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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Psychology Foundation Year course has been specifically developed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Psychology to prepare you for study on one of our BSc Psychology degrees.

Throughout the duration of this course you will gain an understanding of the sub-disciplines, classic studies, career paths, underlying debates and controversies related to psychology. You will also acquire key transferrable skills that will prove invaluable when you enter the workplace.

This course is one of the only foundation year courses in the country that is taught entirely within a psychology department, ensuring that all of the content is relevant and tailored towards the curriculum of the BSC level degree.

On successful completion of this course you will possess the qualification required to progress onto Psychology BSc (Hons) or Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons)

Career Edge

This course will equip you with an understanding of the sub-disciplines, career routes, classic studies, underlying debates and controversies in psychology. This will prove invaluable when you begin your undergraduate course.

You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are directly relevant to the workplace and your future career. They include critical thinking, effective group work, data processing and numeracy, record-keeping, problem solving, independent learning and the communication of ideas to various audiences. These skills will be further developed as you undertake your undergraduate degree.

Throughout the duration of your course you will be working alongside students from a diverse range of backgrounds, thus developing your communication skills.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona


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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Specialist country advisors offer support and guidance to international students via in-country visits, online events and a one-to-one booking system.
Northumbria’s City Campus is in the heart of multicultural Newcastle, famous for its safety and friendliness; accommodation is a short walk from campus.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    137 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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