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Choosing where to study at university-level is a big decision. It’s important to decide what’s right for you. You don’t need to follow the crowd.



There are many reasons to choose Burnley College University Courses. Which are the most important to you?


The BCUC learning hub is situated at the very heart of Burnley College’s friendly Campus

Based in its own modern building, solely for the use of undergraduates, there’s space for everyone in surroundings which inspire and motivate.

Of course, there are all the IT resources you’d expect, as well as access to the very best facilities on Burnley College Campus, including its construction and engineering workshops; sports facilities; outdoor zones; lecture theatre, performance and rehearsal spaces and a common room with kitchen facilities.



Individual study booths


On-site Gym and Fitness Centre


Social spaces




Collaborative working zones


Industry-expert lecturers

Our BCUC Lecturers are drawn from industry. They share their passion for their specialist subject with a commitment to seeing you succeed.

You may be familiar with many of them if you have previously studied at Burnley College.

Lecturers’ industry experience will help to bring your learning to life and enable you to apply your new-found skills and knowledge to real-life situations. This experience and in-depth industry knowledge of your chosen industry or sector will strengthen your application for employment and help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market.

Plus our teaching and learning is recognised as Excellent with a Silver TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) award from the Government.


Smaller class sizes

At BCUC you will always be treated as an individual and your Lecturers and support staff will get to know you as an individual.

We work hard to ensure that class sizes are kept small, so you can benefit from the individual attention that is essential in ensuring your success and help you build your confidence, as well as your expertise in your chosen subject.

It’s the perfect environment to get to know your fellow undergraduates better, learn from them, too, and create friendships which can last a lifetime.


A strong student voice

Your opinion really matters to us here at BCUC. As an undergraduate you’ll have the opportunity to join the team of Student Ambassadors who have direct communication channels with the Dean of BCUC and senior managers at Burnley College.

All our under-graduates are actively encouraged to share their views on life at BCUC, from our facilities through to course choice, teaching and learning to social activities, through the Ambassadors, as well as directly to Lecturers and support staff.

Each year, our undergraduates take part in the National Student Survey – with the latest survey placing us in the top 25% of university-level study providers in the UK.


Support every step of the way

At BCUC, we understand that choosing degree-level study is a big decision and there’s lots to consider – that’s why our specialist staff and Lecturers are here to support you every step of the way.

Get information on the application process here

Get in touch with any questions here

Academic Support

Making the transition to degree-level study can appear daunting but at BCUC we’re determined to ensure you have the support you need to succeed from day one.

As a BCUC undergraduate you’ll have access to expert academic guidance on topics such as essay writing, referencing, research methods and assessments through regular workshops, as well as one-to-one support sessions. Plus, each year we stage ‘Bootcamps’ over the summer to give you an insight into some of the key skills you’ll need as an undergraduate and help you prepare for your first semester.

Financial Support

Navigating Student Finance and discovering which additional bursaries and benefits to which you may be entitled is an important stage of your journey towards starting your studies at BCUC.

Our specialist advisors can answer all your questions; signpost you to external resources and, importantly, give you the individual support you need with your Student Finance application so you can concentrate on your studies.

At BCUC we offer the generous Burnley Bursary (subject to household income and conditions) which can provide you with up to £2,000-worth of benefits as a new undergraduate.

Find out more about Financial Support  here

Health and Wellbeing

As a valued BCUC undergraduate you will have access to a wide range of resources to ensure you are able to maintain good mental health and emotional wellbeing throughout this important time of your life.

Find out more about Health and Wellbeing here


Studying close to home has many advantages

  • Make huge savings on rented student accommodation and transport costs
  • Maintain your close support network of family and friends
  • Continue with your job or family/care responsibilities you may have
  • Feel at home in your local study environment and feel safe in the locality you love

Your first steps to becoming something different.

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