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BCUC expands range of Industry-Focussed Courses for 2020

The new BCUC courses have been approved by awarding-body Pearson’s and cover the subject areas Applied Science and Performing Arts.  These are in addition to the Policing with Criminal Investigation honours degree which was announced recently.

New for September 2020 are
•    HNC Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry pathways)
•    HND Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry pathways)
•    HNC Performing Arts (pathways in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre)
•    HND Performing Arts (pathways in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre)
•    HNC in Public Services
•    HND in Public Services

Emma Hurst, Dean of BCUC, said:

“Having different levels of courses on offer will be attractive to both undergraduates who want to step up and be career ready and employers who want to upskill their staff. 


All our degree programmes at BCUC are industry-focussed and offer undergraduates of all ages the opportunity to break the mould and do something different. These additional courses are a welcome boost to our portfolio as we adapt and respond to our students demands – they won’t be the last!

Emma Hurst

Dean of UCB

Commenting on the Honours degree in Policing with Criminal Investigation which is part of the same portfolio addition at BCUC – and was announced a few weeks ago, Emma added:

“We’ve been delighted with the response to the release of this exciting new programme and within hours of announcing it we received enquiries and registrations, highlighting just how closely linked these programmes are to what our community wants to study. Our Police Studies with Criminal Investigation degree programme offers an ideal progression for anyone with a qualification in Public Services or for those seeking to return to education or looking for a change in career and it is already proving to be very popular!
These are exciting times for BCUC as we strengthen our model of providing something different. As many students are opting to study closer to home we are adapting and boosting our portfolio of industry-focussed courses so that remaining to study with us in Burnley is a viable option for everyone.

Alongside having the opportunity to study one of these high quality degree programmes, as a BCUC undergraduate you will learn relevant industry skills as well as being taught by industry experts within our £100 million Campus in Burnley, which is within easy reach of transport links.


BCUC offers support and guidance for applicants wanting to continue their academic journey and a dedicated team of Student Services staff is on hand to offer advice on finance and a number of bursary awards available to all BCUC students.  This team of specialist advisors is able to answer any questions and address any concerns that applicants may have from academic support through to health & wellbeing and financial assistance.

‘We’re committed to supporting our students to access the right courses for them and provide guidance every step of the way.’

Are you thinking about Degree-level study? University Courses at Burnley College are re-shaping the face of degree-level study in the North West. Industry-expert Lecturers are developing forward-thinking future leaders with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers and further study.  Undergraduates are drawn from diverse backgrounds but share a passion to break the mould and be something different, just like our Campus which encompasses the borough of Burnley and has its powerhouse at the contemporary, industry standard Burnley College site. Contact us on 01282 733400 or email [email protected].