Psychology Extended Degree - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
The BSc Psychology Extended Degree includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for a psychology degree at undergraduate level. 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.
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.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Other applicants may have level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas eg. Biology and Chemistry, which are required to study for BSc programmes in the School of Human Sciences.
Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3 from 2017) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.
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.
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.
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.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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