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Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Benefit from high-quality teaching, excellent support and specialist facilities as you explore the fascinating discipline of Psychology.

  • Take a route which is ideal if you are looking to change career or exploring areas which are new to you: the foundation year gives you a strong platform for success. It is also a great route into the degree if you don't meet the requirements for the 3-year course.
  • Learn from lecturers at the forefront of psychological research – you’ll have opportunities to contribute to their projects and to conduct your own research
  • Use specialist facilities, including our psychological observation suite and eye tracker equipment, EEG for recording brain activity, and a Babylab for ethical research with babies and young children
  • Take the opportunity to go on an optional work placement and add substance to your CV
  • Psychological studies can help shape healthier societies across the world. Our course content links to global initiatives including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where 'Good Health and Wellbeing' is prioritised
  • Gain the undergraduate qualification you need to enter postgraduate training to become a professional psychologist

How you will learn

We use various teaching methods to make sure that this course is interesting and that you'll learn in an effective way. We don't just teach you in lectures and seminars, you'll also take part in group activities and practical work. You'll also benefit from guest lectures from world-class researchers from around the world.

Careers

The pleasure in teaching psychology students is that they tend to be highly motivated and open to exploring ideas. A vital part of our role is to help them chart their future career direction as studying psychology opens so many doors to so many different sectors and professions – anywhere that an understanding of people is valued.

Psychological knowledge is invaluable in many walks of life, so your career options will be broad. Our graduates have gone on to successful roles in sectors such as:

  • Psychological research
  • Scientific or clinical research
  • Charity leadership
  • Mental health support and management
  • Health services and therapeutic care
  • Probation service and police
  • Human resources
  • Health psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Teaching

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 117 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    119 56%

    67th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    82nd

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    16th

    13

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