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Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • 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
  • Psychology at Derby is ranked joint fifth in the UK for student satisfaction with the course, and fourth in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback, Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 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 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.

Foundation Year - helping you to achieve more

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.

Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.

Application deadline

15 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.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

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

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 51%

    87th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    27

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