University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Psychology (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Are you curious about what drives behaviour? Are you fascinated by the human mind? A Psychology degree at Winchester will satisfy your interest as you discover the science behind how we think, feel and behave. Psychology with Foundation Year is the perfect way to boost your academic skills, build your confidence and develop your wider subject knowledge so you can succeed at Winchester. This course offers an extra year of study at the start (Year 0) which leads on to a full degree programme (Years 1, 2 and 3). A Foundation Year is ideal for you if you are returning to education after a break; haven’t quite achieved the entry qualifications required; want more support during the transition to studying at university; or are unsure about which subject you wish to pursue. In Level 0 (Foundation Year), you will study three 40-credit modules across the year. Module One (Skills) is designed to develop and enhance your academic skills and your personal attributes. Module Two (Breadth) will introduce you to a range of classic and contemporary psychological approaches and perspectives that can be used to understand the human mind and behaviour. Additionally, you will discuss psychological myths, debates and controversies, along with the extent to which you can rely on ‘evidence’. Module Three (Depth) introduces you to the foundations of quantitative and qualitative research methods using a practical-based learning approach. You will also be introduced to a selection of classic and contemporary research papers. This broader focus in your first year supports your transition to studying at university level and prepares you for success in your undergraduate studies and beyond. On successful completion of your Foundation Year, you will automatically continue to Year 1 (Level 4) of the Psychology degree programme. However, you also have the freedom to transfer to a different degree programme at this point if you wish. COURSE FEATURES

  • A degree accredited by the British Psychological Society that explores psychological sub-disciplines with a focus on real-world applications.
  • An award-winning employability programme designed by our chartered occupational psychologist to develop your bespoke professional and personal competencies.
  • A vibrant research environment with opportunities for you to get involved with psychological research.
  • Study in a friendly and inclusive learning community. You will be supported by a dedicated team of lecturers, your own personal tutor, and in your final year one-to-one supervision for your final year project.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of 1 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 1 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

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Psychology (with Foundation Year) at University of Winchester - UCAS