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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Hendon Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Year in Psychology is offered as an entry route to a psychology degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly onto one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.

Overview

Our BSc Psychology will give you the skills needed to pursue exciting career opportunities, ranging from clinical psychology and forensics to government policy and elite sports coaching.

Introducing you to key psychological practices, our psychology degree gives you an expert understanding of everything from cognitive and social psychology to biological and developmental psychology. You’ll also gain an in-depth knowledge of human behaviour, which will open up a wide range of career opportunities and specialist study routes.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you’ll gain Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership once you complete your BSc Psychology. An essential step for qualifying as a psychologist, our course also equips you with a professional skillset that opens up career doors in areas including health, education, forensics, coaching and business.

Course content

The course structure ensures that you develop essential skills in preparation for a wide range of careers, while also allowing for specialisation in a particular psychological discipline focused towards your professional interests.

In your first year you will receive a broad introduction to psychology. In your second year you go in-depth to study core subjects, including: biological, developmental, cognitive and social psychology; while also investigating individual differences, research methods and ethics.

In your third year you take study options of your choice at an advanced level while also undertaking an independent research project, supported by an academic. Options include Affective Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, Applied Social and Forensic Psychology, Business and Organisational Psychology, Counselling Theory and Practice, Educational Psychology and Lifespan Psychology.

What will you gain?

You will develop a wealth of transferable skills to support success in your chosen career path, or prepare you for postgraduate study. They include research and analytical skills, and a detailed understanding of human communication methods.

Careers

There are excellent employment prospects for Psychology graduates and salaries in this field are excellent. The range of professional skills that you will develop ensures that you are highly valued across the economy. You will have received the perfect academic grounding to progress into postgraduate study in areas such as educational, clinical, forensic, health and occupational psychology, or to become a charted psychologist. You could also progress into successful careers as counsellors, social workers, teachers and academics or pursue careers in areas such as law, business management or education.

You could be working in roles such as rehab associate, assistant psychologist, social therapist, support worker, learning support assistant, sports coach, and marketing assistant in organisations including:

  • North East London Health Trust
  • Homerton Hospital
  • Cygnet Healthcare
  • Homestart Primary School
  • Pro Star Academy
  • Caterlysts
  • Royal Free Hospital

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,500per 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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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

plus GCSE C English, Maths and Science and 6.0 in IELTS

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University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Middlesex is a diverse and inclusive university with students from over 160 different countries.
A network of regional offices across the world provides support to help students prepare for their move to London.
Major investment in recent years has transformed Middlesex’s London campus, providing excellent facilities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    107 50%

    93rd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    100th

    4

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