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BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 6
Course Code:
HEB104F / BHB1
Brannams Campus
One year, full-time

This honours degree will give you the theoretical knowledge and skills to be able to leave the course in a position to be able to competently undertake successful future employment in a range of professions, or alternatively take part in relevant postgraduate study.

This one-year full-time course can convert the FdSc Psychological Studies, or related course, to a full BA (Hons) level qualification, allowing you to complete your full degree in North Devon.


This degree will prepare you for work in careers such as social work, health, education, human resources and probation.

The modules that will be taught have been designed to increase knowledge of the key sectors and client groups that you are likely to be working with upon graduation or completion of further training - such as young people, adults suffering from mental and physical health issues and the world of policing and crime.

In addition, you will gain the skills needed to work successfully in teams, take on leadership roles, motivate others and learn how to implement conflict resolution.
There are a variety of innovative and professionally relevant assessments, including a dissertation research project.
You will need to have completed a FdSc Psychological Studies or close equivalent.
Human Behavioural Studies is relevant to a wide range of professions. You can aim to progress to roles such as social work, teaching, lecturing, probation, educational/occupational/clinical psychology. On undertaking further post-graduate training or study, you may choose a career in social work, teaching, lecturing, probation, educational/occupational/clinical psychology or in a range of related professions.
You are encouraged to bring your own device (laptop or tablet).
Stationery and printing costs may be incurred for assignments.
Please contact the Faculty Admin Team on 01271 852427 for more information.
Q: How much will this course cost?
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Q: Do I need to be working in the field?
A: Not necessarily - but you will need to be eligible to work with relevant groups (provide a DBS certificate or undertake one with support) and undertake work experience in a relevant field during the Foundation Degree. This could include your current job role, and can be discussed at interview.

Q: Will this degree qualify me to do social work, clinical practice, or counselling?
A: The Foundation Degree and full Honours degree can be a route into post-graduate study towards qualification in these areas, but will not qualify you automatically as a stand-alone course. Successful completion of this BA (Hons) course could make you eligible to apply for BPS accredited post-graduate courses.

Q: Is there funding for this course?
A: For most people, yes. Student Finance can answer queries about tuition fee loans and grants and bursaries to pay for living expenses and childcare. If you need support with this, please contact us on 01271 852335.

Course Fees

Total Fee: £7800