The BSc Psychology Extended Degree includes a foundation year (Year 0), designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying psychology at undergraduate level. It provides a solid introduction to scientific method and biology relevant to the study of psychology and other human sciences.
The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in aspects of general scientific method and biology underpinning psychology with an introduction to the broad areas of psychology and the skills required to study successfully through to honours level.
You’ll build an appreciation of how psychologists think both as scientists and as practitioners. The programme is delivered by academics from the School of Psychology with backgrounds both in research and in the professional practice of psychology.
Years two to four of the extended psychology degree follow the same programme as the BSc Honours Psychology degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), which is a requirement for progressing to BPS accredited postgraduate courses in clinical, educational, counselling, forensic and occupational psychology.
You’ll be assessed through a range of methods including coursework, presentations, in-class tests and examinations.
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring the Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC), subject to graduates obtaining a minimum of a lower second class honours degree.
The preparatory year comprises four year-long 30 credit modules.
Two of the modules provide a general introduction to scientific studies and biology, with the other two providing an introduction to psychology, with a focus on developing the skills necessary for successful study in psychology at honours level.
Modules at levels four, five and six can be found on the Psychology BSc (Hons) course page.
After the course
Graduates of our Psychology BSc (Hons) degree, with further training, can enter into fields directly related to psychology including clinical, counselling, educational, health, forensic and occupational psychology.
The degree also gives a strong foundation for careers in human resources, marketing, advertising and market research. There is also the option of further study at postgraduate level.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.