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BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Burnley College

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  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Burnley College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

About this course
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.

Awarded By
This course is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University

Progression & Careers
You will finish your course with a strong grasp of psychology as a discipline in addition to an understanding of psychological influences and functioning with related areas as chosen by you. As a graduate, you will be well qualified for a career in areas such as the Civil Service, NHS, police force, sports organisations, and occupational and forensic psychology. You will also have the opportunity to take your studies further into postgraduate study. Throughout your course we will support you on the route to your chosen career, helping you develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader.

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You will need at least two A Levels and a GCSE Maths and English at grade C.


University information

Burnley College

  • Campus address

    Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN, England

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