What will I learn?

If you are fascinated by Psychology but do not yet meet the entry requirements of our degree courses, this foundation year is your opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills you need before starting an undergraduate degree in this exciting subject. A foundation year prepares you for degree-level study, giving you the confidence and skills needed to make the most of your course. This option is ideal if you do not meet the entry requirements for our Psychology degree courses, or feel you are not ready for the transition to studying Psychology at Higher Education level.On this course, we will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and theories in psychological science. Focusing on both classic and contemporary studies, you will learn about the history of psychology and discover the scientific methods used in our research. This will give you a solid foundation from which to build your knowledge further as you progress through your degree.You will also develop skills necessary to succeed in university-level studies, such as critical thinking, research, academic writing and independent study. You will be well supported throughout your foundation year, with an academic tutor and a team of technicians and teaching assistants to help you reach your full potential.You can take your learning further and become part of our research community through our Psychology Research Participation Scheme. This means taking part in some of the psychological studies run by staff and students within the department.This is a great opportunity to improve your confidence, build your study skills and gain a thorough grounding in the subject before studying it at a higher level.The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology with Counselling employs the scientific approach to understanding behaviour and introduces students to the practical skills required for effective counselling. Students develop a sound understanding of basic psychological processes and are trained in the scientific methods used by psychologists and counsellors. Throughout the degree, students participate in laboratory work and work to the British Psychological Society Code of Ethics. Students critically evaluate the major theoretical approaches to psychology and counselling, and begin to develop their own counselling skills. The programme equips graduates with the basic scientific grounding and theoretical understanding required for advanced level studies.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 17,620) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk,


YO31 7EX, England

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


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