Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Behavioural Science

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Course summary

This degree in Behavioural Sciences will give you a detailed and balanced knowledge of the fascinating subject of human behaviour and will allow you to build a strong foundation for your career in this field. As part of this degree you will learn how to analyse data effectively, write concise reports and give engaging presentations. This honours degree in Behavioural Science is tremendously flexible, allowing the opportunity to select modules of personal and professional interest. During the first year you will develop a strong background in Behavioural Sciences through core modules that cover cognitive, biological, developmental, and social and personality psychology. You will also look at research methods, making sense of society and be introduced to cross-disciplinary psychology. As you enter the second year, you will be increasingly led by your own interests and have the chance to explore specialist fields in more detail, such as Psychology, Criminology and Sociology. You will explore the four main areas of Behavioural Sciences – Biopsychology, Developmental Psychology, Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences. In the final year, you will tailor your degree still further by taking more specialised options alongside the last core module, Social Psychology, before writing your dissertation. This honours degree in Behavioural Sciences is tremendously flexible. As you progress through the course you’ll have the opportunity to select modules of personal interest. In workshops and lectures you will have the chance to use specialist equipment to measure activity of the cardiovascular system, brain, autonomic nervous system and more, tracking equipment, virtual reality software and statistics software. During this course you will be able to gain experience volunteering in areas such as mental health, forensic, educational addictions and sports psychology, visit professional working environments or go on trips relevant to your modules.


The modules available on this course are: Year 0, Inquiry Based Learning, Preparing for Success: knowledge & Creativity, Self Development & Responsibility and Foundations of Psychology. Year 1, Making Sense of Society; Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology; Introduction to Cross-Disciplinary Psychology; Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology; Introduction to Personality and Applying Psychology; Psychological Research Methods. Year 2: Contemporary Criminology; Gender and Sexuality in Society; Biopsychology; Cognitive Processes in Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Personality and Individual Differences; Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology. Year 3: Abnormal Psychology; Brain, Mind and Behaviour; Counselling Psychology; Educational Psychology; Investigative and Forensic Psychology; Literature-based Dissertation; Social Psychology.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include coursework, written exams and practical tests.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. 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. 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
Behavioural Science at Burnley College - UCAS