Backburn College

Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
The College is 125 years old this year, but it is always changing and adapting and moving on. By this time next year all of our buildings will be 21st century with the exception of the original Victorian college building.


The facilities we have here are superb and money has been invested to ensure we have the right infrastructure to support the application of leading edge pedagogy and provide a truly top class student experience. This is at the heart of what we do at Blackburn College.The College hase 16,000 students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and interests, studying on courses from Entry Level through to Masters degrees and attract students locally, nationally and internationally.The College work's closely with employers from Pennine Lancashire and beyond, helping the economic turnaround; whilst at the same time opening up meaningful employment opportunities for our graduates. This is central to our mission as an Educational Institution working hard to become an indispensable partner to the business community; and importantly exercise our civic engagement responsibilities.

Master's Programmes


At Blackburn College we pride ourselves in our inclusive philosophy. Your experience really matters to us which is why we endeavour to place students at the heart of all our services.If you have clicked on to this page you may have a disability and be wishing to enquire as to what support is available or be deliberating whether to disclose your disability. Considering applying to study at a higher level is an important decision for all prospective applicants. If you have a disability you may require access to additional information to facilitate you in making the right decision. We hope that you find this website informative. As we aim to provide a personalised service, we welcome all enquiries no matter how small so please do not hesitate to contact Disability Services, where a member of our team will be happy to discuss your enquiries in person.

Student Life

As a student at University Centre at Blackburn College you are automatically a member of our Students’ Union.This means that you are entitled to benefit from all that we offer - and we like to think that we offer quite a lot! Our Students Union office is a hive of activity and we have a dedicated Student Events and Communication Officer who is able to support events and activities you wish to hold or get involved in. Although our Students’ Union is small we try to cater for everyone. We have been working closely with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to put on a range of events around Blackburn – these have included live bands, gigs, street parties and club nights at a range of venues.There’s also a range of clubs and societies you can get involved in. This includes our award-winning football team who are the current champions of the British University and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league.Of course, loads of activities happen to help you settle into life in Higher Education too. Our Freshers’ Fair gets bigger and better every year and there are always loads of stalls to check out. Before you start at University Centre at Blackburn College you’ll be sent a Fresher’s Guide which will be your first point of call to find out about all the activities that will take place in those all important first few weeks.When it comes to evening entertainment there’s plenty going on in and around Blackburn. A stone’s throw from the College is King George’s Hall. The venue regularly plays host to gigs and comedy acts. Recent acts have included Rob Brydon, Jason Manford and as well as Inbetweeners star Simon Bird’s own comedy gameshow.

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