BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year

Our British Psychological Society accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology degree with Foundation Year will introduce you to a wide range of contemporary research and support you in developing key knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential in pursuing a career within psychology.

Course details

Are you interested in a career in psychology but are not sure how to get started? Our psychology degree with foundation year has been developed for inquisitive students who want to understand more about the human mind and what drives our behaviour, but need a little extra support before taking on a full university degree course.
  • Mode of study: 2-3 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: October, February, May
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Arden University London

Course overview

With such a wide range of areas in psychology to choose from, this course gives you the time and flexibility to decide where you want to focus. Studying this new undergraduate psychology course with Arden will provide you with multiple future career and study options, and you’ll have access to modern, digital learning tools as you study. You’ll also have full support from our dedicated academic team, who are internationally respected industry practitioners, published authors, and PhD holders in the psychology field. 

Benefits

Entry requirements

At least 3 x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent. If your qualifications are more than 3 years old we may also ask to see your professional CV.

Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements.  

We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year. 

Careers

As well as graduating with the possibility of continuing on to further study at master’s degree level or entering training to qualify as a professional psychologist, you’ll also have career options in front of you which could include: 

  • Psychotherapist
  • Data analyst
  • Support Worker
  • Nursing
  • Mental health professional
  • Human resource manager
  • Careers adviser 
  • Counsellor 
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Police officer 
  • Social work 

Modules

You have between 4 to 12 years to complete this course, which means you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 4 to 6 years.

  • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Crime and Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Core modules
  • Introduction to studying Psychology (20 credits)
  • Social Psychology (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (20 credits)
  • Biological Psychology (20 credits)
  • Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)
  • Core modules
  • Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Personality and Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Positive Psychology (20 credits)
  • Elective modules (select two)
  • Forensic Psychology (20 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits)
  • Occupational Psychology (20 credits)
  • Clinical and Health Psychology (20 credits)
  • Child Development and Educational Psychology (20 credits)
  •  Coaching Psychology (20 credits)
  • Core modules
  • Professional Development (20 credits)
  • Research Project (40 credits)
  • Elective modules (select three)
  • Counselling Psychology: Mental Health and Illness (20 credit)
  • Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (20 credits)
  • Political Psychology (20 credits) 
  • Cyber Psychology (20 credits) 
  • Gender and Sexuality (20 credits