Psychology (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Psychology (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is an alternative route into higher education if you don’t meet the necessary Psychology degree requirements to enter the three-year undergraduate course.

Course details

On our bachelor’s psychology (including foundation year) degree you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of core areas of psychology, while gaining a range of academic and transferable skills that are vital for postgraduate training, study or future career.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The foundation year will prepare you for more rigorous study at Level 4 by equipping you with fundamental knowledge of scientific methods relevant to the study of psychology. You’ll also gain skills to research, critically analyse and present your findings.

Part of your foundation year will include study of interdisciplinary disciplines, you’ll also be joined by students from other foundation year degree courses. This will allow you to expand your network beyond your course and discuss the topics you study with students that have different academic perspectives.

Further to your lecturers and seminars, you’ll be able to access further support to improve your academic ability through various workshops that will help you practise your study skills. Your academic tutor will also lead one-to-one sessions, where you’ll discuss your progress and talk about your work.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Being a Psychologist: Scientist and Practitioner (core, 30 credits)
  • Foundations of research in psychology (core, 30 credits)
  • Key Studies that Shaped Psychology (core, 30 credits)
  • The psychology of everyday life (core, 30 credits)
  • Biological Bases of Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Child Development and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Cognition and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Research in Psychology (core, 30 credits)
  • Personality (core, 15 credits)
  • Social Influences on Thinking and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Study Skills for Psychology (core, 15 credits)
  • Cognition (core, 15 credits)
  • Development Across the Lifespan (core, 15 credits)
  • Individual Differences (core, 15 credits)
  • Psychobiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Psychology and Employment (core, 15 credits)
  • Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology (core, 30 credits)
  • Social and Cultural Understanding of Us and Others (core, 15 credits)
  • Psychology Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Clinical Neuroscience (option, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Coding for Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Cognition and Emotion (option, 15 credits)
  • Counseling Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Cyberpsychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Drug and alcohol counselling (option, 15 credits)
  • Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Health Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Sex and Sexuality (option, 15 credits)
  • Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Specific Learning Differences (option, 15 credits)
  • Work Psychology (option, 15 credits)