Psychology including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • For the subject area of Psychology, Kingston University is ranked joint 7th out of 107 for graduate employment amongst UK universities (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2022).
  • Kingston has close links with schools, hospitals, and clinics, offering real-life environments to learn in and adding valuable work experience to your CV.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences This foundation year is taught at the University giving you a taste of academic life in a supportive environment. The year gives you the academic and technical preparation for undergraduate study in a wide range of social sciences subjects. Lectures, labs and tutorials will give you a broad understanding across subjects including economics, criminology, sociology and psychology. About this course This degree has your future career in mind. It enables you to take the first steps to becoming a chartered psychologist. Your studies are supported by purpose-built research laboratories and psychological analysis equipment including eye trackers, a driving simulator, EEG (recording brain activity) and specialist survey software. Topics include schizophrenia, counselling and positive psychology, autism, cyberbullying and prejudice. You’ll be able to tailor your studies to suit your interests and ambitions. There are opportunities to participate in original research projects and you’ll be supported by research-active academics. Specialised work placements will give you direct work experience – much sought-after by graduate employers. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Graduates work in many settings and many continue training to become chartered psychologists. Careers include clinical, forensic, educational and occupational psychology, social work, counselling and teaching.


Example modules:

  • Psychotherapeutic Psychology and Mental Health: from Theory to Practice
  • The Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
  • Social, Individual and Developmental Psychology
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Psychology including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS