BPP University, Liverpool (LPC)

The Legal Cheek View

Home to its historic docks and The Beatles, Liverpool is an iconic city. BPP Liverpool sits in the heart of its legal district, next to the Crown Court. As one of the smaller BPP centres, it has more of a personal touch than London: “My LPC year has been demanding but a well worthy and enjoyable experience,” one unusually happy law student tells us.

As a whole, the LPC at the Liverpool campus is “very well organised”. Another LPC student recalls his first day: “I was briefed, introduced to my new class friends and given a locker key, which contained all of my personal study materials”.

The core modules and electives are “well planned” and “considered”. Teaching takes place in small study groups in a friendly atmosphere: “I now have a number of close LPC friends”. One Liverpool student says that the supportive environment has helped her develop skills that “will be valuable to any career I choose in the future (legal or otherwise)”. Others just turn up and use the course purely as a way from getting to A to B.

The choice of electives is uniform across all BPP centres. Be aware that BBP’s LPC is more tailored toward corporate careers. Even though there is a range of electives to choose from, there’s a distinct emphasis on commercial law.

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If you’ve already bagged yourself a training contract at a commercial firm, you won’t be disappointed with what’s on the BPP menu. And if you haven’t yet secured training, the campus is just a stone’s throw from a range of law firms: DLA Piper, DWF, Weightmans and Brabners all have offices nearby.

The Liverpool campus shares a careers service with BPP Manchester’s centre. Across both schools there’s “weekly presentations, networking events and careers talks”. Be pro-active about attending the careers fairs and law firm open days that the service advertises. The careers staff have “a wealth of experience in the region and can answer even the more daft or difficult of questions!” They have “great stories” as they’ve “done it before” and “frequently share their views on how to deal with tricky situations in practice”.

You’ll also be able to make the most of student life in Scouseland. Although the £11,590 course fees are undeniably substantial, living is more affordable than in the capital, and there’s lots to do on your study break. The city is a mix of modern architecture and green spaces, with Sefton Park a particular highlight. When night falls, head to either Lark Lane or the Baltic Triangle. Student-friendly bars include The Raz, Mojo and Salt Dog Slims.

Scholarships

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

Scholarship value £11,590

International Bursary - Postgraduate

Scholarship value £1,000

Cohen Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship value £5,000

Career Guarantee Scholarship

Scholarship value £2,500

Law School Dean's Scholarship

Scholarship value £5,000

Key Info

Full time fees £11,590
Part time fees £5,785
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places Undisclosed
Part time places Undisclosed
Exam format Various

BPP offers a total of 3,307 LPC places, full and part-time, across its centres nationally; part-time fees are per year.

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