BPP University, Cambridge (GDL)

The Legal Cheek View

If you’ve always romanticised about cycling to law school down cobbled streets alongside quaint bakeries and picturesque buildings, then studying the GDL at BPP’s Cambridge campus could be the ticket. But ultimately for most students this course is about getting the necessary legal knowledge to land a training contract, and despite the lovely backdrop BPP Cambridge is no different to other GDLs in that respect.

In common with many GDL courses seminars are delivered on site but lectures are online. You’ll be learning online from pre-recorded lectures that have been uploaded to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Most students only have to be on site two days a week to attend their tutorials.

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The quality of teaching ranges from “generally good” to “all excellent” across BPP Cambridge student opinion. The course materials, which are sent directly to each student, include a thick textbook, a bundle of study notes, and a casebook for each of the seven core topics. In addition, there are plenty of “good online materials” including recorded lectures, second-chance tutorials if you couldn’t make it to the live ones, and quizzes to consolidate your learning each week.

The study package comes with the high tuition fee and as one of the smaller BPP centres, the Cambridge campus has a “friendly and welcoming atmosphere” with “helpful staff”. There’s also a student common room with “plenty of comfy sofas to relax and have a chat” with “free tea or coffee”, which is a rare perk. And “of course there is the punting, which we did for the afternoon to celebrate the end of our GDL exams in June”.

In terms of links with the profession, BPP has a training deal with Mills & Reeve, which is big in the city, alongside Taylor Wessing, which also has a Cambridge base. For those seeking training contracts in London, the capital is a 45 minute train journey away, which gives BPP Cambridge GDLers access to its careers events at its much bigger Holborn campus.


Chancellor's Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info For students who demonstrate a unique and inspiring legal career journey - overcoming obstacles or providing outstanding contributions to charitable causes

Dean of the Law School Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info For students who demonstrate an outstanding standard of academic achievement and commitment to a legal career

International Postgraduate Bursary

Scholarship value £1,000
Application info Available to international students with a 1st class honours degree

Career Commitment Scholarship

Scholarship value £2,000
Application info For the most promising future legal professionals

Future Leader Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info For students who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills or innovation ability, with the drive and ambition to become a future leader within the legal profession

Key Info

Full time fees £9,380
Part time fees £4,690
Entry requirements 2:1
Full time places Undisclosed
Part time places Undisclosed

BPP offers a total of 2,280 GDL places, full and part-time, across its centres nationally; part-time fees are per year.

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Posted by BPP on Monday, 22 July 2019