Psychology Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

Course summary

The Psychology Foundation Year course has been specifically developed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Psychology to prepare you for study on one of our BSc Psychology degrees. Throughout the duration of this course you will gain an understanding of the sub-disciplines, classic studies, career paths, underlying debates and controversies related to psychology. You will also acquire key transferrable skills that will prove invaluable when you enter the workplace. This course is one of the only foundation year courses in the country that is taught entirely within a psychology department, ensuring that all of the content is relevant and tailored towards the curriculum of the BSC level degree. On successful completion of this course you will possess the qualification required to progress onto Psychology BSc (Hons) or Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) Ranked 39th in the UK for Psychology (Complete University Guide 2022). The student satisfaction rate for this course is 86% (NSS 2020). 92% of students said they have been able to access course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to (NSS 2020).


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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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Psychology Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS