What it's like to study law at BPP University College

Studying for a law degree is challenging, interesting and satisfying - but you won't find anyone who will tell you it's easy. 

Studying law with BPP

So, if you've got your heart set on a career in the legal profession, it helps to choose a course that's flexible; one that can be tailored around the way you want to study.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree offered by BPP University College is such a course. New students can opt to start in May, September or January and can complete their degree over two or three years. There's an online study option, too, making it possible to fit study around work 

It's certainly a course that offers plenty of options. So what's it like to study with BPP? To find out, The Student Room caught up with current LLB student Anita Dowman, who's studying the two-year accelerated LLB degree.

Anita chose BPP's course for a number of reasons, not least its competitive fees of £6,000 a year. But one of the key attractions of studying with BPP has been the way it fits in with her lifestyle. 

"I live in South London and I chose to study at BPP because the location is ideal for me," says Anita.

In fact, study can take place in any of seven city centre locations - Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester - and it's even possible to complete the whole course online, should you wish.

Anita has found online access to be an important benefit in helping her manage the course's workload - especially since she has opted for the accelerated two-year course. 

"The accelerated course is quite intensive," she says. "However the online accessibility of the course materials means most of the self studying can be done at home. 

"The learning materials can all be found on BPP’s virtual learning environment – everything you need is there. It is very easy to work your way round and find information to support your study."

All of the academics leading the course have real-world legal experience, and Anita says this practical knowledge helps their teaching come alive.

Law at BPP

"The teaching is fantastic and very professional," says Anita. "As all the teachers have either worked in the field they teach or are still working in the field they offer a wide range of personal experiences that really support what you are learning. 

"What I have learned at BPP has already helped me to understand law and apply it in everyday life and situations." 

She hopes to gain experience of her own by working on real cases through BPP's pro bono centre. "I believe this will help me gain a pupillage," Anita says.

"The whole experience of university at BPP has been pleasant and memorable," she adds. "I enjoy the array of study areas – whether it be group study or silent study. My study group is amazing and I have met some really good friends.

"I feel very confident about gaining employment as BPP offers a wide range of careers services."

So, what does the future hold? Well, that's something Anita already has well mapped out.

"I plan to study the BPTC, become a barrister and then get into politics," she says. "I would like to become the next female prime minister." Watch this space.

Find out more about the LLB (Hons) at BPP University College