UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Psychology with Foundation Year

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and has a strong practical focus that will build your professional skills, enhance your CV and get you noticed by employers.

Why study psychology?

Psychology gives us the tools to investigate and understand human thought, action and behaviour.

Combining a scientific approach, with the ability to think creatively, it's a subject that builds psychological literacy and strong practical skills that are essential for success in the workplace.

Psychology graduates now work in every area of society, using their numeracy, IT literacy, communication and problem-solving capabilities to add value in their professions.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you'll have the opportunity to obtain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) alongside your degree. That's the initial recognised standard you need to become a practising psychologist.

Built around the core BPS curriculum, the course will help you apply academic knowledge to real-world situations learning from internationally-recognised researchers and practitioners.

You'll gain advanced psychological knowledge and valuable transferable skills, becoming a strong communicator and problem solver.

Hands-on experience with psychological measures and equipment and approaches in practical sessions will develop your knowledge further.

Mentored by a personal tutor, you'll undertake work-based learning, have the opportunity to go on a placement, and participate in research projects. In your final year, you will complete an independent research project in an area of your interest.

If you choose to do a placement, you'll spend a year working in a public, private or voluntary sector organisation between your second and final year.

Where can it take me?

The transferable skills and industry experience you'll gain will make you attractive to a wide range of employers.

You could take your skills into healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT, research, government, education, the creative industries or the legal sector.

You'll have the confidence, communication and team-working skills to make a positive impact in any organisation.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Literature, Mathematics and Science, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

BSc(Hons) Psychology gives you the strong blend of knowledge, skills and experience essential for a career as a chartered psychologist.

As a well-organised, confident communicator, with excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities, you'll also be well suited to careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT, research, government, education, the creative industries or the legal sector. 

Course Details

All Foundation Year students study together and will take four compulsory modules covering introductions to Sociology, Criminology, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, and university level academic and study skills.

This will ensure that you have the necessary grounding across all the social science disciplines, enabling you to develop a range of perspectives that will enrich your learning at Year one and beyond.

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Essentials of Academic Practice
Exploring the Social World and the Problems of Crime
From Plato to Nato
People and Social Science

Year 1

Introduction to Psychology
Research Design and Analysis 1
Psychology in Action
Critical Thinking (Psychology)
Interpersonal Psychology.

Year 2

Research Design and Analysis 2
Identities in Psychology
Mind, Brain and Development
Developing Self and Society.

Placement year

Final Year

Psychology Project

Six optional modules
Advanced Developmental Psychology: Theory and Practice
Applied Developmental Psychology
Clinical Aspects of Mental Health
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Constructing Gender in Society
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology in Practice
Human Sexuality
Methods in Neuroscience
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neurophysiology and Brain Imaging
Principles of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychological Perspectives on Political Violence
Psychology and Social Justice
Psychology in the Community
Psychology of Addiction
Psychology of Appearance and Embodiment
Psychology of Consciousness
Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Psychology of Work, Business and Organizations
Psychopharmocology
The Arts and Mental Health.

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