Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Why study BSc (Hons) Psychology at BU?

  • Participate in practicals, interactive assessments, coursework, placements and research using state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Learn through mentorship from staff as well as plenty of seminars by nationally and internationally renowned researchers and practitioners.
  • Work with world-leading researchers on projects through the Research Apprenticeship Scheme - many of our students have published work with members of the Psychology Department.
  • Benefit from our collaborations with the mental health sector, the criminal justice system, the educational system, industrial partners and local communities/charitable trusts.
  • Develop transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice.
  • The diversity of the topics will prepare you for any career, whether in psychology (such as in mental health or forensic) or outside (such as HR, the police or management).
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for Psychology, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Course details

Modules

During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Applied Sciences; Academic Study Skills; Introduction to Biology; Introduction to Psychology; Mathematics in Science; and Foundation Year Project. As part of the degree, you will study a range of subject areas including Developmental & Clinical psychology, Biological & Cognitive Psychology as well as Experimental Methods & Statistical Analysis.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Unistats information

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84%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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Course Clearing information

Additional information

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Psychology (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS