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Why choose B&FC for your degree?

If you want your investment in higher education to pay off then deciding to study here is a great choice. Not only will you receive a prestigious degree, but you'll also develop all the skills and confidence necessary to make a success of your future career.

One of the best 

  • Degrees awarded by Lancaster University, a UK top 10 university*
  • Commendations from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Graduate success

  • 9 out of 10 B&FC graduates are in work or further study within 6 months**
  • B&FC graduate starting salary is £25,500 (circa 25% higher than the £20,500 national average)***

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****, a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your fees, a maintenance loan of up to £10,490***** and no repayments until you’re earning at least £26,575 a year******
  • Up to £500 Advantage Bursary*******
  • Up to £1,000 a year Access Scholarship for care leavers/young carers*******
  • FREE tuition for up to five new students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds with our Opportunity Scholarship*******
  • Government funding you don’t need to pay back*******
  • Council Tax waiver or 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)

* The Complete University Guide League Tables 2021
** 2016/17 DLHE Survey 
*** 2016/17 DLHE Survey and, which estimates the average starting salary for graduates is £19,000-£22,000 
**** Eligibillity applies
***** Based on studying outside London, not living with parents and being in receipt of benefits
****** Applies to English and Welsh students only - see full terms and conditions 
******* Eligibility applies