A Foundation Degree in Psychology with Sociology will help you develop a new understanding of how humans think and why they behave as they do, individually and societally. Learn from our industry-specialist lecturers about diverse topics as psychological and social theory and research, the impacts of crime, media and intimacy on psychology and how contemporary social issues shape childhood psychology. You will have the opportunity to develop work related skills in our real-life simulation suite. Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress onto the BSc (Hons) Integrated Health, Social Care and Wellbeing (Top-Up). Alternatively, you could enter the workforce as a behavioural support worker, specialist mental health worker, or undertake further studies to specialise as a clinical psychologist, assistant psychologist, counsellor or teacher
Year One: Academic Study Skills, Personal Development, Investigating Psychology, Investigating Sociology and Social Theory, Work Related Learning, Qualitative Research Methods Theory and Application, Growing Pains: The Psychology of Childhood and Youth. Year Two: Professional Development, In the Real World: Social issues, problems and solutions, Crime, Media and Psychology, Work Based Learning, Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics: Theory and Application, Love, Intimacy and Personal Life.
You will learn in a variety of ways including via work-based learning and e learning. You will develop relevant practical skills underpinned with theoretical knowledge in order to prepare you for a rapidly evolving professional environment across a variety of health and care settings. Learning takes place in classrooms, lecture theatres and the simulation suite. You will also participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing your skills in public speaking and thus increasing your self-confidence. You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written and practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. A variety of methods will be used for assessments such as reports, essays, observation, portfolios, reflection, and presentations. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case studies, peer assessments and work-based projects.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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Newcastle College University Centre
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
Course contact details
0191 200 4110
0191 200 4110