BPP University

BPP was first granted degree-awarding powers in 2007, and degree-awarding powers for an indefinite time period in 2020.[2][3] On 8 August 2013, BPP University College of Professional Studies was granted the title of university and rebranded as BPP University.[4] That November, BPP was awarded the EducationInvestor magazine's "Higher/Professional Education Provider of the Year 2013" title.[5] The August 2013 granting of university status to BPP was criticised by the University and College Union in an open letter.[6] During the previous March, the union had written to then UK Business Secretary Vince Cable, urging him to suspend BPP's application for university title, pending an investigation into its relationship with its parent companies, saying, "At risk are both the interests of BPP students and the international credibility of the UK university title."[7]


In September 2017, Times Higher Education reported that BPP had shut down its degree programme in dental and oral sciences with immediate effect after it failed to meet General Dental Council standards just a year after launching the course in 2016, leaving new students unable to start and existing undergraduate students facing an uncertain future.[8]