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Reasons to study here

With all the benefits of a degree from a Top 20 university and all the advantages which come from a more intimate academic setting, B&FC is a great place to study at degree level. Small class sizes, a dynamic curriculum, expert, industry-relevant tuition, plenty of one-to-one support and relatively low living costs are just a few of the reasons being a student here adds up to a fantastic educational experience.

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Graduate success

85% of B&FC graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation[1]

38% of B&FC graduates in highly skilled employment earn £33,000 or more (compared with 23% nationally)[1]

Degrees awarded by Lancaster University, a UK top 15 university[2]

Fits in with you

Attendance from just 1 day a week

Delivered onsite and online by our blended learning experts

Relevant experience considered as well as formal qualifications

Full and part-time study options

Work-based higher and degree apprenticeships


Input from over 1,800 employers to support your career ambitions

Work-based learning and industry placements

Industry specialist expert tutors

Multi-million pound industry-standard facilities

FREE careers advice and access to top UK employers/resources

It's affordable

Nothing to pay upfront[3], a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your fees, a maintenance loan of up to £9,706[4] and no repayments until you’re earning at least £25,000 a year[5]

Up to £500 Advantage Bursary[6]

Up to £1,000 a year Access Scholarship for care leavers/young carers[6]

FREE tuition for up to five new students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds with our Opportunity Scholarship[6]

Government funding you don’t need to pay back[6]

Council Tax waiver of 25% discount

FREE breakfast plus low-cost gym and hair/beauty treatments

All the support you need

Smaller classes (average 15-20 students)

Personalised support plan for every learner

1-2-1 support from dedicated learning mentors

Help with developing study and digital skills

Specialist learning support

The right balance

Warm, welcoming community

New challenges, skills and friendships

Personal development opportunities through DegreePlus

Students’ Union, clubs and societies

Wellbeing support (including confidential counselling)


Enrich your learning with DegreePlus. It's your opportunity to develop skills above and beyond your academic work that will help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to approaching prospective employers. From developing leadership skills on an outward bound course to refining your problem solving abilities in a mentally focussed challenge, DegreePlus will really give your CV a boost.

[1] HESA Graduate Outcomes survey respondents 2020/21
[2] The Complete University Guide League Tables 2022
[3] Eligibillity applies
[4] Based on studying outside London, not living with parents and being in receipt of benefits
[5] Applies to English and Welsh students only - see full Terms and Conditions
[6] Eligibility applies - see University Fees and Finance for more details