Psychology (with a foundation year) Staffordshire University


Our Psychology degree will help you to apply scientific knowledge of the mind to recognise people's behaviour and to understand why they act in the way they do.

Human behaviour influences every facet of our everyday life, from the decisions we make, to how we respond to our environment and those around us.

Our Psychology degree will help you to apply scientific knowledge of the mind to recognise people's behaviour and to understand why they act in the way they do.

You'll develop useful and transferable skills in problem solving, communication, critical thinking and evaluation.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to design and create your very own investigations and experiments.

If studying the Foundation Year, you will transfer onto Year 1 of the Psychology BSc (Hons) course on successful completion, or you can transfer onto Year 1 of any of the other undergraduate Psychology courses.

On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway:

BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies - (Students who choose not to, or who are unable to, follow an accredited route can transfer at the start of Level 5 to an alternative degree).

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time including foundation year

  • Location

    Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Foundation Year Core modules:
• Foundations in Psychology
• Social and Applied Psychology
• Experimental Design and Research Methods
• Information Technology and Study Skills

Year 1 Core modules:
• Foundations in Psychology
• Perspectives in Psychology
• Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
• Comparative Basis of Behaviour
• People Behaving Badly

Year 2 core modules:
• Cognitive and Biological Determinants of Behaviour
• Understanding the Social World
• Contemporary Issues in Psychology

Year 3 core modules:
• Psychology Project
• Typical and Atypical Development

Assessment method

Formal essays, class tests, coursework, presentations and examinations.

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 C801
Institution code S72
Campus name Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent
Campus code S

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 points At least 56 UCAS points, which should also include one GCE/VCE A level pass or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5,920 Year 1
England £5,920 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,920 Year 1
Scotland £5,920 Year 1
Wales £5,920 Year 1

Additional fee information

It is our intention to continue to increase fees, provided we satisfy the Teaching Excellence Framework set by the government. For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit

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