BSc Psychology with Foundation Year - Full-time

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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.

Foundation Year

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:
•Lectures and seminars
•Problem solving classes
•Field studies
•Independent study
•Skills and subject-based tutorials
•Group work
•On-line activities.
•Revision workshops
•Laboratory sessions

Programme details

The links below will take you to more detailed information:

About the programme structure the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the Psychology Department

UCAS code: C801

To apply for this course

For this full-time course, please apply through, 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.

Eligibility requirements and how to apply
Preparing to study at DLL

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).