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Psychology Foundation Year BSc Northumbria University, Newcastle



Course info


The Psychology Foundation Year course has been specifically developed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Psychology to prepare you for study on one of our BSc Psychology degrees.

Throughout the duration of this course you will gain an understanding of the sub-disciplines, classic studies, career paths, underlying debates and controversies related to psychology. You will also acquire key transferrable skills that will prove invaluable when you enter the workplace.

This course is one of the only foundation year courses in the country that is taught entirely within a psychology department, ensuring that all of the content is relevant and tailored towards the curriculum of the BSC level degree.

On successful completion of this course you will possess the qualification required to progress onto Psychology BSc (Hons) or Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons)

Career Edge

This course will equip you with an understanding of the sub-disciplines, career routes, classic studies, underlying debates and controversies in psychology. This will prove invaluable when you begin your undergraduate course.

You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are directly relevant to the workplace and your future career. They include critical thinking, effective group work, data processing and numeracy, record-keeping, problem solving, independent learning and the communication of ideas to various audiences. These skills will be further developed as you undertake your undergraduate degree.

Throughout the duration of your course you will be working alongside students from a diverse range of backgrounds, thus developing your communication skills.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Psychology Foundation Year BSc.

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£16,000.00 (16,44,291) per year




Main Site

Sutherland Building,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirement for international students

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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