At BCUC, we’re firmly focused on working effectively with employers and preparing students for employment. That’s one of the key reasons that we’ve recently reorganised our academic faculties around three distinct themes that reflect the external markets in which we work.
Creativity & Culture
We bring together a number of disciplines that span the full range of the creative and cultural industries. Our staff and students have active links with these industries both nationally and internationally through exchanges, visits and work experience. There’s an emphasis on developing new areas of work – stage and theatre, for example, broadcasting and the technologies underpinning the entertainment industries.
Creativity & Culture Undergraduate Prospectus 2008-09 (PDF Format)
Enterprise & Innovation
In this faculty, we offer a broad range of academic programmes, but also vocational developments that have been made possible through excellent industry links. Specialist programmes and work-based foundation degrees have the support of the relevant Sector Skills Councils, government agencies and trade associations and have attracted leading industry executives. We offer qualifications from professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and the Security Industry Authority.
Enterprise & Innovation Undergraduate Prospectus 2008-09 (PDF Format)
Society & Health
We’re able to offer a wide variety of programmes that are geared towards the needs of NHS and health workers in the independent sector. In nursing, for instance, both pre-registration and post-registration courses are on offer and there is a substantial choice of undergraduate and postgraduate study available.
We also join forces with partner higher education institutions on social work programmes and provide a range of academic teaching in the social sciences – involving combinations of psychology, criminology and sociology. Relevant degrees in psychology are accredited by the British Psychological Society and we now also offer a law degree approved by the Law Society.
Society & Health Undergraduate Prospectus 2008-09 (PDF Format)