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Nurse. Teacher. Business Leader. Wherever your goal lies, BCUC offers you a supportive environment to grow and excel.


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We are here to support you every step of the way

From selecting the correct course for you, to help in completing your application; from Student Finance guidance, to academic advice and health and wellbeing care. We have a team of friendly, expert advisors dedicated to your success.

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I’m working towards a career in Human Resources – a role in which I can really make a difference to the lives of others

Mary Harron’s Journey

Functional Skills Maths and English as an Adult Learner at Burnley College > Foundation Degree in Business and Management at BCUC > Top-Up Degree in Business Management at BCUC



I have a career goal in mind – what’s the correct degree for me?

Our specialist advisors can give you the tailored guidance you need to choose the correct degree-level course to help you achieve your career goals – contact them on [email protected] or call 01282 733551.


I haven’t been in education for some time – how will I cope?

At Burnley College University Courses we understand that returning to study may be daunting. Throughout your course you will have access to specialist, one-to-one individual academic advice from specialist Lecturers and advisors, as well as seminars and workshops to take part in ahead of your course starting.


I am not sure that I can afford degree-level study – can you help?

University-level study is more affordable than you may think. You can access a Student Finance loan to cover the cost of your course and do not need to pay anything back until you earn more than £2,214 a month (before tax).

We can also give you information on eligibility for the Burnley Bursary (worth up to £2,000 a year) and any additional benefits or support packages to which you may be entitled.


Can I work and study at the same time?

Yes! On some courses, elements of work placement are necessary to complete your qualification and you could potentially do this in your own workplace as part of your current role.

A full-time degree-level programme can mean two/three days per week on Campus over the academic year and can be studied alongside your current role. A part-time degree-level programme could be potentially a day or an evening on Campus each week over the academic year but takes longer to achieve.