Psychology with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

If you are fascinated by Psychology but do not yet meet the entry requirements of our degree courses, this foundation year is your opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills you need before starting an undergraduate degree in this exciting subject. Psychology is an exciting and diverse field of study dedicated to understanding, describing, predicting, and controlling behavior and thought. This programme provides a scientific approach to understanding people, their behaviour, and thinking while studying in a thriving research environment. This course offers a 75 hour placement module in the second year and the option of a placement year. n the first two years of study, you will develop an in-depth understanding of basic psychological processes by exploring core topics such as individual differences, biological, developmental, social, and cognitive psychology. In the final year, you will focus on individual areas of interest through elective modules and self-generated research. Across the programme, students gain a comprehensive education in the scientific foundations of psychology and an introduction to applied practice across multiple domains. Throughout the programme our students participate in laboratory work and work to the British Psychological Society Code of Ethics. We invest heavily in our psychological research facilities and equipment which includes eye-tracking and virtual reality tools, a psychometric test library, and physiological measurements systems such as EEG. To assist with your practical laboratory work we will provide you with training in the use of our specialist equipment and in the research methods and data analytic techniques used by psychologists. The programme will equip you with the basic scientific grounding and theoretical understanding required for advanced-level studies. Graduates can find employment in professional areas such as business, human resources, training and development, marketing and advertising, recruitment and selection, and counselling. The programme establishes the building block for further studies where you can pursue careers in the professional practice of psychology including counselling, clinical, forensic, or organisational psychology, neuropsychology, research, and other specialist areas. This degree satisfies eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of qualification if second class honours is achieved.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Psychology with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS