Psychology (with integrated Foundation) (3-year degree)

University of Buckingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The three year BSc in Psychology is designed for students who need additional preparation prior to the undergraduate level study. The first year of the programme is intended to provide a foundation in both knowledge and academic skills for the more specialist subjects in years two and three. The psychology programme at Buckingham has been designed to integrate the unique Buckingham tutorial teaching model into the teaching of psychological science. The programme is based on three core elements. First, covering the core theoretical content required for British Psychological Society accreditation meaning that the degree has both national and international recognition. Second, strong research methods and analysis skills embedded within the programme so that Buckingham graduates have begun to develop a range of highly employable skills. Third, optional modules in all areas of practitioner psychology recognized by the BPS and HCPC as well as other areas of applied psychology so that graduates can make fully informed choices about their postgraduate pathway.

Course details

Modules

Key Academic Skills, Life and Institutions, Classic Studies in Psychology, Critical Thinking, Academic Writing Skills, International Studies, Essential Mathematics, Psychology Specific Research Skills, Research Skills, Advanced Academic Skills, Psychology: From Theory to Practice, Foundations in Biological Psychology, Introduction to Psychology 1, Introduction to Psychology 2, Research Methods and Statistics, Positive Psychology, Skills For Psychologists, Biological Psychology, Individual Differences, Psychology of Emotion, Quantitative Methods & Analysis in Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Qualitative Methods & Analysis in Psychology, one of: (Evolutionary Psychology, Forensic Psychology), Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, one of: (Animal Behaviour, Creative Performance and Expertise, Occupational Psychology), Research Project, two of: (Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Applied Cognitive Science, Cyberpsychology), two of: (Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuropsychology, Educational Psychology, Sports & Exercise Psychology)

Assessment method

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two. Please check module information for more details.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. Ranked joint 4th in England and joint 7th in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction this year, the University and has always scored highly since it started taking part 14 years ago. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points

Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0. There will also be an interview assessment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0. There will also be an interview assessment.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £34650 Whole course
England £34650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £34650 Whole course
Scotland £34650 Whole course
Wales £34650 Whole course
Channel Islands £34650 Whole course
International £44250 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Students: The University of Buckingham is an alternative provider because we do not receive annual funding through the UK funding councils. Buckingham students are eligible for support from Student Finance England towards their studies: (1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £7,400 (for accelerated programmes - September 2019) or £6,165 (for non accelerated programmes - September 2019) paid direct to the University. Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the University for each term’s fees. (2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (the amount awarded is dependent on household income). This is paid directly to you after registration. The undergraduate fees can be found on our website at: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/fees/

Sponsorship information

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Psychology (with integrated Foundation) (3-year degree) at University of Buckingham - UCAS