University of Sussex

Psychology (with a foundation year) University of Sussex Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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About the course

By studying our Psychology with a Foundation Year degree, you develop a thorough overview of the subject through modules in health and clinical practice as well as organisational, social and applied Psychology.

You build essential skills in critical analysis, developing arguments and self-expression, through a dedicated programme of support and development. These skills will be valuable throughout your studies and into your career.

After completing the Foundation Year, you can choose to focus purely on psychology by continuing onto your Psychology BSc, or to study the subject with a minor such as Education, Business and Management or Neuroscience.

About Sussex

Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.

Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.


We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.

With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Course details


See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.

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.

Course code C804
Institution code S90
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCC - BCC We would normally expect subjects to be essay based.
You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).
In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM The BTEC should be in Applied Science or Health and Social Care.
You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).
Scottish Higher CCCCC You will also need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 - 28 points From the full IB Diploma. Successful application for the foundation year will be evidence of academic ability in a demanding degree.

Is a Foundation Year for you?
We welcome students with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including:

-those who aren't sure which subject they'd like to specialise in
-those who don't have the right combination of subjects for direct entry into Year 1
-those who don't meet the expected requirements for direct entry into Year 1
-those who are returning to education after some time away.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Including at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic 62.0 Including at least 56 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT) 88.0 TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

Provider information

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Course contact details

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