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Undergraduates Celebrate Career Boost As Burnley College University Degree Course Recognised By British Psychological Society

Undergraduates reading Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling at Burnley College University Courses (BCUC) are celebrating as their degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – an industry hallmark which recognises the highest standards in education and training.

The national standard recognises the exceptional quality of teaching at BCUC, and also gives graduates a huge boost to their career and promotion prospects.

Emma Charlesworth, studying a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling says:

“It’s going to have a real impact on my future. It opens so many more doors when it comes to studying for a Masters Degree and then a much wider range of career opportunities when I qualify. Knowing I will be recognised as a BPS accredited Psychologist gives me real confidence for the future.”

Nina Parkin, Dean of BCUC  says:

“I’m so proud that BCUC has this recognition and accreditation from the British Psychological Society. It’s a testament to the expertise and dedication of our Lecturers. 



This prestigious award will give invaluable additional support to our graduates as they enter successful careers, applying their degree-level skills and knowledge in the community, in healthcare settings and in the world of business. It gives them real credibility in the field.

Nina Parkin

Dean of BCUC

“BPS have recognised the industry expertise and excellence of our Lecturers, who are passionate about the subject, and the undergraduates who share their drive and determination to explore this fascinating discipline.”


With the BPS accreditation undergraduates now have an essential stepping-stone in their progress towards achieving Chartered Psychologist status once they complete their studies.

Additionally, they can apply for Graduate or Chartered Membership of the prestigious society, giving them life-long career development opportunities.

The BPS is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of excellence and ethical practice in the teaching and the application of psychology and maintains standards throughout the profession.

Do you have a passion for Psychology? Is a career in counselling the next step for you? With outstanding Lecturers, unrivalled facilities, exceptional industry links and an internationally recognised accreditation, there’s never been a better time to start your degree-level journey at BCUC. You can apply now and start studying this Autumn.

Visit www.burnley.ac.uk/university or email [email protected] for the very best support in the application process and to access Student Finance.