About the Course

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

Course highlights

  • This is a two-year accelerated degree, meaning you can save a year of tuition fees and graduate sooner
  • It 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


Why study this course with us?

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.


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.


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.

Please note that this course is non-BPS accredited. However, this qualification is a pathway to postgraduate courses at institutions where BPS accreditation is available if required.   


Fee Per Year £9000

Paying for this Course

There are no up-front tuition fees for this course when taking out a student loan. Read more and find out if you are eligible.

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Your Course

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.

What modules are covered?

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 - Business or Psychology Major
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Digital Media in Business
  • Social Psychology II
  • Individual Differences
  • Cognitive Psychology
How will I be assessed?

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.

Your Future

What Next?

As a joint honours graduate, you could start a career in either of the two subjects you have studied. You could also investigate studying a professional business programme, such as CIPD, CIM or CIMA, or a Master’s in a subject related to your degree. 

There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.

Students considering pursuing a career in psychology may need to take a Master’s degree to convert their undergraduate degree into a BPS-accredited qualification. The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a representative body for psychologists and psychology in the United Kingdom. 

Jobs directly related to business and psychology degrees include:

  • Business adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Management consultant
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Project manager
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Risk manager
  • Supply chain manager

Jobs where a degree in business and psychology might be useful include:

  • Careers adviser
  • Human resources officer
  • Logistics and distribution manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Market Researcher
  • Retail manager
  • Sales executive
  • Systems analyst
Transferable Skills
  • Independent learning
  • Written and oral communication
  • Team working
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Problem solving
  • IT Skills

Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS websiteVisit and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - BP19

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?


  • 72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject, with suitable grades
  • Evidence of relevant work experience and/or recent study, following a successful interview

Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above.

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required. 

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We focus on giving you the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career, which is why many of our courses are more hands-on than you might expect.
Our class sizes are similar to college, which means you won’t get lost in the crowd or feel like just a number with us.
Our small campus is full of plants, natural light, and new facilities that will help you feel good while studying. Plus, you’ll have exclusive access to University Centre study spaces in the College.
Studying a degree at a small institution means your lecturers will know all your strengths and weaknesses, and give you valuable feedback and support to help you go further.
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