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Initial Year for Extended Degree Science- PSYCHOLOGY BSc (Hons)


What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed to progress onto the first year of many of our science undergraduate degrees.

Studying on this Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Psychology, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to progress onto one of the full degrees below at the University of Hertfordshire following successful completion of your initial year.
  • Get to study at one of our four large, partnered, further education colleges (of your choice) while also being registered with the University of Hertfordshire which grants you access to double the facilities, including accommodation, learning resources, general science laboratories and computing facilities.
  • Enjoy studying in small class cohorts and benefit from further support and one to ones with your programme leaders.
  • Gain comparable career prospects to those who directly apply to study for an individual degree at Herts.
  • Get to choose which of our four colleges you want to study at but can be assured that all have comparable quality in student learning experience and provision of resources.

After your initial year you will have the opportunity to progress onto one of the following degrees (some require an interview):

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

The initial year is very flexible, and you can also choose to progress onto one of the routes offered by the sports*, psychology, geography and environmental sciences, mathematics* or physical sciences* Extended Degree.

What's next for my career?

When you complete your chosen degree you may apply for jobs/ further training in the industry/ service of your choice. Your career options will depend on your chosen degree from subjects including:

  • applied biology
  • astrophysics
  • geography
  • pharmaceutical science
  • environmental studies
  • sports sciences and nutrition.

Some examples of eventual careers are: scientific work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry; environmental science; teaching; management; and in the food industry and retailers.

Which department am I in?

Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,750.00 (US$ 17,793) per year
The standard fee for 2023/24 entry is: £14,750

This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


West Herts College

Hempstead Road,



WD17 3EZ, England

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,750.00 (US$ 17,793) per year
The standard fee for 2023/24 entry is: £14,750

This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


Hertford Regional College

Scotts Road,



SG12 9JF, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 3.0, 2 Advanced Placement (AP) with a minimum score of 3.0. SAT 550 in each band or ACT 25 in each band. There are no agreed progression routes, but if you're interested in applying to the University after part completion of a degree or completion of a diploma, applications will be individually assessed. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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