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University Centre Farnborough

Business and Psychology - Two-year Accelerated Degree

UCAS Code: BP19

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business studies

Discover how business and psychology function together in society with this two-year accelerated degree, benefiting from close-knit classes and insight from experienced lecturers. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
This course:

• Is a two-year accelerated degree, meaning you can save a year of tuition fees and graduate sooner
• Can provide a route into a number of careers related to business management, entrepreneurship, human resources, and psychology
• Allows you to tailor your studies to your goals and keep your options open by studying two subjects
• Previous guest talks have included topics on consumer behaviour and visits from business agencies

Both business and psychology can lead to a wide range of career paths. Studying these complementary subjects will give you a fascinating insight into human and organisational behaviour, as well as a broad overview of business industries and environments. Many Business and Psychology graduates may progress to work in healthcare and social services, charitable organisations, human resources, management, business and finance, consulting, and media and advertising.

At Farnborough, many of your lecturers will have experience working in a range of business settings. This will give you a full insight into your subject in the classroom and beyond. You will be taught in classrooms rather than large lecture theatres, which means your classes here will feel more personal, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, receive feedback and become friends with your new classmates.

In the study of business, you will explore modules surrounding business operations and functions and investigate exactly what makes a business successful. In the study of psychology, you will examine the complex workings of the mind, introducing you to a range of insightful topics designed to stimulate and challenge your way of thinking.

**WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?**
This degree is suitable for those with an interest in human and business behaviour, who want to pursue a career path or further study in either business or psychology. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course, be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution.

**WHAT WILL I STUDY?**
During this degree you will explore contemporary research and the understanding behind a broad range of business operations and functions. You will analyse management practices, marketing techniques, laws, as well as human resource management, to give you a full insight into the business environment. You will also discover the distinct branches of psychology, which draw influences from science, sociology and early years development. This includes opportunities to learn high-level research, statistical, IT, and report-writing skills, which are valued by employers in a variety of sectors.

Modules

Level 4:
• Academic Skills
• Management Concepts
• Business Law and Ethics
• Marketing Principles and Practice
• Organisational Behaviour
• Introduction to Psychology
• Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
• Psychological Research Methods

Level 5:
• Professional Development Portfolio
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Consumer Behaviour
• Human Resources Management
• Biological Psychology
• Developmental Psychology
• Social Psychology I
• Applied Research for Psychology

Level 6:
• Final Year Project
• Strategic Management
• Sustainability in Business
• Digital Media in Business
• Social Psychology II
• Individual Differences
• Cognitive Psychology

Assessment methods

You will normally be assessed throughout your course to test your understanding within each module. This will be done through a combination of in-class tests, assessed practical work, coursework and assignments, formal examination, practical demonstrations, project report and project presentations.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
A range of teaching techniques are used in this degree to deliver content in useful and varied ways. This includes lectures, tutorials, practical classes, project work, peer-supported group work and computer-based exercises.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Farnborough

Department:

Accounting, Administration, Business and Management

TEF rating:
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