-led clubs, societies,               For more reasons why you should study at BPP, please
    sports teams, quizzes, student balls and mooting                      visit: www.bpplawschool.com/study_at_bpp
    competitions, in all of our locations.
    Depending on which programme you have chosen to
    study, a variety of mentoring schemes and personal tutor
    Why study at BPP?
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    “ The careers service has
    been outstanding. I owe
    them a huge debt of
    gratitude for their help
    and support in getting a
    training contract with one
    of the country's top law
    firms in an incredibly
    competitive job market.”
    Philip Dupres
    Full-time LPC Manchester, 2008/09
    Trainee, Addleshaw Goddard
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Achieve your ambitions with




                                                                                                                   Careers
our specialist careers service
At BPP Law School it’s not just about excellent tuition and
internationally recognised qualifications – our specialist careers
service provides the support you need to achieve the career you
want, whether you’re already established or just starting out.

We offer extensive face-to-face and online specialist      > careers guidance via email
legal careers resources to all our students, regardless
                                                           > mock interviews and assessment centres with
of your programme of study or location. To help you
                                                             experienced careers consultants or practitioners,
get ahead of the competition, our support is available
                                                             many of whom have sat on recruitment panels
to you as soon as you accept your place, and up to six
months before you begin your studies – and because         > advice sessions to develop a career action plan
we know it can take time to secure the perfect role,         detailing the steps you should take to achieve your
our careers service’s resources are available to you for     goals
up to a year after you leave BPP.
                                                           > the BPP ‘Buddy Scheme’ offering guidance and
                                                             support from students with training contracts
One-to-one support                                         > flexible service opening hours to accommodate
All students have different goals and aspirations –          part-time students
that’s why our careers service offers you one-to-one
specialist careers expertise. It includes:
> pre-booked 45-minute careers appointments all year
  round, plus drop-in appointments during term time
> assistance with applying for placements in law firms,
  barristers’ chambers, companies or the not-for-
  profit sector, both in the UK and overseas
> advice on writing CVs, covering letters and
  completing application forms
     Careers resources
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     We also offer you access to specialist careers               > applying for pupillages via the new pupillage portal:
     information, including:                                        www.pupillages.com
     > a database with a large range of legal vacancies           > interview technique
       including posts advertised exclusively to BPP
                                                                  > assessment centre and vacation scheme preparation
       students
                                                                  > creative job search – applying in non-traditonal
     > online feedback from previous interviewees on                ways, accessing the hidden job market and
       interviews for training contracts and pupillages
                                                                    networking
     > weekly e-newsletter with new job vacancies,
       vacation schemes, voluntary work and deadline
       reminders – you can choose to receive this as soon
                                                                  Access to Practice
       as you accept your place                                   BPP’s unique ‘Access to Practice’ scheme helps
                                                                  students without access to the legal profession to
     > employer talks and online archive of past talks
                                                                  secure advice from lawyers in practice. Successful
                                                                  applicants are matched with a ‘practice adviser’ in an
     Links with the profession                                    area of law or type of firm in which they are
                                                                  interested. In 2008/09, more than 300 practice
     We maintain close links with the legal profession
                                                                  advisers took part in the scheme. Practice advisers
     locally, nationally and internationally. This allows us to
                                                                  provide:
     offer you the most up-to-date information about a
     career in law, such as:                                      > a point of contact with the legal profession
     > access programmes including the exclusive ‘Access to       > insight into life as a lawyer in practice
       Practice’ scheme and diversity schemes run in
                                                                  > increased confidence in making applications and
       conjunction with leading law firms
                                                                    attending interviews
     > a programme of lectures, panel discussions and
                                                                  > excellent networking opportunities
       presentations from a wide variety of potential
       employers, offering inside advice on applying for
       training contracts and pupillages and life in practice     Some services operate at all sites, with others being
                                                                  centre specific. For further information, please visit:
     > annual law fairs, giving you an excellent opportunity      www.bpplawschool.com/careers
       to network with representatives from various law
       firms and other legal organisations
     > paralegal and alternative careers fairs, allowing you to
       explore other career paths in law
     > for all GDL students in Leeds and Manchester,
       guaranteed work experience with a law firm that
       matches your experience and interests


     Careers workshops
     We run regular careers workshops throughout the
     year, including the summer before your programme
     commences, to help you gather all the information you
     need for your job search. These include:
     > researching firms and chambers
     > legal CVs and covering letters
     > application form guidance
     > psychometric testing
Routes to qualification                                                                                          11




                                                                                                                 Careers
    Qualifying                   Non-law                      Overseas                    Mature
 undergraduate                   degree                       graduate                  non-graduate
   law degree
                                                           NARIC-listed university
   LLB and LLB
  (Business Law)
     Full-time
   (2 – 3 years)                                                    Certificate of Academic
     Part-time                                                        Standing (COAS)
   (4 – 6 years)

                                                                      Graduate Diploma
                                                                             in Law
                                                                       Full-time (1 year)
                                                               Part-time (18 months or 2 years)*
                                                                Distance learning (1 or 2 years)
            Intending solicitor


                                                                        Intending barrister
         Legal Practice Course
             Full-time (1 year)
                  Part-time
           (16 months or more)                                     Bar Professional Training
                                                                   Course (formerly BVC)
                                                                        Full-time (1 year)
                                                                       Part-time (2 years)



           Training contract/                                              Call to the Bar
          Work-based learning
           Including Professional
          Skills Courses (PSC)**                                           Pupillage
                                                                      6 months non-practising
                                                                        6 months practising


       Admission as a solicitor                                       Obtain a tenancy
     Regular Continuous Professional                            Regular Continuous Professional
     Development (CPD)** courses                                Development (CPD)** courses

    The basis on which you can qualify as a solicitor is changing in 2010. Please see: www.sra.org.uk/students
    for the latest information.
    Additional BPP programmes
        Graduate with a GDL and an LLB                   Graduate with an LPC or BPTC and an LLM Professional
        (4 months or more additional study)              Legal Practice) (4 months or more additional study)

    We also offer the following masters degrees in law:
    LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM
    (International Business Law) on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis.
    *The part-time GDL is 18 months if you start in January and 2 academic years if you start in September.
    **For further information on PSC and CPD at BPP, please see page 52 or visit:
    www.bppprofessionaldevelopment.com
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              ’
     ‘‘BPP s pro bono activities have given me professional
     skills such as leadership, effective communication and
     teamwork, a taste of various legal areas and most of all
     the confidence to join the legal profession .’’
     Patience Arinaitwe
     Part-time LPC London (Holborn), 2007/09
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Award-winning pro bono




                                                                                                            Pro bono centre
centre
Our pro bono centre – winner of several top awards, including The
Lawyer’s ‘Pro Bono Activity of the Year’ and LawWorks’ pro bono
award for ‘Best Contribution by a Partnership 2009’ – offers you the
opportunity to get involved in exciting projects that put your legal
knowledge and skills into practice. Here, you can directly benefit
members of the community who may not otherwise have access to
legal services – as well as gaining invaluable, real-world experience
that will impress on training contract and pupillage applications.
We offer pro bono opportunities across a range of   Some projects operate at all sites with others being
specialisms which provide experience for students   tailored to local communities in Birmingham, Bristol,
with different legal interests. These include:      Leeds, London (Holborn and Waterloo) or
                                                    Manchester.
> BPP Legal Advice Clinic
> Employment Law Telephone Advice Line (ELTAL)      Further information on our pro bono activities and
                                                    details of our projects can be found at:
> Human Rights Unit
                                                    www.bpplawschool.com/probono
> Intellectual Property Pro Bono Group
> Law Firm Pro Bono Shadowing Project
> Legal Translation Service
> Mediation Friends Project
> Parent Partnership Project
> Streetlaw
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     Locations
     Our ‘Six Locations – One Law School’ ethos means that your overall
     experience of BPP will be of an equally high standard, regardless of
     the location, programme or mode of study you choose.

     Birmingham* - New for 2010                                        Bristol* - New for 2010
     Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, has developed          As an historic port, Bristol has long been a centre of
     into an international centre which is an exciting hub of          international trade which has required the support of the legal
     economic prosperity making it a great place to live, study        profession. Present day Bristol is a city alive with creativity and
     and work.                                                         innovation, having been officially designated a 'Centre of
     Programmes available                                              Culture' and a 'Science City' as well as winning the European
                                                                       City of the Year Award in 2008.
     Degree programmes
                                                                       Programmes available
     > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-
       time)**                                                         Degree programmes
     Professional programmes                                           > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-time)**
     > LPC (full-time and part-time)*                                  Professional programmes
                                                                       > LPC (full-time and part-time)*




     Leeds                                                              Programmes available
     Leeds is a vibrant city with a lively social scene and plenty      Degree programmes
     to keep you entertained while you undertake your                   > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and part-
     studies. As one of the fastest growing economies in the              time)
     UK, Leeds draws strength from its legal and financial
                                                                        > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-
     services industry.
                                                                          time)
     Leeds is home to a close-knit legal community that boasts
                                                                        Professional programmes
     numerous law firms ranking amongst the top 10 in the UK
     with strong national and international reputations. This           > GDL (full-time and part-time)
     offers the opportunity to work for local government, the           > LPC (full-time and part-time)
     Crown Prosecution Service and successful small, medium-
     sized, large and niche firms specialising in practice areas        > BPTC (full-time and part-time)
     from criminal law to commercial property.                          Short programmes
     Wherever your legal future lies, Leeds can open the door           > LLB and GDL Revision Programme (one day - one
     to a fulfilling and challenging legal career.                        week)
                                                                        > Summer School (one week ‘taster’)



     London – Holborn and Waterloo
     London is one of the world’s most exciting cities. Diverse        London is home to some of the world’s largest
     and dynamic, historical and multicultural, the capital is not     international and national law firms as well as many
     only at the centre of British cultural and business life, it is   high street and specialist practices.
     a major player on the international legal and commercial          BPP has two law schools in London; one in Holborn
     stages.                                                           and one in Waterloo.




     *Subject to SRA approval. **Available from 2011.
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Holborn: Programmes available                                Waterloo: Programmes available




                                                                                                                        Locations
Degree programmes                                            Degree programmes
> LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and              > LLB (Honours) (full-time and part-time)
  part-time)
                                                             > LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (full-time and part-
> LLM (Commercial Law) (full-time and part-time)               time)
> LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) (full-           > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and
  time and part-time)                                          part-time)
> LLM (International Business Law) (full-time and part-      > Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law
  time)                                                        (full-time and part-time)
> LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-     > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-
  time)                                                        time)
Professional programmes                                      Professional programmes
> GDL (part-time)                                            > GDL (full-time and part-time)
> LPC (full-time and part-time)                              > LPC (full-time and part-time)
> BPTC (full-time and part-time)                             Short programmes
                                                             > LLB and GDL Revision Programme (one day - one
                                                               week)
                                                             > Summer School (one week ‘taster’)


Manchester                                                   Programmes available
Manchester is a cosmopolitan city with thriving nightlife    Degree programmes
and a bustling social scene – and, with a student            > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and part-
population of over 60,000 is well suited to students’          time)
needs.
                                                             > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-
Manchester is one of the largest legal and commercial          time)
centres in the country. Whether you are interested in
                                                             Professional programmes
corporate and commercial work, clinical negligence or
criminal law, you will have an opportunity to train in       > GDL (full-time and part-time)
firms with leading national and international reputations.   > LPC (full-time and part-time)
There is a true sense of community amongst the local         Short programmes
professionals. The ties and connections you form at law      > LLB and GDL Revision Programme (one day - one
school can be maintained and strengthened by                   week)
membership of organisations such as the highly
successful local Trainee Solicitors Group, the Junior        > Summer School (one week ‘taster’)
Lawyers Division and our xBPP Alumni Group.
For more information on our locations, please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/locations

Distance learning                                            Programmes available
Our aim is to give our programmes the flexibility to be      Degree programmes
completely accessible, even if that means bringing           > LLB (Honours) (full-time and part-time)
them to your door. With BPP’s distance learning you
get exactly the same learning materials and levels of        > LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (full-time and part-
tuition as attending students – just in a more                 time)
convenient form, including lectures and tutorials            > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and
online. You can even blend your learning and attend            part-time)
some classes at law school and do the rest online.
                                                             > Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law (full-time
                                                               and part-time)
                                                             Professional programmes
                                                             > GDL (full-time and part-time)
*Subject to SRA approval.
                                                             > LPC (full-time and part-time)*
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     Degree programmes
     BPP College of Professional Studies made history in September 2007 by
     becoming the first publicly-owned private company in the UK to obtain
     degree awarding powers. This approval from the Privy Council is
     recognition of our dedication to educational excellence, and
     acknowledgement of our standing as a leading professional education
     provider.
     BPP Law School now offers undergraduate and             Choose your own study pace
     postgraduate degrees, in addition to our professional
     programmes:                                             Our undergraduate and masters programmes are
                                                             designed to put you in control of the pace at which
     > LLB and LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (see page        you complete your degree. For example, you may
       18)                                                   choose to complete your undergraduate degree in as
     > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (see page 22) –        little as two years or your masters degree in as little
       undergraduate degree in law available to BPP GDL      as one year full-time or spread your learning over a
       graduates                                             longer period.

     > Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law (see page      You have the flexibility to increase or decrease the
       24)                                                   number of modules you take each term, building your
     > LLM (Commercial Law) (see page 26) – masters          own programme of study around your work, family
       degree                                                and personal commitments. If your circumstances
                                                             change, the pace of your programme changes with
     > LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) (see        you.
       page 26) – masters degree
     > LLM (International Business Law) (see page 26) –      Flexible timetables
       masters degree                                        Our flexible and efficient programme scheduling
     > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (see page 30) –     allows you to pick and choose when to attend each
       masters degree in law designed for BPP LPC and        module’s classes. With BPP you are not committed to
       BPTC graduates                                        one mode of delivery. For example you may start the
                                                             programme by attending in the evenings but
     To find out more, please read the individual            complete your next module through weekend study.
     programme pages of this prospectus or visit our         BPP’s programmes include day, weekend, evening and
     website: www.bpplawschool.com/programmes                online study options.*
     Due to our degree awarding powers, we can now
                                                             *All options subject to demand and vary depending on your chosen
     also create bespoke degree programmes. This means
                                                             programme.
     we work closely with leading law firms to create
     academically validated programmes that perfectly suit
                                                             Multiple start dates and re-entry
     their needs. (see page 46)
                                                             points
     Flexible learning                                       Unlike many traditional degree programmes where
                                                             your studies often have to be put on hold until
     Research shows that people want more flexibility and
                                                             September, we offer a choice of start dates for our
     control in the way they study. BPP Law School’s
                                                             undergraduate degrees in January, May and
     degree programmes are designed to offer all our
                                                             September.
     customers just that, flexibility and control. Our
     programmes offer a choice of start dates, control
                                                             Additionally, this structure offers you the flexibility
     over the speed at which you complete your
                                                             to take ‘study breaks’ from the programme and then
     programme and convenient scheduling to help you
                                                             re-enter at a future entry point.
     plan your study around work, family and personal
     commitments.
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Three-tier award system                                     Personalised support




                                                                                                                      Degree programmes
If you decide you do not need or wish to undertake          At BPP, you will be part of a quality learning
the demands of a full degree programme but would            community with tutors who are focussed on providing
nevertheless like to attain a qualification, BPP’s robust   the personalised attention you need to support your
programme design ensures you can still achieve a            learning. Through individual tutorials, phone and email
qualification up to the level of learning you require.      you can contact your lecturers to receive guidance and
                                                            feedback when and where you need it.
After successfully completing either the first third or
two thirds of the academic credits (equivalent to the       Returning to learning
first or first and second stages) on one of our
undergraduate degree programmes, you are eligible to        Returning to study can be a daunting and difficult
receive either a Certificate of Higher Education or         transition. Our students have the option to take
Diploma of Higher Education. BPP’s flexible                 advantage of additional support programmes designed
programme structure also ensures you can re-enter           to develop the personal study skills of those who are
our programme should you wish to upgrade your               returning to education or balancing learning with work
Certificate of Higher Education or Diploma of Higher        demands and other commitments.
Education. If you are following a masters, the same
basic structure applies, allowing you to receive a
Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma at
the first or second stages of study in your chosen
subject.
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     Undergraduate degrees:
     LLB (Honours)
     LLB (Business Law) (Honours)
     The LLB and LLB (Business Law) are undergraduate honours degrees
     in law which qualify you to begin your legal training – so you can go on
     to take either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to be a solicitor, or the
     Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to be a barrister. Of course,
     it isn’t just for prospective lawyers – an LLB is a useful and respected
     degree in its own right that demonstrates academic excellence and can
     prepare you for a whole host of professions.
     Preparing you for practice
     As an internationally recognised qualification, an LLB      What makes BPP’s LLB and LLB
     looks impressive on your CV. Studying with BPP, you         (Business Law) unique?
     gain a solid grounding in black letter law, learning from
                                                                 > You can complete the programme in two years
     highly experienced legal professionals.
                                                                   meaning you can start your legal career sooner
     The programme here is suitable for all areas of legal
                                                                 > Admission is based on a diagnostic test and
     practice – and if you have a particular interest in
                                                                   interview, and not the UCAS points system
     commercial law, we give you the opportunity to
     graduate with an LLB (Business Law), by choosing            > We use Client Information Packs to teach, bringing
     certain options within the programme.                         the law to life by simulating the work of a lawyer in
                                                                   practice
     Most importantly, at BPP you develop the skills and
     knowledge you’ll need later in legal practice or in         > There are three start dates per year and you can
     another professional career, as you take the LPC or           accelerate or decelerate the pace of or even
     BPTC, then go into legal practice.                            suspend your studies, in line with the level of
                                                                   workload that you are able to handle
     The vital skills you’ll develop include:
     > essential legal research skills
     > identifying legal problems
     > analysing cases and statutes
     > researching and constructing legal arguments
     > written and oral presentation skills
     > understanding how law operates in practice
     > commercial awareness
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     Undergraduate degrees: LLB and LLB (Business Law)
               Programme content and assessment
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               To complete the LLB or LLB (Business Law), you need              With BPP’s support, you choose a project to benefit
               to gain 360 credits from the modules listed below –              your career (in consultation with your employer if you
               the number of credits is given after each one. You               wish) and decide how long you want to spend on it.
               must complete all the compulsory modules, plus your              We then approve the proposal and work out how
               choice of options totalling 180 credits.                         many credits it’s worth.
               If you want to graduate with an LLB (Business Law),              Teaching is based on tailored Client Information Packs
               you need to do all of the red core options and at least          (CIPs), introducing you to the law as you’re likely to
               75 credits from the orange options.                              experience it in practice.
               You can also gain qualifications even if you don’t               We assess the programme module-by-module, using a
               complete the whole degree. At the end of stage 1,                combination of coursework, exams, computer-based
               you’ll gain a Certificate of Higher Education (Legal             tests and oral assessments. You’ll receive continual
               Studies) and for stage 2, you’ll gain a Diploma of               feedback and support from your tutors, so you can
               Higher Education (Legal Studies).                                keep monitoring your progress and improve where
                                                                                necessary to achieve a good degree.
               You’ll notice the options for each stage include an
               Extra Credit Project. If you’re in employment when               You can find module descriptions at:
               you take your law degree, you can use this option to             www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/llb
               make your studies specifically relevant to your job.


                  Compulsory modules                                  Options




                                                                                                                                   Stage 1 - Certficate of Higher
                                                                                                                                     Education (Legal Studies)
                  • English Legal System (20 credits)                 •   Advanced Analysis – English Legal System (10 credits)
                  • Contract Law (20 credits)                         •   Advanced Analysis – Contract Law (10 credits)
     Stage 1




                  • Tort Law (20 credits)                             •   Advanced Analysis – Tort Law (10 credits)




                                                                                                                                                                    Stage 2 - Diploma of Higher Education (Legal Studies)
                                                                      •   Consumer Law (15 credits)
                                                                      •   Family Law (15 credits)
                                                                      •   Extra Credit Project (5–15 credits)
                                                                      •   Skills in Practice (Personal Development Plan)
                                                                          (15 credits)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stage 3 - LLB/LLB (Business Law)
                  Compulsory modules                                  Options
                  • Constitutional and Administrative Law             • Advanced Analysis – Constitutional and
                    (20 credits)                                        Administrative Law (10 credits)
                  • Criminal Law (20 credits)                         • Advanced Analysis – Criminal Law (10 credits)
     Stage 2




                  • Law of the European Union (20 credits)            • Advanced Analysis – Law of European Union
                                                                        (10 credits)
                                                                      • Commercial Contract (15 credits)
                                                                      • Discrimination Law (15 credits)
                                                                      • Employment Law (15 credits)
                                                                      • Extra Credit Project (5–15 credits)
                                                                      • Careers Development Skills (15 credits)



                  Compulsory modules                              Options
                  • Law of Equity and Trusts (30 credits)         • Company Law (30 credits)
     Stage 3




                  • Land Law (30 credits)                         • Extra Credit Project (5–15 credits)
                                                                  • Intellectual Property (30 credits)
                                                                  • Property Tax (15 credits)
                                                                  • Research and Analysis (30 credits)
Flexible learning                                           How do I apply?
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To make it easier to join the programme you can start       If you plan to take the LLB or LLB (Business Law) full-
in January, May or September.                               time over two or three years, you’ll need to apply




                                                                                                                       Undergraduate degrees: LLB and LLB (Business Law)
                                                            through UCAS: www.ucas.ac.uk
Depending on your chosen pace of study – full-time
or part-time – seminars are available at different times    If you want to do the programme part-time and
each week* – weekdays, evenings and Saturdays – so if       spread it over four to six years, you can apply directly
you can’t make your regular seminar times one week,         to BPP Law School using the form at the back of this
you can arrange to attend the same seminars at              prospectus, or online at:
another time.                                               www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
You can also take part in seminars online - live with a
tutor and other students at a scheduled time or
independent and interactive seminars at any time -
giving you the flexibility to organise your timetable
around your needs.                                              Is law for me?
You can also accelerate or decelerate the pace of your          If you are unsure whether a career in law is
studies to suit the workload you feel able to handle.           for you or if you want to get a “head start”
Although the most common route is to complete the               before commencing the LLB, BPP’s popular
LLB studying full-time over three years, it’s possible to       week-long Summer School gives you an
complete our LLB full-time in just two years, so you            insight into the study and practice of law.
can start your career sooner.                                   Please see page 45 for further information.
Alternatively, you can study part-time taking up to six
years, allowing you to fit your studies around your
commitments. This makes our LLB ideal for anyone
who wants to study for a degree while working.
You can study for your LLB by distance learning, using
our first-rate facilities and careers service in our
schools in Leeds and Manchester – or you can take
our taught programme in London (Waterloo).
For further information on modes of study, please
refer to our programmes at a glance on page 48.


Admission requirements
Our law degrees are open to everyone – you don’t
need a minimum number of UCAS points. Unlike
traditional universities, we don’t judge you on your
academic score alone. We want to meet you and find
out about your skills. We offer places based on a
diagnostic test and an interview.
Subject to meeting the admission requirements, we’ll
also guarantee our LLB graduates a place on our LPC
and LLMs (masters degrees in law).
If you’re an international student, and English is not
your first language, you’ll need to show your English is
good enough by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score (or
equivalent).




*Subject to availability.
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     Undergraduate degrees:
     LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion)
     Going the extra mile can make all the difference. If you are studying for
     or have recently completed a GDL at BPP, our conversion could mean
     you graduate with an LLB as well by taking two extra, flexible modules.
     BPP’s GDL is an academically rigorous programme that        Programme content and assessment
     combined with your undergraduate degree or
     Certificate of Academic Standing, allows you to             To achieve the LLB, you must complete two of the
     graduate with an LLB as well. This means that if you’re     following modules:
     a graduate or a mature non-degree holder with suitable
                                                                 Modules                      Assessment
     vocational experience you could obtain an LLB in one
     year by competing the GDL and then an additional two        • Company Law                Modules are assessed via
     modules.                                                    • Intellectual Property      a combination of
                                                                   Law                        coursework, computer-
     An LLB is an internationally recognised qualification
                                                                 • Legal Analysis and         based tests and an
     that looks good on your CV, and because BPP’s LLB is
                                                                   Research                   oral examination.
     a taught programme for which you have to do extra
     work it also provides you with additional relevant skills   Further modules are being developed. For the latest
     and a higher level of expertise, giving you an advantage    information and module descriptions, please visit:
     in your legal career.                                       www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/awardofllb
     Preparing you for practice                                  Flexible learning
     Our GDL graduates do have to pay a fee for our LLB,         Our LLB (GDL Conversion) has been designed to be
     but it’s money well spent and nominal compared to a         as flexible as possible so you can complete it when and
     typical three-year undergraduate degree. This is            wherever is convenient for you. You could do the
     because the programme has been designed in                  programme during the summer after you finish your
     consultation with leading academics and lawyers to          GDL and before you commence your LPC or BPTC,
     provide a more distinctive and academically credible        or you could spread it over more time – up to seven
     programme than many of our competitors, giving you          years after you start your GDL.
     a greater depth of knowledge and understanding.
                                                                 The LLB (GDL Conversion) is available in Leeds,
                                                                 London (Holborn and Waterloo) and
     What makes BPP’s LLB (GDL                                   Manchester and is offered via distance learning with
     Conversion) unique?                                         optional face-to-face tuition in London (Waterloo).
     > Flexible timetabling so you can determine your            For further information on modes of study, please
       pace of study to suit your needs – a few months           refer to our programmes at a glance on page 48.
       to a few years
                                                                 Admission requirements
     > Study purely online or use a unique mix of online
       activities and face-to-face teaching in London, so        The LLB (Graduate Conversion) is available to BPP
       you can learn when and where you like                     GDL students, and alumni provided they complete the
                                                                 programme within a 7 year period (from starting the
     > Access to online discussion boards moderated              GDL to finishing the LLB modules).
       by tutors, giving you the opportunity to ask
       questions whenever you need to                            How do I book my place?
     > An LLB (GDL Conversion) programme with                    Your place will be automatically reserved when you
       specialist legal content, which will impress              accept your offer of a place on the GDL. Further
       employers                                                 instructions will be included in your offer pack.
                                                                 Alumni can book their place online at:
                                                                 www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now

                                                                 If you’re a GDL graduate from another institution, you
                                                                 can still benefit from the specialist content of this
                                                                 programme by following the Graduate Certificate in
                                                                 Commercial Law. Please see page 24 for further
                                                                 information.
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                                       Undergraduate degrees: LLB (GDL Conversion)
“ The LLB (GDL
Conversion) combines the
flexibility of distance learning
with one-to-one assistance
from an approachable team
of tutors. With materials
provided through mediums to
suit every student, BPP
offers a unique system of
learning and motivating
students to reach their very
highest potential.”
James Elliott
Full-time GDL and LPC London
(Waterloo) and LLB (GDL Conversion),
2006-2009
Trainee, Edwin Coe
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     Undergraduate degrees:
     Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law
     We’re recognised as specialists in commercial law. If you want to specialise
     in this field and are seeking an award that sets you apart – or you don’t
     have an undergraduate degree in law and want to add weight to your
     qualifications – BPP’s Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law is for you.

     Preparing you for practice
     We have a strong reputation when it comes to             Further modules are being developed. For the latest
     commercial law. In fact, 18 leading law firms who        information and module descriptions, please visit:
     specialise in commercial law currently send their        www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/gradcert
     trainees exclusively to BPP to do their LPC.             law

     BPP’s Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law will
     strengthen your legal understanding and help develop     Flexible learning
     your commercial awareness, giving you essential          The Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law has been
     practical skills needed in today’s competitive legal     designed to be as flexible as possible, so you can
     employment market – as well as a qualification from a    complete it when and wherever suits you. You could
     widely preferred provider.                               do the programme during the summer between
                                                              academic years or you could spread it over more time.
     What makes BPP’s Graduate                                The Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law is a
     Certificate in Commercial Law                            distance learning programme (primarily online) with
     unique?                                                  two on-site seminar weeks in London. However this
                                                              element of the programme can also be completed
     > Study purely online via distance learning or using a   online if you are unable to attend the live seminars.
       unique mix of online activities and face-to-face
       teaching in London, so you can learn at a time and     For further information on modes of study, please refer
       in a place convenient for you                          to our programmes at a glance on page 48.

     > Live online discussions giving you the support you
       need to succeed                                        Admission requirements
     > Two hours of individual guidance to help you           > Minimum lower second class honours degree in law,
       through the research module                              or

     > A distinctive blend of written and oral assessment     > Masters in law (LLM), or
       methodology, testing communication skills vital in     > Mature non-degree holders with suitable
       practice                                                 management experience, or
                                                              > GDL/CPE from a recognised provider
     Programme content and assessment                         International students whose first language is not
                                                              English must demonstrate a sufficient command of
     To gain the Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law
                                                              English by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score (or
     you must complete two of the following modules:          equivalent).

     Modules                      Assessment
                                                              How do I apply?
     • Commercial Law             Modules are assessed via
       Analysis and Research      a combination of            Apply directly to BPP Law School using the form at
     • Company Law                coursework, computer-       the back of this prospectus or online at:
     • Intellectual Property      based tests and an          www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
       Law                        oral examination.
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     Undergraduate degrees: Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law
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     “ The calibre and expertise of the tutors, along with the
     variety of small group classes made it easy to create a
     top quality programme to expand one’s intellectual horizons.
     The tutors are passionate about their fields of expertise,
     which significantly contributes to the learning experience.”
     Brian Clarke
     Full-time LLM (International Business Law) London (Holborn), 2008/09
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Masters degrees:




                                                                                                                    Masters degrees: LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM (International Business Law)
LLM (Commercial Law)
LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)
LLM (International Business Law)
A masters demonstrates a high level of expertise, allowing you to
specialise in areas of particular interest and opening up new career
possibilities – both inside and outside law.

Preparing you for practice
Our LLM programmes are designed to equip you with          What makes BPP’s LLMs unique?
an in-depth knowledge of commercial law, financial
                                                           > Regular seminars with a maximum of 16 students,
regulation and compliance or international business          ensuring you have the support needed to succeed
law, offering you the skills and knowledge required to
deal with the issues faced by professionals in these       > Comprehensive speaker programme with talks from
areas.                                                       eminent academics, experienced practitioners and
                                                             specialists involved in commercial, financial
Our LLMs are taught by experienced practitioners             regulation and compliance and international business
alongside leading academics. BPP’s close links with UK       practice
and international law firms ensure that what you study
is relevant to the work they undertake.                    > Focus on development of self-study and research
BPP Law School was the first higher education              > Variety of options designed by practising lawyers
institution to be designated a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in     and leading academics, ensuring you study topical
the field of investment regulation and compliance by         legal areas that are of interest to you
the Securities and Investment Institute (SII), which
means we can now offer a specialised LLM (Financial
Regulation and Compliance). If you complete this
programme you will be eligible for full SII membership
and will qualify for the award of the SII Diploma in
Investment Compliance* in addition to your masters
degree.

*Subject to passing an exam.
               Programme content and assessment
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               BPP’s LLMs begin with an induction programme designed            Although we encourage you to complete the whole
               to familiarise you with BPP Law School, the method of            masters degree by providing you with continuous
               studying on the LLMs and the research skills required for        support, you can gain qualifications after finishing each
               the programmes.                                                  stage. At the end of stage 1, you'll get a Postgraduate
                                                                                Certificate and for stage 2, you'll receive a Postgraduate
               You will then complete the compulsory modules on                 Diploma.
               Commercial Law, Financial Regulation and Compliance
               or International Business Law and the dissertation, plus         We assess the modules by means of a memorandum of
               three optional modules.                                          advice and an unseen exam.



                    Compulsory modules                                    Options




                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stage 3 - LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM (International Business Law)
                                                                          Choose one optional module from the table




                                                                                                                                Stage 1 - Postgraduate Certficate
                    Commercial Law                                        on the opposite page.
                    • Commercial Law (30 credits)
                    Or
     Stage 1




                                                                                                                                                                    Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma
                    Financial Regulation and
                    Compliance
                    • Financial Regulation and Compliance
                      (30 credits)
                    Or
                    International Business Law
                    • International Business Law (30 credits)
     Stage 2




                     Options
                     Choose two optional modules from the table on the
                     opposite page.



                    Compulsory modules
                    Commercial Law
                    • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                      topic related to Commercial Law
     Stage 3




                    Financial Regulation and Compliance
                    • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                      topic related to Financial Regulation and
                      Compliance

                    International Business Law
                    • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                      topic related to International Business Law
 Choose at least one module from the optional ‘streamed’ modules for either Commercial Law, Financial Regulation                                                29
 and Compliance or International Business Law, depending on your chosen programme of study, plus a further two
 optional modules from any of the ‘streamed’ or the ‘general’ lists.’




                                                                                                                                                       Masters degrees: LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM (International Business Law)
  Optional modules* – ‘streamed’ (30 credits each)                               Optional modules* – ‘general’ (30 credits each)
  Commercial Law                                                                 • Business Tax Law
  • Business Associations Law in Business Organisations                          • Commercial Law†
  • Employment Law Regulation                                                    • Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Law                                                    • Corporate Finance Law
  • UK Corporate Securities Regulation                                           • Financial Regulation and Compliance†
                                                                                 • Insurance Law
  Financial Regulation and Compliance                                            • International Business Law†
  • Corporate Finance Law                                                        • UK and International Dispute Resolution
  • Fraud and Financial Crime
  • International and Comparative Securities Law
  • Islamic Financial Law
  • UK and International Banking Law
  • UK Securities Regulation

  International Business Law
  • Advanced Corporate Law – Trans-national Corporations
  • International and Comparative Securities Law
  • International Trade Law
  • UK and International Banking Law

* All modules run subject to availability.
† These are the same as the compulsory modules. If you are doing the LLM (Commercial Law) you may do the International Business Law and/or Financial

  Regulation and Compliance module/s and vice versa.


 You will receive feedback and advice on your work throughout the programme to ensure that you make progress
 and achieve your goals.
 For further information and module descriptions, please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/llm

  Flexible learning                                                             How do I apply?
  To help you balance your studies with work, family and                        Apply directly to BPP Law School using the form
  personal commitments, BPP offers you full-time and                            at the back of this prospectus or online at:
  part-time study options.                                                      www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
  The LLM programmes are available in London
  (Holborn). For more information on modes of study,
  please refer to our programmes at a glance on
  page 48.

  Admission requirements
  > Law degree (minimum lower second class honours),
    or
  > Degree in law and another subject (minimum lower
    second class honours),
    or
  > Non-law degree (minimum lower second class
    honours) and a pass in the GDL or CPE
  International students whose first language is not
  English must demonstrate a sufficient command
  of English by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score
  (or equivalent).
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     Masters degrees:
     LLM (Professional Legal Practice)
     If you’re taking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training
     Course (BPTC) with us, our LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is the perfect
     finishing touch. At BPP, you can graduate with this masters degree as
     well as your LPC or BPTC by completing two additional modules.
     Preparing you for practice
     The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) gives you an            For the taught programme, a module is assessed by a
     immediate career advantage. Because it’s practice-            memorandum of advice and an unseen examination.
     based, allowing you to develop knowledge and skills in
     specialist areas of law, it sets you apart from the           For further information, please visit:
     competition when it comes to applications for training        www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/awardofllm
     contracts or pupillages – and if you already have one of
     these, it means you’re starting out better prepared.          Flexible learning
                                                                   The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) has been
     An LLM (Professional Legal Practice) on your CV signals
                                                                   designed to be as flexible as possible, so you can
     to an employer your commitment to a legal career. It is
                                                                   complete it at a time and in a place that is most
     also an internationally recognised qualification, opening
                                                                   convenient for you. For example, you may choose to
     up opportunities for legal work overseas.
                                                                   do the programme full-time in 4 to 6 months after you
                                                                   finish your LPC or BPTC and before you commence
     What makes BPP’s LLM (Professional                            your training contract or pupillage, or alternatively, you
     Legal Practice) unique?                                       could do it part-time and spread it over more time – up
                                                                   to seven years after you register on the LPC or BPTC.
     > BPP’s LPC and BPTC are taught at masters level,
       which means you can go on to complete the LLM               The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is available in
       (Professional Legal Practice) in as little as four months   Birmingham*, Bristol*, Leeds, London (Holborn
                                                                   and Waterloo) and Manchester. If you opt for a
     > Flexible timetabling so you can determine a pace of
                                                                   taught module this will be delivered in London
       study to suit your needs
                                                                   (Holborn) in the autumn or spring semester.
     > Freedom to focus your practice-based projects on
                                                                   For further information on modes of study, please refer
       areas of law which interest you
                                                                   to our programmes at a glance on page 48.
     > Content relevant to practice giving you additional
       preparation for your legal career                           Admission requirements
                                                                   The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is available to
     Programme content and assessment                              BPP LPC and BVC/BPTC graduates who completed
                                                                   their LPC or BVC/BPTC in 2006 or later.
     The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) consists of either
     two practice-based projects, or one practice-based            How do I book my place?
     project and one taught 30 credit module from one of
     our other LLM programmes (see pages 27-29). The               Your place will be automatically reserved when you
     programme begins with a Preparation and Planning              accept your offer of a place on the LPC or BPTC.
     module which will give you the opportunity to meet with       Further instructions will be included in your offer pack.
     a tutor to discuss ideas for your practice-based              Alumni can book their place online at:
     project(s). You can choose to study a topic in any area       www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
     of practice that interests you. This could relate to:
                                                                   *From 2011 subject to SRA approval.
     > your previous studies
     > your intended practice area
     > pro bono and human rights projects in which you
       have been involved
     The practice-based projects are 6,500 words each.
‘‘The LLM (Professional Legal
Practice) is a great way to
separate yourself away from the                     31
pack and gives you that bit extra




                                                Masters degrees: LLM (Professional Legal Practice)
when applying for training
contracts.’’
Alexandra Marie Payne
Full-time LPC and part-time LLM (Professional
Legal Practice) Manchester, 2008/10
Trainee, Keoghs
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     “The online lectures are excellent, you
     can stop them and start them
     again, pause them and repeat them
     which is great when you come to
     revise.”
     Jonathan Youd
     Full-time GDL Manchester, 2008/09
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                                                                                                                     Professional programmes: Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
Professional programmes:
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
Sometimes referred to as the Common Professional Examination
(CPE), the GDL is a conversion programme enabling graduates in any
non-law subject, overseas law graduates, those holding non-qualifying
law degrees and non-graduates with significant management
experience to convert to a career in law. After completing the GDL
you can progress to the Legal Practice Course (for intending solicitors)
or the Bar Professional Training Course (for intending barristers).
As the leading provider of the GDL, at BPP we offer       > the flexibility to balance your studies with work,
the ‘Distinctive GDL’ which comprises special features      family and other commitments, with the option of
in addition to the foundation modules required by           part-time study, distance learning and personalising
solicitors’ and barristers’ governing bodies. Our           your timetable during the core teaching period
programme is designed to help you make the
                                                          BPP is the exclusive provider of the GDL for six
transition from undergraduate study to the legal
                                                          leading firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert
profession and give you a competitive advantage in
                                                          Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose, Slaughter and May and
practice, whether studied full-time, part-time or via
                                                          Withers.
distance learning.


Preparing you for practice                                What makes BPP’s GDL unique?
The GDL may be the first experience you have of law,      > Lectures available in four formats – live in the
so we have designed a programme that offers both a          lecture theatre, on DVD and as MP4 and MP3 files.
solid academic grounding and preparation for the            At BPP we use technology to complement rather
realities of legal practice, including:                     than replace traditional face-to-face teaching – the
                                                            four lecture formats give you the freedom to
> an induction programme which assumes no prior             enhance your learning and make use of all options,
  knowledge of law                                          and to study when is convenient for you
> training on legal research, analysis, application and   > We provide a higher ratio of tutorials to lectures
  communication                                             than any other leading provider – one hour of
> developing commercial awareness                           tutorial to every hour of lecture

> individual feedback on mock assessments and             > Only GDL in the country to feature the optional
  extensive exam technique practice, plus feedback on       ‘GDL Extra’ programme, so you can specialise early
  additional work via our practice paper system and         in areas related to practice. We also offer an
  extra-curricular online legal writing workshops           optional Company Law programme

> strong personal tutor support network                   > Whether studying part-time or full-time, you can
                                                            choose either live or online tutorials for total
> comprehensive BPP manuals, written by BPP                 flexibility. In addition, there are catch-up tutorials
  examiners                                                 which are a repeat of the live ones, and online
> the opportunity to gain experience and put what           tutorials are also recorded allowing you to review
  you learn on the GDL into practice through BPP’s          them again later
  award-winning pro bono centre
     Programme content and assessment                                     GDL Extra – your chance to specialise
34
     The programme begins with an introductory module                     Every GDL student in the country studies the same
     on the English Legal System followed by seven                        seven foundation modules, but BPP’s ‘GDL Extra’
     foundation modules that are taught using a one-hour                  makes optional supplementary subjects available. We
     tutorial and a one-hour lecture per module per week                  also offer an optional programme in Company Law.
     on the full-time programme (although Law of the
                                                                          This means, as a BPP student, you have an immediate
     European Union, as a half module is taught less
                                                                          advantage – you can demonstrate to any prospective
     frequently).
                                                                          employer that you already have genuine interest and
                                                                          expertise in a specialist area of law.
                                                                          For further information and module descriptions,
                                                                          please visit:
                                                                          www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/gdl



                           Modules                                        Assessment
                           Introductory module
                           • English Legal System                         • 1-hour computer-based test
                           Foundation modules
                           • Constitutional and Administrative Law        • Exam
                           • Contract Law                                 • Exam
                           • Criminal Law                                 • Exam
                           • Law of Equity and Trusts                     • Exam
      Full-time (1 year)




                           • Land Law                                     • Exam
                           • Law of the European Union                    • Exam
                           • Law of Torts                                 • Exam
                           In addition, you will complete an independent research essay on a topic chosen from a wide range
                           of titles, a case analysis test, a statute analysis test and some coursework.
                           Optional subjects
                           • GDL Company Law programme                    These subjects are not assessed.
                           GDL Extra:
                           • Evidence and Forensics
                           • Intellectual Property Law
                           • International Law
                           • Law in the City


     For details of the structure of the part-time and distance learning programmes, please visit:
     www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/gdl
Flexible learning
                                                                                                                         35
To give the flexibility to balance your studies with       For prospective barristers, the Bar Standards Board
work, family and other commitments, we offer more          does not permit such guarantees. However, in the




                                                                                                                       Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
study options than any other leading provider. BPP’s       majority of cases we can usually offer students who
study modes include:                                       successfully complete our GDL a place on our BPTC.
> full-time
                                                           Admission requirements
> one year distance learning (up to twenty-four
  contact days and online)                                 > Minimum lower second class UK honours degree,
                                                             or
> part-time day
                                                           > Overseas graduates from a UK NARIC-listed
> part-time evening (one or two evenings per week)           university issued with a Certificate of Academic
> part-time Saturday                                         Standing (COAS) from the Bar Standards Board or
                                                             Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), or
> part-time distance learning (up to twelve contact
  days per year and online)                                > Mature non-degree holders with suitable vocational
                                                             experience
If your circumstances change after registration you can    International students whose first language is not
switch between modes and you can even personalise          English must demonstrate a sufficient command of
your timetable during the core teaching period             English by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score (or
following induction.                                       equivalent).

New for 2010 is the option of a January start for the      Places at BPP fill up quickly so you are advised to apply
GDL. The programme is the same length as the one           as early as possible. Priority is given to applicants who
starting in September for the full-time (9 months) and     have placed BPP as their first choice.
accelerated to 18 months for the part-time (January
2010 – June 2011). The content on both modes is            How do I apply?
exactly the same as our programmes starting in
September, but all lectures are online rather than live.   Full-time and one year distance learning
                                                           Apply online at: www.lawcabs.ac.uk or contact:
What if I’m exempt from part of the                        The Central Applications Board
GDL?                                                       P0 Box 84, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1YX
Our GDL includes a high level of flexibility for those     Tel: + 44 (0)1483 451 080
who are exempt from parts of the programme. Such
exemptions may be available if, for example, you have      If you would like to apply for the full-time GDL
a Scottish law degree or have studied a substantial        starting January 2010, please use the form at the back
amount of law at undergraduate level.                      of this prospectus or apply online at:
                                                           www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
Part-exempt students may study the remaining GDL
modules they require on a full-time, part-time or          Part-time
distance learning basis, or through a combination of
these.                                                     Apply directly to BPP Law School using the form at
                                                           the back of this prospectus or online at:
If you have an enquiry about exemptions, please call       www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
0845 077 5566 or email admissions@bpp.com

LLB (GDL Conversion)                                       Is law for me?
At BPP, you can graduate with an LLB in addition to        If you are unsure whether a career in law is
your GDL by studying for as little as an extra four        for you or if you want to get a “head start”
months. Please see page 22 for further details.            before commencing the GDL, BPP’s popular
                                                           week-long Summer School gives you an
                                                           insight into the study and practice of law.
Progressing onto the Legal Practice                        Please see page 45 for further information.
Course or Bar Professional Training
Course
Places on our LPC and BPTC are very popular.
However, students who successfully complete our
GDL are guaranteed a place on our LPC.
36   ‘‘I have already studied the
     GDL at BPP in Leeds and
     have thoroughly enjoyed it. I
     could not imagine studying the
     LPC anywhere else. ’’
     Jennifer Harwood
     Full-time GDL and LPC Leeds, 2007/09
     Trainee, Addleshaw Goddard
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Professional programmes:




                                                                                                                          Professional programmes: Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
The LPC is the vocational stage of training for those intending to
practise as a solicitor. At BPP, we view the LPC not only as a
qualification but as the start of your career. Studying the LPC with
BPP will enable you to fully develop the key legal, business and
commercial skills required to be an effective trainee. By choosing
BPP you will be in good company as we are an exclusive LPC
provider to many leading law firms.
Preparing you for practice
It is now widely recognised that lawyers must have          BPP is the exclusive LPC provider for many leading law
more than just legal knowledge to be successful. Many       firms including: Addleshaw Goddard, CMS Cameron
law firms now act as business advisers, so trainees         McKenna, Dechert, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Freshfields
need to combine a broad range of commercial and             Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Jones Day,
business skills with their legal training so they can       Lovells, Macfarlanes, Norton Rose, Reed Smith,
respond to their clients’ needs once they are in            Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, Simmons & Simmons,
practice.                                                   SJ Berwin, Slaughter and May, Taylor Wessing, Travers
                                                            Smith and Withers, who send all their trainees to
To address this requirement, BPP has designed an
                                                            study the LPC at BPP.
‘MBA-style’ LPC in conjunction with leading law firms
and BPP Business School, to train you not only as a
solicitor, but as a business adviser as well. The
programme features:
                                                            What makes BPP’s LPC unique?
                                                            > Lectures for all modules available in three formats –
> black letter law taught by experienced solicitors
                                                              live in the lecture theatre, as audio files for
  from a variety of practice backgrounds
                                                              download onto your MP3 player and as audio-visual
> BPP programme materials created by practitioners,           MP4 files – giving you the freedom to study when
  based on real-life examples using case and                  convenient for you and to access the recordings for
  transaction simulations and simulated client                revision purposes
  portfolios
                                                            > Extensive range of manuals, practitioner texts and
> the opportunity to work in teams on realistic               statutes and online resources required for the
  scenarios and transactions to gain greater                  programme are included in the programme fees
  understanding of clients, business and finance
                                                            > Business and commercial awareness training to
> a wide range of electives giving you the opportunity to     prepare you for the realities of practice, whether in
  specialise in your chosen area of law                       a large City firm, a small to medium-sized firm, a
                                                              not-for-profit organisation or an in-house company
> personal tutor support and guidance to increase your
                                                              legal department
  confidence and assist you in realising your potential
                                                            > Opportunity to graduate with an LPC, which is
> the opportunity to gain legal experience and put
                                                              taught at masters level, and a masters degree - LLM
  what you learn into practice through our award-
                                                              (Professional Legal Practice) - by studying for as little
  winning pro bono centre
                                                              as an additional four months
> networking with like-minded students heading for
  life as trainees in a wide variety of firms
     Programme content and assessment
38
     The LPC is taught using a high number of small group        All written assessments are unseen, supervised (unless
     sessions, plus lectures and online training.                stated below) and you can take permitted printed
                                                                 materials in to assist you.
     If you study the LPC full-time, stages 1 and 2 will be
     combined and covered in an academic year. If you opt        Feedback is given throughout the programme to help
     for the part-time programme, stage 1 will be covered        you achieve success and maximise your potential.
     in the first year and stage 2 can be completed in the
     following year or at a time that is convenient for you.



                Modules                                          Assessment (throughout the programme)

                Core Practice Areas
                • Business Law and Practice                      Written, timed assessments for each Core Practice
                • Civil Litigation                               Area.
                • Criminal Litigation
                • Property Law and Practice
                Skills
      Stage 1




                • Advocacy                                       • Oral, timed assessment
                • Interviewing and Advising                      • Oral, timed assessment
                • Drafting                                       • Written, timed, as part of other assessments
                • Writing                                        • Unsupervised, take-home assessment
                • Practical Legal Research                       • Unsupervised, take-home assessment
                Other Areas
                • Professional Conduct and Regulation            • Written, timed assessment
                • Taxation                                       • Written, as part of other timed assessments
                • Wills and Administration of Estates            • Unsupervised, online assessment



                Electives† (choose three)
                • Advanced Commercial Litigation                 The electives are assessed with written,
                • Advanced Commercial Property                   timed assessments.
                • Advanced Criminal Litigation
                • Debt Finance
                • Employment Law
                • Equity Finance
      Stage 2




                • Family Law
                • Immigration Law
                • Intellectual Property and Commercial Law
                • Media and Entertainment Law
                • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
                • Private Acquisitions
                • Private Client (Wills, Probate and
                  Estate Planning)

                †   All electives run subject to availability.


     More information and module descriptions can be found at: www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/lpc
 Flexible learning
                                                                                                                         39
 To offer the flexibility to balance your studies with    International students whose first language is not
 work, family and personal commitments, BPP offers        English must demonstrate a sufficient command




                                                                                                                     Professional programmes: Legal Practice Course (LPC)
 the following study options:                             of English by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score
                                                          (or equivalent).
 > full-time
                                                          Please note that places at BPP fill up quickly so you
 > part-time evening (two evenings per week)
                                                          are advised to apply as early as possible. Priority is
 > part-time weekend (one weekend every                   given to applicants who have put BPP as their
   three weeks)                                           first choice.
 > part-time day (four hours on one day a week)
 > part-time Saturday (every Saturday)                    How do I apply?
 > online* (44 hours at law school and 66 live online     Full-time
   hours)                                                 Apply online at: www.lawcabs.ac.uk or contact:
 You can also blend your learning and opt to take some    The Central Applications Board
 of your classes from any of the non-online modes         P0 Box 84, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1YX
 above online.*                                           Tel: + 44 (0)1483 301 282

 New for 2010 is the option of a January start in         If you would like to apply for the full-time LPC in
 addition to September for the full-time LPC in Leeds     Leeds or Manchester starting January 2010, please use
 and Manchester. With the January start the content       the form at the back of this prospectus or apply online
 and length (9 months) is exactly the same as the LPC     at: www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
 starting in September. This means you could complete
 the programme and begin a training contract by           Part-time or online
 October of the same year.                                Apply directly to BPP Law School using the application
                                                          form at the back of this prospectus or online at:
 The LPC is available in Birmingham*, Bristol*,           www.bpplawschool.com/apply-now
 Leeds, London (Holborn and Waterloo) and
 Manchester.                                              You must be a student member of the Solicitors
                                                          Regulation Authority (SRA) in order to commence
 For information on each individual study option,         the LPC.
 please refer to our programmes at a glance on
 page 50.
                                                          Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
 Graduate with an LPC and a masters                       If you are already qualified as a lawyer outside England
 degree - LLM (Professional Legal                         and Wales or you are a UK barrister, you may be able
 Practice)                                                to qualify to practise as a solicitor in England and
 At BPP, you can attain an LLM (Professional Legal        Wales by doing the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
 Practice) after you complete your LPC, in as little as   (QLTT).
 four months, giving you an additional and
 internationally recognised qualification. Please see     To find out more, please visit:
 page 30 for further details.                             www.bppprofessionaldevelopment.com/qltt

 Admission requirements
 > Qualifying law degree (minimum lower second class
   honours), or
 > Qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower second
   class honours) and GDL or CPE, or
 > Similar qualification such as ILEX/FILEX




*Subject to SRA approval.
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     ‘‘If you wish to become a world
     class advocate, BPP will definitely
     provide you with the tools and a
     sound understanding of the basic
     rules. The advocacy training is
     second-to-none.’’
     Tessa Olson
     Part-time BVC (now BPTC) London (Holborn),
     2007/09
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                                                                                                                          Professional programmes: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
Professional programmes:
Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
The BPTC (formerly Bar Vocational Course or BVC) brings new
demands to the vocational stage of training for intending barristers.
An essential step to being called to the Bar and completing a
pupillage, the BPTC can be studied either full-time, or part-time on
one weekend every month – so you don’t even have to live in the
city to get all the benefits.

Preparing you for practice
BPP’s BPTC is an intellectually challenging, practically-   What makes BPP’s BPTC unique?
orientated and rigorous programme, providing you            > Tutors who continue to work in practice and
with the essential skills you need to practise as a           mock and real advocacy and conference
barrister including:                                          assessments with actors, meaning your training is
> high-quality teaching from experienced practising           professionally up-to-date and you get a realistic
  barristers, many of whom continue to practise at            experience of work as a barrister
  the Bar                                                   > Strong focus on advocacy classes which are
> exercises based on the real-life case experiences of        recorded and fed back on to prepare you for life at
  your tutors                                                 the Bar

> high levels of face-to-face tuition in groups as small    > Extensive range of textbooks, online resources and
  as six students for advocacy and conference skills          practitioner books required for the programme are
                                                              included in the programme fees, so you can begin to
> regular practice of skills recorded to enable you to        reference professional texts and to build your own
  review and improve your performance                         practitioner library as soon as you start your training
> individual oral and written feedback from tutors          > Opportunity to graduate with a BPTC, which is
> annual mooting events judged by practitioners and           taught at masters level, and a masters degree - LLM
  members of the judiciary give you the opportunity           (Professional Legal Practice) - by studying for as little
  to practise your advocacy skills in a competitive           as an additional four months
  environment
> Introduction to Pupillage lectures
> Alternative Dispute Resolution workshops
> court visits and practitioner evenings
     Programme content and assessment
42
     The BPTC is taught through a high number of small                 A wide choice of options is available giving you the best
     group sessions, plus practical exercises and lectures. The        opportunity to learn about your intended area of
     programme places particular emphasis on developing                practice.
     advocacy and conference skills needed for practice.



                           Modules                                     Assessment (actors and real barristers are
                                                                       used in the oral skills assessments)
                           Induction programme
                           • Introduction to Knowledge Subjects        There are no assessments for the induction
                           • Introduction to Skills                    programme.
                           • Legal Research
                           • Professional Ethics
                           • Remedies
                           Compulsory modules
                           • Advocacy                                  • Oral skills assessments: submission made to a judge
                                                                         and witness handling
                           • Civil Litigation, Evidence and Remedies   • Closed-book, three-hour multiple choice and short
                                                                         answer assessment
                           • Conference                                • Oral skills assessment: pre-prepared scenario with
                                                                         further instructions issued immediately before the
                                                                         assessment (perform a professional counsel-to-
                                                                         client conference)
      Full-time (1 year)




                           • Criminal Litigation, Evidence and         • Closed-book, three-hour multiple choice and short
                             Sentencing                                  answer assessment
                           • Drafting                                  • Invigilated exam
                           • Resolution of disputes out of court       • Written assessment
                           • Opinion Writing                           • Invigilated exam
                           • Professional Ethics                       • Closed-book, three-hour multiple choice and short
                                                                         answer assessment, court visit reports and law in
                                                                         practice experience

                           Options* (choose 2)
                           • Advanced Criminal Litigation              Depending on which options are chosen the
                           • Company Law                               assessments will test the substantive subject matter
                           • Employment Law                            of that option in the context of one of the
                           • Family Law                                compulsory skills, such as written or oral advocacy,
                           • Intellectual Property Law**               a conference or a negotiation.
                           • International Trade Law**
                           • Judicial Review
                           • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
                           • Property and Chancery Law

                           *All options run subject to availability.
                           **London only.



     For details of the structure of the part-time programme and module descriptions, please visit:
     www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/bptc
Flexible learning                                              How do I apply?
                                                                                                                                43
To offer the flexibility to balance your studies with          Applications for both the full and part-time BPTC must
work, family and personal commitments, BPP offers              be made via the Bar Standards Board’s central online




                                                                                                                           Professional programmes: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
two study modes:                                               applications system at:
                                                               www.barprofessionaltraining.org.uk
> full-time
                                                               You must be a member of one of the Inns of Court in
> part-time (one weekend per month)                            order to commence the BPTC.
The BPTC is available in Leeds and London
(Holborn).

For information on study options, please refer to our          Bar Aptitude Test
programmes at a glance on page 50.
                                                               The Bar Council Aptitude Test is the transfer test for
                                                               solicitors and qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions
Graduate with a BPTC and a masters                             who wish to qualify to practise at the Bar of England
degree - LLM (Professional Legal                               and Wales. It is the Bar equivalent of the Qualified
Practice)                                                      Lawyers Transfer Test.
At BPP, you can attain an LLM (Professional Legal              To find out more, please visit:
Practice) after you complete your BPTC, in as little as        www.bpplawschool.com/baraptitudetest.htm
four months, allowing you to graduate with an additional
and internationally recognised qualification and giving you
competitive advantage in the legal employment market.
Please see page 30 for further details.

Admission requirements
> Qualifying law degree (minimum lower second class
  honours), or
> Qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower second
  class honours) and a GDL or CPE


All students must have a strong command of English to
complete the BPTC. Any student whose first language is
not English must hold an IELTS level 7.5 score in all four
parts of the test.
Please note that places at BPP fill up quickly so you
are advised to apply as early as possible. Priority is given
to applicants who have placed BPP as their first choice.
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     Short programmes:
     LLB and GDL Revision Programme
     We understand that the months prior to your final summer exams can
     be a stressful time. To help ease the strain, we offer a unique revision
     programme for the LLB and GDL* qualifications.
     Preparing you for practice
     Our revision programme is led by experienced                  In addition to face-to-face tuition, you will have access
     academics and practitioners with relevant expertise to        to our facilities and resources, such as the:
     support and prepare you to your highest ability for
                                                                   > Virtual Learning Environment
     these notoriously difficult exams. Although we cannot
     guarantee success, we will determine, explain and             > online careers service
     clarify the pertinent areas of law most commonly
                                                                   > online library - the largest online legal library in the
     examined on a standard LLB/GDL programme and                    UK
     provide structured answers to the most commonly
     encountered problems and essay questions within               > specialist legal library at our Leeds, London
     each subject area.                                              (Waterloo) and Manchester law schools
                                                                   You can find more information at:
                                                                   www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/revision
     What makes BPP’s LLB and GDL
     Revision Programme unique?                                    Flexible learning
     > Examination techniques session and drop-in centre
                                                                   You can book to do as few or as many subjects to suit
       where you can bring past essays and assignments for
                                                                   your needs.The programme will run on various dates
       expert tutors to feedback on
                                                                   in April and May 2010 and is available in Leeds,
     > Presentations by guest speakers providing advice on         London (Waterloo) and Manchester**.
       legal careers
                                                                   Please refer to our programmes at a glance on
     > 20% refund on revision programme fees upon                  page 50 for further information.
       registration on our LPC, BPTC or one of our LLMs
                                                                   Admission requirements
     > Guaranteed place on our LPC or LLMs upon
       successful completion of your LLB or GDL                    You should currently be studying an LLB or a GDL at
                                                                   another institution. This programme is not suitable for
                                                                   current BPP LLB or GDL students, because a
     Programme content                                             comprehensive revision programme is included in
     We offer revision sessions in the following subjects:         these programmes’ fees.
                                                                   How do I book my place?
     The seven foundation subjects:
     > Contract Law                                                You can apply for individual subjects or all subjects as a
     > Constitutional and Administrative Law                       package.
     > Criminal Law                                                Applications can be made directly to BPP Law School
     > Equity and Trusts Law                                       using the form at the back of this prospectus or online
     > Land Law                                                    at: www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
     > Law of the European Union
     > Law of Tort
     Plus:
     > Company Law
     > Employment Law
     > Family Law
     > Intellectual Property Law




     *Please note this programme is not intended for current BPP LLB or GDL students, because at BPP a comprehensive revision
     programme is included in these programmes’ fees. **Please note revision programmes are subject to minimum student numbers.
Short programmes:                                                                                                       45




                                                                                                                   Short programmes: LLB and GDL Revision Programme and Summer School
Summer School
With a mix of sample sessions and social activities, our Summer
School provides the opportunity to meet the people and experience
our facilities first-hand. It’s a real taste of life at BPP Law School,
without commitment – ideal for anyone trying to make an informed
choice about their next step in legal education.

Preparing you for practice                                  Programme content
The Summer School is a lively, interactive and fun
introduction to the study of law, involving not only        The Summer School includes:
academic sessions, but court visits and social activities   > daily specialist careers session
too.
                                                            > introduction to advocacy
Taught by experienced tutors at the forefront of
educational innovation, the teaching approach is            > introduction to the English Legal System and
vocational and student centred, using real world              legal skills
experience to prepare you for the challenging               > European Union Law
requirements of an evolving, professional workplace.
                                                            > Public Law (Constitutional and Criminal Law)
All materials are included in the fees and are designed
or recommended by our tutors, many of whom have
first-hand experience of working in practice.               For further information on the Summer School
                                                            content, please visit:
                                                            www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/summer
                                                            school
What makes BPP’s Summer
School unique?
                                                            Flexible learning
> 12 hours of tutorials and lectures delivered by legal
  academics and practitioners                               The Summer School is available in Leeds, London
                                                            (Waterloo) and Manchester. Please refer to our
> Students enrolling on the Summer School who               programmes at a glance on page 50 for further
  then study an LLB or the GDL with BPP will receive        information.
  a 20% refund on their Summer School fees
                                                            Admission requirements
> Expert careers advice from our specialist legal
  careers advisers, helping you make informed               You must be over 18 to attend the Summer School.
  decisions about your professional future                  Applicants are not required to have any formal
                                                            qualifications.
> Visit to a court so you can experience what a real
  case is like                                              How do I book my place?
                                                            By using the form at the back of this prospectus and
                                                            sending it directly to BPP Law School or online at:
                                                            www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
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Tailor-made corporate




                                                                                                                      Tailor-made corporate programmes
programmes
BPP helps organisations to achieve success by ensuring that they can
recruit, develop and retain the best possible trainees and employees.
Many leading firms and organisations sponsor their trainees on our
standard programmes because of the real benefits they deliver in
the workplace – but we can also adapt these or create bespoke
solutions and, because of our degree awarding powers, BPP can
offer full academic accreditation.

BPP College was granted degree awarding powers in        Over 500 firms, companies and organisations sponsor
September 2007, in recognition of our quality and        their employees on BPP programmes every year, and
excellence. This means that in addition to the           we are also the exclusive provider for 18 of the UK’s
standard, academically certified programmes outlined     leading law firms, thanks to the relevance of our LPC
in this prospectus, we are also able to customise        to current legal practice. Six firms also exclusively send
existing programmes or develop bespoke programmes        their trainees without law degrees to do our GDL.
to precisely suit your needs – all underpinned by
                                                         Whether you are looking to sponsor trainees on
academic rigour. We can even validate existing in-
                                                         existing programmes, tailor a programme to your
house training programmes or design new
                                                         needs or provide rigorous training in-house, BPP
programmes with a specific sector focus. For example,
                                                         prepares trainees for practice in the real world – your
we have recently worked in collaboration with leading
                                                         world.
law firms Simmons & Simmons on a new MBA (Legal
Services) and SJ Berwin on a proposed new MA (Law        To find out more about our corporate offering,
with Business). We can tailor study modes too,           request a dedicated brochure from admissions by
running flexible full-time or part-time programmes at    calling 0845 077 5566 – or ask to speak directly to one
our own superbly equipped centres, via distance          of our business development team to discuss your
learning or in the workplace – wherever you want,        organisation’s individual training needs.
whenever you want.
All our programme content is rigorous and continually
reviewed through our close associations with leading
law firms, ensuring that we really do prepare students
and employees for practice. BPP's ongoing relationship
with businesses and law firms also delivers
considerable commercial and workforce benefits for
organisations operating in a similar field.
       Our programmes at a glance
48   Undergraduate degrees:

        LLB and LLB (Business Law)                                                                                                                Location




                                                                                                                       Birmingham††




                                                                                                                                                                                    Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                       (Waterloo)
                                                                                                                                                           (Holborn)
        Programme                    Duration                   Explanation




                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Distance
                                                                                                                                      Bristol††




                                                                                                                                                           London


                                                                                                                                                                       London
        of study




                                                                                                                                                   Leeds
        Full-time (flexi-
        mode)**
                                     2-3 years             Choose between teaching on
                                                           weekdays, evenings, Saturdays, online
                                                                                                                                                                        3                        3
                                                           or a combination of these.


                                                                                                                                                                        3                        3
        Part-time (flexi-            4-6 years             Choose between teaching on
        mode)**                                            weekdays, evenings, Saturdays, online
                                                           or a combination of these.


        LLB (GDL Conversion)


        Full-time or
        part-time (flexi-
                                    4 months - 7
                                    years after
                                                           Online activities and learning with two
                                                           optional weeks of seminars in London.                                                                       3                         3
        mode)**                     you start
                                    your GDL


        Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law

                                                                                                                                                                       3                         3
        Full-time or                4 months –             Online activities and learning with two
        part-time                   5 years                optional weeks of seminars in London.
        (flexi-mode)**

     Masters degrees:

        LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM
        (International Business Law)

        Full-time                   1 year                 A one-hour whole group session per
                                                           fortnight and a 11/2 hour seminar per week                                                      3
                                                           per module. Times and days depend on
                                                           the modules you select.


        Part-time                   2 years                A one-hour whole group session per
                                                           fortnight and a 11/2 hour seminar per week
                                                                                                                                                           3
                                                           per module. Times and days depend on
                                                           the modules you select.


        LLM (Professional Legal Practice)

        Full-time (flexi-
        mode)**
                                    4–6
                                    months
                                                           Two face-to-face seminars for the
                                                           Preparation and Planning module followed
                                                                                                                      3 3 3 33 3
                                                                                                                       Two       Two       Two        Two       Two      Two
                                                           by supervised individual research and                     practice- practice- practice- practice- practice- practice-
                                                                                                                      based     based     based      based     based    based
                                                                                                                     projects projects projects projects or projects projects
                                                           preparation of the proposal/s and                                                       1 practice-
                                                                                                                                                     based
                                                           project/s. Taught modules are as per the                                                project and
                                                                                                                                                    1 taught
                                                           other LLMs.                                                                               module




       ††
        Subject to SRA validation. **Study at your own pace – full-time, part-time, distance learning or a combination of these during the length of the programme.
      LLM (Professional Legal Practice) cont.                                                                                                    Location
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 49




                                                                                                                      Birmingham††




                                                                                                                                                                                       Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                        (Waterloo)
                                                                                                                                                            (Holborn)
   Programme Duration                                             Explanation




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distance
                                                                                                                                     Bristol††




                                                                                                                                                            London


                                                                                                                                                                        London




                                                                                                                                                                                                               Our programmes at a glance
   of study




                                                                                                                                                  Leeds
     Part-time
     (flexi-
                            7 months - 7
                            years after
                                                      Two face-to-face seminars for the
                                                      Preparation and Planning module followed by
                                                                                                                     3 3 3 33 3
                                                                                                                      Two       Two       Two        Two       Two      Two
     mode)**                you register              supervised individual research and                            practice- practice- practice- practice- practice- practice-
                                                                                                                     based     based     based      based     based    based
                                                                                                                    projects projects projects projects or projects projects
                            on the                    preparation of the proposal/s and project/s.                                                1 practice-
                                                                                                                                                    based
                            LPC/BPTC                  Taught modules are as per the other LLMs.                                                   project and
                                                                                                                                                   1 taught
                                                                                                                                                    module




Professional programmes:

      Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

   Full-time               1 year                     Monday-Friday with classes held on a
                                                      maximum of four days a week. Each module is                                                 3                     3 33
                                                      taught in a one-hour lecture and a one-hour
                                                      tutorial per week, except EU Law which is
                                                      taught every two weeks. Tutorials are available
                                                      at law school or remotely and lectures are
                                                      available live, on DVD and as MP4 and MP3
                                                      files.


                                                                                                                                                                        3                           3
   One year                1 year                     Up to twenty-four days of contact time split
   distance                                           into six four-day blocks or two four-day blocks
   learning                                           plus eight weekends and online. Lectures are
                                                      provided on DVD and as MP4 and MP3 files.


   Part-time               2 years
                                                                                                                                                  3                     3 3
                                                      One Saturday per fortnight. Classes
   Saturday                                           concentrate on tutorials and recorded lectures
                                                      are provided on DVD and as MP4 and MP3
                                                      files.
   Part-time
                                                                                                                                                                        3
                           2 years                    Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6 –
   2 evenings                                         9pm. Lectures are also available on DVD and
   per week                                           as MP4 and MP3 files for you to review.


   Part-time
   1 evening
                           2 years                    One evening per week – Monday or
                                                      Wednesday between 6 – 9pm. Classes                                                          3 3 3 3
                                                                                                                                                  Monday



                                                                                                                                                              Monday



                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday



                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday




   per week                                           concentrate on tutorials and recorded lectures
                                                      are provided on DVD and as MP4 and MP3
                                                      files.
   Part-time day           2 years                    One half-day per week from 9am – 1pm.
                                                      Classes concentrate on tutorials and                                                        3                      3 3
                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday



                                                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday




                                                      recorded lectures are provided on DVD and
                                                      as MP4 and MP3 files.

   Part-time               2 years                    Up to twelve days of contact time per year split
   distance                                           into three four-day blocks or one four-day
                                                      block plus four weekends and online. Lectures
                                                                                                                                                                        3                           3
   learning
                                                      are provided on DVD and as MP4 and MP3
                                                      files.



The days listed are based on 2009/10 and are subject to change.
††
  Subject to SRA validation. **Study at your own pace – full-time, part-time, distance learning or a combination of these during the length of the programme.
          Legal Practice Course (LPC)§                                                                                                               Location




                                                                                                                          Birmingham††




                                                                                                                                                                                         Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                            (Waterloo)
                                                                                                                                                                (Holborn)




                                                                                                                                                                                                      Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Distance
          Programme                     Duration                  Explanation




                                                                                                                                         Bristol††




                                                                                                                                                                London


                                                                                                                                                                            London
                                                                                                                                                      Leeds
          of study
50
                                                         Monday-Friday with classes held on two – four
         Full-time                        1 year         days a week depending on your timetable
                                                         preferences*. Each module is taught in one-hour
                                                                                                                         3 33 3 33
                                                         live lectures (or online lectures if you opt for two
                                                         or three days per week) and two-hour small group
                                                         sessions. Lectures for compulsory modules are
                                                         available as MP4 and MP3 files for you to review.
                                                         Induction programme followed by one weekend
         Part-time
         weekend
                                          16       (Saturday and Sunday) every three weeks. Classes
                                          months concentrate on small group sessions and recorded                                                     3 3                                3
                                          or more† lectures for compulsory modules are provided as
                                                         MP4 and MP3 files together with written materials.

                                                                                                                         3 3 3 3                                                         3
         Part-time                        16             Induction programme followed by Monday and
         evening                          months         Wednesday evenings between 6 – 8pm and
                                                         sometimes on other evenings, depending on
                                          or more†       elective modules chosen. Classes concentrate on
                                                         small group sessions and recorded lectures for
                                                         compulsory modules are provided as MP4 and
                                                         MP3 files together with written materials.
                                                         Induction programme followed by four hours on
                                                                                                                                                      3 3 33
         Part-time day                    16
                                                         one day per week. Classes concentrate on small
                                          months         group sessions and recorded lectures for




                                                                                                                                                                   Friday



                                                                                                                                                                               Monday



                                                                                                                                                                                            TBC
                                                                                                                                                       Monday
                                          or more†       compulsory modules are provided as MP4 and
                                                         MP3 files together with written materials.
         Part-time                        16             Induction programme followed by Saturdays.
         Saturday                         months
                                          or more†
                                                         Classes concentrate on small group sessions and
                                                         recorded lectures for compulsory modules are
                                                         provided as MP4 and MP3 files together with
                                                                                                                         3 3 3 3                                                         3
                                                         written materials.
         Online††                         12             Teaching blocks (44 hours) of small group sessions
                                          months         at the beginning and end of each module at law
                                          or
                                          more~
                                                         school and the remaining study online (66 hours)
                                                         including live small group sessions delivered in a
                                                         virtual classroom at a specified time. Recorded
                                                                                                                         3 3 3 33 3 3
                                                         lectures for all modules are provided as MP4 and
                                                         MP3 files together with written materials.

          Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

         Full-time                        1 year         Monday-Friday with classes held on four days a
                                                         week. One day a week is reserved for research                                                3 3
                                                         and preparation. Each module is taught by
                                                         small group sessions, practical exercises and
                                                         lectures.
         Part-time                        2 years        Three-day induction programme followed by
         weekend                                         one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every
                                                         month. Each module is taught by small group
                                                                                                                                                      3 3
                                                         sessions and practical exercises with lectures
                                                         provided on DVD.

          LLB and GDL Revision Programme

         For 2010 dates,                  1 day –        Two sessions of three hours per subject.
         please see:
         www.bpplawsch                    1 week                                                                                                      3                       3 3
         ool.com/progra
         mmes/revision

           Summer School
         For 2010 dates,
                                                                                                                                                      3                        3 3
                         1 week                          Monday-Friday with classes designed to give you a
         please see:                                     taste of what it is like to study law and
         www.bpplawschoo                                 information on legal careers.
         l.com/programme
         s/summerschool
     The days listed are based on 2009/10 and are subject to change. §Subject to SRA validation you can blend your learning and opt to take some of your classes from any of the
     LPC modes online. The online study materials will include live small group sessions delivered in a virtual classroom at a specified time. Recorded lectures for compulsory
     modules are provided as MP4 and MP3 files together with written materials.*Subject to availability. Flexible timetables are available from September - February. †Stage 1 can be
     completed in one year in any of the part-time modes listed above. Stage 2 can be completed in any mode, at different start dates throughout the year and at a pace to suit your
     needs. ††Subject to SRA validation. ~Study at your own pace – typically 18-24 months.
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     Our programmes at a glance
52
                                                                                                                         53
Life after BPP Law School




                                                                                                                       Life after BPP Law School
Completing your programme at BPP Law School is just the first step
– we are committed to supporting you as you embark on your
career, from simply keeping you up to speed with news about your
contemporaries to providing you with practical benefits and
opportunities to help you progress further.
xBPP – BPP’s alumni network                                Continuous Professional Development
Your connection with BPP and your fellow students
                                                           (CPD)
doesn’t have to end when you graduate. In fact, we         As a qualified solicitor or barrister you are required to
actively encourage graduates to stay in touch – with       undertake CPD that is relevant and appropriate to
us, and with each other. To make this possible,            your professional responsibilities and personal
graduates of BPP Law School programmes are invited         development.
to join xBPP, our alumni association. xBPP provides
                                                           BPP Professional Education is recognised as a leading
members with a range of benefits free of charge
                                                           provider of high quality CPD training for the legal
including:
                                                           profession. We deliver an extensive range of
> social events and reunions                               introductory, intermediate and advanced/specialist
                                                           courses, (including in-house delivery) at locations
> professional and networking events
                                                           nationwide.
> discounts on further study at BPP
                                                           Our contemporary courses are regularly reviewed and
In addition, you will receive the quarterly xBPP           revised to ensure that they take account of the very
e-newsletter emailed directly to your inbox. This          latest developments in the law, putting our range of
keeps you up-to-date with the latest news both from        update courses amongst the top 50 best sellers for
BPP and from some of our notable alumni. It also           our clients.
features details about some of the ways you can
                                                           With an experienced team of speakers who are
remain involved in the life of the law school after your
                                                           experts in their field, BPP has been the trusted choice
programme has finished, such as through our
                                                           for professionals working within industry and practice
innovative ‘Access to Practice’ scheme.
                                                           for over 25 years.
For more information on xBPP, please visit:
www.bpplawschool.com/alumni
                                                           For more information on CPD, please visit:
                                                           www.bppprofessionaldevelopment.com/law
Professional Skills Courses (PSC)
The PSC is compulsory for those training to become a
solicitor and if you take it with BPP you are entitled
to a free Personal Trainee Solicitor Membership, which
gives you up to 50% discount on BPP's CPD courses.
We run the most flexible PSC programme available,
with core subjects in locations around the country and
more core courses running in London than any other
provider. Our elective range is also wider than any
other provider, with over 170 elective courses.

For more information on PSC, please visit:
www.bppprofessionaldevelopment.com/psc
54
     Visit us
     We are happy to show you around any of our
     law schools.
     We run open days and evenings during the week and
     at weekends for you to meet our staff and ask any
     questions you may have. These sessions provide a fun
     and interactive way to:
     > find out more information about your
       chosen programme
     > sample our teaching
     > obtain specialist careers advice
     > meet current BPP students and members of our
       alumni who are now working in practice
     > see the quality of BPP’s facilities and resources
     All event dates can be found on our website. If these
     dates are not suitable, please contact admissions to
     arrange a personal tour at a time convenient for you.
     BPP participates in numerous law fairs and university
     careers events throughout the year.

     Please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/visit_us for
     more information.




     Contact
     information
     If you have any queries, would like to book a place
     on one of our open days or evenings or arrange a
     personal tour, please contact admissions.


     Admissions
     BPP Law School
     68-70 Red Lion Street
     London WC1R 4NY
     Tel: 0845 077 5566
     Fax: 020 7404 1389
     Email: admissions@bpp.com
     Web: www.bpplawschool.com
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     Visit us and contact information
56
      Fees, funding and scholarships
      Fees for programmes starting in September 2010 have yet to be set.
      As a guide, please find below the annual fees for programmes starting
      in September 2009. Our law schools in Birmingham and Bristol are
      new for 2010, but fees will be similar to Leeds and Manchester. Our
      LLB and GDL Revision Programme in Leeds and Manchester is new for
      2010, but the fees will be similar to London.

                                        Leeds         London (Holborn and           Manchester         Distance Learning
                                                          Waterloo)
     Undergraduate degrees:
     LLB and LLB                                        £30 per credit or                                £30 per credit
     (Business Law)                       –                                              –
                                                        £9,750 for the full                            or £9,750 for the
                                                           programme                                    full programme
                                                           (Waterloo only)

     LLB (GDL Conversion)
     (price per module - to            £948.50               £948.50                 £948.50                £948.50
     obtain the LLB you must
     do two modules)
     Graduate Certificate in
     Commercial Law                                           £948.50
                                          –                                              –                  £948.50
     (price per module - to                                 (Waterloo only)
     obtain the certificate you
     must do two modules)
     Masters degrees:
     LLM (Commercial Law),                          £50 per credit or £8,200
     LLM (Financial Regulation             –         for the full programme              –                     –
     and Compliance) and LLM                                (Holborn only)
     (International Business Law)

     LLM (Professional Legal            £2,900                £3,960                  £2,900                   –
     Practice)

     Professional programmes:
     GDL                               £6,830                 £8,730                  £6,830                 £8,730
                                                            (Waterloo only)

     LPC                                £9,995               £12,500                  £9,995                   –
     BPTC                              £11,950               £14,700                     –                     –
                                                            (Holborn only)

     Short programmes:
     LLB and GDL Revision                             £150 per subject. £950
     Programme                                       for the seven foundation
                                          –             subjects - save £100.            –                     –
                                                      £1,195 for all subjects -
                                                       save more than £150.
                                                           (Waterloo only)


     Summer School                       £385                   £385                   £385                    –

      The fees for our programmes are the same regardless of which mode of study you choose and regardless of
      whether you are a home or international student. We offer flexible payment plans for all programmes. For details,
      please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/funding_and_scholarships/fees.htm
Please note that in addition to the fees on the           Closing date for receipt of applications is usually in
opposite page, the law school is required to collect an   April prior to the start of your programme in               57
administration fee on behalf of the professional          September. For more information, please contact




                                                                                                                    Fees, funding and scholarships
bodies:                                                   the SRA:
> the SRA’s administration charge‡ is £110 for those      Tel: 0870 606 2555
  studying the LPC                                        Web: www.sra.org.uk
> the Central Application Board’s fee‡ is £5.50 for the   Earning while learning
  full-time GDL and £8 for the full-time LPC
                                                          If you are concerned about funding your qualification,
> the Bar Standards Board’s fee‡ is £345 for those        all BPP’s programmes are available in part-time study
  studying the BPTC                                       modes offering flexibility to balance your studies with
‡
Correct at the time of print.                             work, family and personal commitments.

For your convenience:                                     NatWest Professional Trainee Loan for
> if you book all your modules at the start of your       BPP Law School students
  degree programme you’ll benefit from a discount of
                                                          BPP has an arrangement with NatWest whereby full-
  more than £800
                                                          time students on the GDL, LPC or BPTC can apply for
> all of our programmes offer the option of paying by     a Professional Trainee Loan of up to £25,000 to cover
  manageable instalments                                  their programme fees and expenses. Part-time
                                                          students on the GDL, LPC or BPTC can apply to
Special offers                                            borrow up to the cost of the programme fees.
> students attending our short programmes who then        For further details and to apply, speak to a
  go on to study one of our degree or professional        NatWest Graduate Manager nearest to your chosen
  programmes will receive a 20% refund on their           BPP Law School:
  short programme fees
                                                          Leeds: 0113 244 0316
> BPP offers a 20% discount to current or former BPP
  GDL, LPC or BVC students starting the LLM               London: 020 7353 7671
  (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and         Manchester: 0161 274 3918
  Compliance) or LLM (International Business Law) in
  2010                                                    Or to contact a Graduate Manager near where you
                                                          live, go to: www.natwest.com/bpp
BPP’s scholarship scheme
                                                          (Over 18s only. Terms and conditions apply.)
To widen the diversity of the legal profession, BPP
operates a scholarship scheme for exceptional
individuals demonstrating a strong desire and level of
commitment to qualifying as a lawyer.
Qualification for the scheme is based on a number of      Student finance
criteria including academic ability and financial need.
                                                          If you are intending to study the LLB or LLB (Business
Please visit our website at:
                                                          Law) then you may be eligible for student finance. For
www.bpplawschool.com/funding_and_scholarships
                                                          more information on student finance and how to
for further details of the generous scholarships
                                                          apply, please visit:
available.
                                                          www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
Annual competition with Lawyer 2B                         Other funding options
BPP partners Lawyer 2B to run a competition each
                                                          There are a number of other funding options available.
year offering a free place on both the GDL and the
LPC. The competition is launched in October and           Please visit:
details can be found at: www.bpplawschool.com/            www.bpplawschool.com/funding_and_scholarships
funding_and_scholarships or                               for further details.
www.thelawyer.com/lawyer2b
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
The SRA offers a bursary scheme for GDL and LPC
students along with a Diversity Access scheme to
which BPP donates several free places each year.
58   Guidance notes for applicants to the:
     > part-time LLB and LLB (Business Law)
     > Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law
     > LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM (International Business Law)
     > full-time GDL/LPC starting January 2010
     > part-time GDL
     > part-time LPC
     > LLB and GDL Revision Programme
     > Summer School
     For details of how to apply for the full-time LLB or         3. obtained a Certificate of Completion of the
     GDL, the LLB (GDL Conversion), the full-time LPC, the           Academic Stage of Training
     BPTC or the LLM (Professional Legal Practice), please
                                                                  Due to heavy demand for places on our programmes,
     refer to the relevant chapters in this prospectus or
                                                                  you are advised to submit your application for the
     contact admissions on 0845 077 5566.
                                                                  LPC as early as possible.
     Graduate Diploma in Law                                      References
     Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Standards                Part-time LLB or LLB (Business Law), LLM
     Board requirements                                           (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation
     The usual requirement for admission to the GDL is a          and Compliance), LLM (International
     degree from a UK university or a UK NARIC-listed
     overseas university. However the Solicitors Regulation
                                                                  Business Law), full-time GDL, full-time LPC
     Authority and Bar Standards Board may also recognise         and part-time LPC
     non-standard qualifications, for example degree              Please print your full name and state which
     equivalent qualifications, professional qualifications and   programme you are applying for on the attached
     Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives or              reference form, detach the form from this document
     non-graduate mature persons who have gained                  and give it to your academic referee (usually someone
     considerable experience or shown exceptional ability         who has recently taught you). Your referee should
     in an academic, business or administrative field.            send the form directly to admissions.
     Applicants with overseas degrees or with non-
     standard qualifications must have obtained a
                                                                  Part-time GDL, Graduate Certificate in
     Certificate of Academic Standing (COAS) from the             Commercial Law and LLB and GDL Revision
     Solicitors Regulation Authority (for intending               Programme
     solicitors) or the Bar Standards Board (for intending
     barristers) confirming that they are eligible to             Acceptance onto the part-time GDL, Graduate
     commence the GDL before starting the programme.              Certificate in Commercial Law and LLB and GDL
                                                                  Revision Programme is based on academic
     Students seeking exemption from part of the GDL              achievement and other information provided on the
     should obtain a letter confirming their exemptions           application form. No references are required.
     from the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Bar
     Standards Board before starting the programme.               Summer School
                                                                  The Summer School is an open access programme.
     Please note that you need not have obtained a COAS           We are interested in your academic achievement and
     or letter of exemption before applying to BPP.               other information provided on the application form,
                                                                  so we can understand your background and learning
     Due to heavy demand for places on our programmes             requirements. No references are required.
     you are advised to submit your application for the
     GDL as early as possible.                                    Further information
                                                                  For further information on applications for part-time
     Legal Practice Course                                        programmes, Certificates of Academic Standing,
     Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements                 letters confirming partial exemption from the GDL or
                                                                  Certificates of Completion of the Academic Stage of
     The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Training
                                                                  Training, please contact admissions on 0845 077 5566
     Regulations require that, before starting a Legal
                                                                  or email: admissions@bpp.com
     Practice Course, students have:
                                                                  Alternatively contact the Solicitors Regulation
     1. enrolled as a student member of the SRA                   Authority (Tel: 0870 606 2555, email:
     2. passed the academic stage of training by completing       contactcentre@sra.org.uk) or the Bar Standards Board
        a qualifying law degree (or equivalent qualification)     (Tel: 020 7242 0082, email:
        or a GDL/CPE                                              academicstage@barstandardsboard.org.uk) directly.
Application form                                                                                                               59




                                                                                                                              Application form
Part-time LLB and LLB (Business Law), Graduate Certificate
in Commercial Law, LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial
Regulation and Compliance), LLM (International Business
Law), GDL, LPC, LLB and GDL Revision Programme and
Summer School only.

Please fully complete all sections in BLOCK CAPITALS using a black ballpoint pen. Please note you can also apply online at:
www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
 SECTION A – Personal details


(Please tick)       Mr    Mrs    Ms       Miss     other


Surname/Family name:

Forenames:




Sex (please tick)        Male    Female                    Date of birth     /     /          (day / month / year)




Correspondence address:




                                                           Postcode:

Main contact telephone:                                    Mobile/cell phone:

Home telephone:                                            Email:

Nationality:                                               Country of domicile or permanent residence:
      SECTION B – Your choice of programme
60
     Please refer to our programmes at a glance on pages 48-51 of this prospectus.
     Please tick the box to indicate the programme you are applying for. Please tick only ONE box.

                                                                                                                        London              Online
       LLB                                                                                                             (Waterloo)
        Part-time

                                                                                                                        London              Online
       LLB (Business Law)                                                                                              (Waterloo)
        Part-time


                                                                                                                              London            Online
       Graduate Certificate in Commercial Law                                                                                (Waterloo)
        Two seminar weeks and distance learning
        Distance learning


                                                                                                                                           London
       LLM (Commercial Law)                                                                                                               (Holborn)
        Full-time
        Part-time


                                                                                                                                            London
        LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)                                                                                          (Holborn)
        Full-time
        Part-time


                                                                                                                                            London
        LLM (International Business Law)                                                                                                   (Holborn)
        Full-time
        Part-time


                                                                                             London              London                         Online
       Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)                                         Leeds                              (Waterloo)   Manchester
                                                                                            (Holborn)
        Full-time (January 2010 only)
        Part-time (Saturday)
        Part-time (2 evenings per week)
        Part-time (1 evening per week)
        Part-time (day)
        Part-time distance learning


                                                                                                             London           London        Manchester
        Legal Practice Course (LPC)                   Birmingham*          Bristol*             Leeds       (Holborn)        (Waterloo)
        Full-time (January 2010 only)
        Part-time (weekend)
        Part-time (evening)
        Part-time (day)
        Part-time Saturday
        Online*


                                                                                                                        London
       LLB and GDL Revision Programme                                                                   Leeds          (Waterloo)         Manchester
        Dates to be confirmed


                                                                                                                        London
       Summer School                                                                                 Leeds             (Waterloo)         Manchester
        Dates to be confirmed

                                                                                      For office use only

     *Subject to SRA approval.                                                        G     D    I   O U        22   21 R CO AS       R     P        O

     Programme details in this prospectus are indicative and do not form
     part of any contract with BPP Law School. BPP Law School reserves
                                                                                      REF                                             REF
     the right to vary the content of all programmes. All programmes                  EMA
     and modules run subject to availability. The content of this
     prospectus is correct at time of print.
 SECTION C – Qualifications
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A Levels (or equivalent exams taken on leaving school):




                                                                                                                                              Application form
  Subject                                                                             Grade      Year completed         Country of study




Higher Education

  Subject                                   Awarding           Grade/classification       Year of        Full-time or            Country
                                           institution             of degree            graduation        part-time              of study




Details of any other qualifications not mentioned above (for example professional qualifications such as ILEX):
  Subject                                          Title of award           Awarding body        Year completed         Country of study




   Please tick if you are applying for the GDL as a mature non-degree holding student
Please refer to the application guidance notes on page 58 for further information.

 SECTION D – Employment history

  Name of employer                                           Job title           Full-time or                       Dates
                                                                                  part-time             From                      To




 SECTION E – Applicants who are exempt from part of the GDL
This section is to be completed by GDL applicants only please:

If you are exempt from part of the GDL please tick the subjects you are applying to study.

   Constitutional and Administrative Law                 Land Law                                       Law of Torts

   Contract Law                                          Law of Equity and Trusts                       Other area of study/extended essay

   Criminal Law                                          Law of the European Union

 SECTION F – LLB and GDL Revision Programme subjects
This section is to be completed by LLB and GDL Revision programme applicants only. Please tick the subjects that you would like to study.

   Constitutional and Administrative Law                  Employment Law                                          Law of the European Union

   Company Law                                            Intellectual Property Law                               Law of Torts

   Contract Law                                           Land Law

   Criminal Law                                           Law of Equity and Trusts
      SECTION G – Additional information
62
     Have you ever enrolled on an LLB, an LLM, a GDL or an LPC at BPP or another institution before? (please tick)           Yes     No

     If yes, please detail below:

      Name of institution                               Programme                    Date enrolled              Reason for leaving or grade




     BPP is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of access. To help us meet your needs, please specify any special arrangements you may
     need to assist your studies. This information will not form part of the admission criteria.




     How did you hear about BPP Law School?



     Why did you choose to study at BPP?



     Have you also applied for a full-time place at BPP? (LLB, GDL and LPC applicants only) Yes          No
     Please tick this box if you require information about accommodation


      SECTION H – Personal statement
     Please supply any additional information relevant to support your application. This may include your reasons for wishing to study law, details of any
     work placements or why you feel you are suited to the programme for which you are applying. You may continue on additional sheets if necessary.




      SECTION I – Payment
     Are you being sponsored for the programme? (please tick)                           Yes     No

     If you are being sponsored by your employer or another organisation, please complete the following:
     Name of organisation:

     Named representative:

     Address:

                                                                            Postcode:

     Telephone:                                                             Email:



      DECLARATION
       I confirm that the information given on this form is correct and complete:


       Applicant’s signature:                                                                                   Date:

       Please return this form to: Admissions, BPP Law School, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4NY


     Data protection: Some personal data on applicants and enrolled students is held in a computer-based administrative system. These systems
     have been registered in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All personal data relating to applicants or students are treated in
     accordance with that Act.
Guidance notes for referees                                                                                           63




                                                                                                                     Application form
This applicant has applied for a place on the LLB, LLB (Business Law), the LLM (Commercial Law), the LLM
(Financial Regulation and Compliance), the LLM (International Business Law), the GDL or the LPC, at BPP Law
School. It would be of great assistance if you could provide an academic reference in the space overleaf which, if
possible, comments specifically on the following:
1) Actual or anticipated A Levels or equivalent, degree, LLB, CPE, GDL, LPC or BVC result. If the applicant
   obtained grades or a classification lower than expected or failed (or was referred or required to resit) any
   stage of the assessment, specific comments would be appreciated. Please include results for each subject
   studied.
2) Understanding of and commitment to a career as a lawyer or studying law.
3) Clarity of expression, both written and oral.
4) Ability to carry out independent research.
5) Personal qualities, including integrity, initiative and the ability to work with other people.
6) Other relevant personal circumstances.

Any information which you provide will be held in confidence and used only for admission purposes.

Once you have completed the reference, please send the form directly to:

Admissions
BPP Law School
68-70 Red Lion Street
London WC1R 4NY

Thank you
     REFERENCE –
64   Required for LLB, LLB (Business Law), LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance), LLM (International Business Law),
     GDL and LPC applications only. Please complete clearly using black ballpoint pen.


     Name of applicant:
     (please print)


     LLB, LLB (Business Law), LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance), LLM (International Business Law), GDL, LPC*
     (•please delete as appropriate)




     Predicted or actual A Levels or equivalent, degree, LLB, CPE, GDL, LPC or BVC* result:
     (•please delete as appropriate)




     Signature:


     Name:
     (please print)

     Position:


     Address:




     Telephone number:


     Email address:


     Date:

                                                                                          Stamp of authorisation from institution:
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