Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Human Behavioural Studies (Top-Up)

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Course summary

TEF Gold

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The BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies degree is a Level 6 programme designed to take you from HND or FD studies into the next level of higher education, enabling you to achieve a full honours degree. For example, students could progress to this course from: HND Applied Psychology; FdA Childhood Education; FdSc Public Services. Students may progress from other relevant courses subject to application, successful interview and possible bridging module. The programme is a blend of the practical and the academic, giving you the opportunity and the support to develop your practical skills using critical reflection and evaluation so that you can become the best practitioner possible, but also stretching your academic abilities so that you can gain those insights and understandings only achievable through in-depth study of your subject. We aim to facilitate your development towards becoming an autonomous independent learner whilst still ensuring a supportive network in order for you to maximise your potential as a student, employee and citizen. Our policy to run small groups means that the teaching sessions are highly interactive allowing for debate and practical activities to enhance the learning experience. Many students enter employment in teaching, counselling and healthcare, such as a Mental Health Support Assistant or a Health Promotion Supervisor. There are also further study opportunities available at postgraduate level, including Master's Degree programmes at the University of Plymouth or the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Truro College.

Course details


Core modules (60 credits) Contemporary Issues Dissertation Optional modules (20 credits each) Developmental Disorders & Education Exploring Offending & Anti-Social Behaviour Health Behaviours & Mental Well-Being Human Relations & Conflict Resolution Issues in Mental Health Addiction Modules may be subject to change in 2021.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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UCAS Tariff For entry to our top-up degrees, candidates must be holders of a relevant foundation degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information and guidance about fees and funding, please visit the website:
Human Behavioural Studies (Top-Up) at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS