Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Business and Psychology

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Course summary

Become business-ready From developmental to cognitive study, psychology is a fascinating subject. It is potentially made even more fascinating by applying it in a business environment, such as consumer and organisational psychology. It’s about bringing the study of human behaviour to practice in a hands-on and meaningful way. Our programme will help you gain applied and employable skills that will help you in future roles within human resources management, executive leadership or advertising and marketing communications. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, as well as experienced and dedicated academics, we are able to give our students one-to-one teaching and support. You will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and live briefs with students from other business management and psychology degree programmes, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career. Practical learning As part of the programme you will work with actual business clients to help them solve a real world problem. You will join two excellent schools in the University, and be taught by lecturers from both the Psychology and Business team. You will study business modules which develop knowledge which you will then apply in real business scenarios. You will also study the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas, focusing on businesses and organisations. Who is it for? Those who are interested in all aspects of human behaviour and who wish to study this at degree level, but who do not seek to become Chartered Psychologists, should choose this award. This programme is also for students looking to pursue a career in business management with a focus on marketing and/or human resource management. This programme is also designed to inspire and facilitate the development of a variety of desirable, transferable skills that will enhance employability in any future career, particularly those valuing dealings with people. Such skills include communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing, independent learning and more.

Course details


Foundation year; Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity, Preparing for Success Self- development and Responsibility, Inquiry and Research Skills, Introduction to Business Studies Year 1; Introduction to People Management, Principles of Marketing, Intro to Developmental & Social Psychology ,Intro to Cross Disciplinary Psychology, Data Insights for Business decisions, Organisational Behaviour, Intro to Personality & Applying Psychology, Intro to Biological Psychology & Cognitive Psychology

Assessment method

The programme offers both a subject-specific and a generic knowledge base that will enable you to pursue a career in any of the applied psychology professions or business roles, such as marketing or human resource management. Your curriculum will cover subject specific modules in both psychology and business. You will be equipped with relevant transferable skills to better influence and understand how individuals, groups and organisations are motivated as well as how they think and buy. You will gain a wide range of skills and competences useful for dealing competently with real-life, practical problems. The course will focus on the ability to think critically and will enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems This degree programme will help you gain a thorough grounding in qualitative research methods, which will provide invaluable for your future career. It will also help prepare you for research-based postgraduate study, if you choose to continue your studies following graduation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Business and Psychology at Burnley College - UCAS