Ufology – The Mystery of UFOs

Level: Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Ufology for personal interest or as a foundation for further study
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

UFOs or Unidentified Flying Objects have been called ‘the greatest mystery of our age’.  Since the late 1940s the study of UFOs has gained some credibility, but it is safe to say that a truly major advance in understanding the mystery still eludes us. This course is for those who ponder this mystery and it investigates the various theories as to what UFOs are and where they are from. You are encouraged to be open to the possibility that the universe is a much stranger place than conventional science dare consider.


  • Lesson One
    • UFOS – What are They?
      • A Historical Perspective
      • Cultural Tracking
      • Ufonaughts
      • Abduction
      • Investigations
      • Conspiracy Theories
      • Ancient Ufology
  • Lesson Two
    • Terminology
    • Unsolved Case Histories
      • UFOs in the Sky
      • UFOs in Space
      • Close Encounters
  • Lesson Three
    • Ufonaughts and Aliens
      • The ‘Mummies’
      • The ‘Brains’
      • Flying Saucers and Jelly Blobs
      • Stranger and Stranger
      • Ghostly Apparitions
    • Theories on the Nature of UFOs
      • Military
      • Paranormal or Extraterrestrial
  • Lesson Four
    • Sighting and Reporting UFOs
      • Misinterpretations and Misidentifications
      • Hoaxes
      • Spotting
    • Conclusions and Overview
      • The Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis
      • Cosmology

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.