BSc Psychology with Foundation Year - Full-time
*** Please note we are no longer taking applications for this course for 2017 entry. Applications for 2018 entry open on September 6th 2017 ***
In Sheffield, we're working out why humans behave the way they do. From how we learn new skills to how we fall in love, here you'll study the science behind the human brain. You'll see how we develop and socialise, and learn about the causes of psychological disorders. Our lecturers are world-class researchers who'll teach you to design experiments in state-of-the-art facilities.
For more information see the BSc Psychology web page.
The foundation year provides students with non-standard entry qualifications with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Psychology department. It is carefully designed to build confidence in student’s abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.
This year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study.
You will be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.
This foundation year also includes a range of opportunities to become involved in the life of the Department of Psychology.
Progression to the Department of Psychology
Students will progress to the Department of Psychology after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.
Attendance and length of programme
The foundation level will be taught within DLL, where modules are taught both during the daytime and in the evenings. You will then study in the daytime at the higher levels of study within the Psychology department.
It will take you one year to complete the foundation year and, if you successfully pass that, it will take you a further three years to complete your degree.
Learning and teaching methods
During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:
The links below will take you to more detailed information:
UCAS code: C801
To apply for this course
For this full-time course, please apply through www.ucas.com, using the course code: C801
Places on this course are limited and we are no longer taking applications for 2017 entry. In order for your application to be given full consideration for 2018 entry we strongly recommend that you apply before the UCAS deadline of January 15th 2018.
Statistics about this course
The figures below give you key information about this course. The data has been independently collected by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).