Applied Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) (CU London Dagenham)

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Applied Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) (CU London Dagenham)

Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour. Applied psychology places particular emphasis on its application in real-life and clinical contexts. The Applied Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in psychology related disciplines.

The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course in Applied Psychology.

Entry Requirements

40 UCAS tariff points. All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each component area). If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the Applied Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons), you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the discipline of psychology, with the ability to systematically review and synthesise psychological knowledge, recognise the diversity of psychological functioning and the global, historical and cultural context of human experience.
  • Structure and confidently articulate ideas and information to a range of different audiences, using professional standards and enterprise skills appropriate to the socio-cultural and global contexts and purpose of the communication.
  • Critically evaluate psychological research paradigms, a range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and analyse data, culminating in the successful execution of a research project complying with established ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the applications of psychology and approach problem-solving in innovative and creative ways to explain and develop solutions to a range of real-world problems and global contexts.
  • Show a deep understanding and high level of competency in a range of transferable skills, including analysis and interpretation of statistical and other forms of data, digital literacy skills, communicating effectively through scientific argument and the effective sourcing and utilisation of ideas and evidence from a wide range of psychological and other scientific sources.
  • Critically reflect on and be self-aware of the achievement of personal and group objectives whilst developing introspection and autonomy in the application of learning.


Course Details

The degree part of your Applied Biosciences BSc (Hons) aims to provide you with an understanding of the disciplines found within psychology and an awareness of how these are used when working with clients. The core areas of psychology are incorporated at the appropriate levels, as stipulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so that you learn about the historical and philosophical contexts as well as the developmental, social, biological, cognitive and research methodologies in this field.

Foundation Year

Academic Skills for Health and Social Care
Working in the Health and Social Care Sector
Life Processes for Healthcare
Social Care Perspectives

Year two

Principles of Psychology
Developing Self in Society
Introducing Research in Psychology
Psychology in Context

Year Three

Individual Differences and Personality
Brain and Behaviour
Real World Applications in Psychology
Research Methods

Final Year

Applied Social and Developmental Psychology
Cognition and Performance
Introduction to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
Research Project

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