Psychology with Foundation Year at University Campus Oldham - UCAS

University Campus Oldham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Psychology with Foundation Year

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year at the University Campus Oldham is designed for applicants who are from a variety of vocational, academic and non-academic backgrounds. The overarching aim of the programme is to offer a range of stimulating learning opportunities to develop essential study skills and explore human psychology. The programme is carefully designed to provide a supportive environment that builds confidence in the students’ academic abilities. The foundation year provides students with non-standard entry qualifications with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study. The foundation year will introduce students to a variety of proven learning and assessment methods that they will likely encounter in their degree. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to the psychology degree delivered at the University Campus Oldham, where they will continue to receive tailored personal and academic support.

Assessment method

The foundation level will be taught within University Campus Oldham (UCO). Class sizes at UCO are kept small to enhance learning and tutorial support. It will take you one year to complete the foundation year and, if you successfully pass that, it will take you a further three years to complete your BSc (Hons) Psychology degree. During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities
  • Revision workshops
* Laboratory sessions

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

Applicants must meet the University Campus Oldham’s minimum academic entry requirements for English language (normally demonstrated by GCSE grade C or equivalent). The Preparatory Year offers students the opportunity to develop academic skills and areas of professional knowledge to support the transition to the full BSc (Hons) Psychology. Applicants under the age of 21: Younger applicants who have experienced issues of a personal, social or domestic nature, resulting in a disruption to their academic studies at a previous institute are particularly welcome, if you feel that you would benefit from the supportive environment on offer at a smaller University Campus. Applicants over the age of 21: Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and lead to a successful career change. Mature applicants who do not hold any formal qualifications will be invited to an assessments interview and given an opportunity to demonstrate that they meet our minimum academic entry requirements and have the desire to complete the programme. In previous years, mature applicants at UCO have been some of our most successful students. We particularly welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications. Applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance onto the course. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

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Psychology with Foundation Year at University Campus Oldham - UCAS