BSc (Hons) Psychology or (with foundation year)

Do you want to learn more about the human mind and the variables that affect human motivation and behaviour? The British Psychological Society-approved BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will expose you to a wide range of contemporary research and help you develop the necessary knowledge, abilities, and skills to pursue a career in psychology. The course's design has taken into account your professional goals.

University Arden University
Degree BA (Hons) Psychology
Level of study Foundation Year (Y0) / First Year (Y1)
Start date September, October, November, February, May
Duration 3 or 4 years (with foundation year)
Location London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester or ONLINE
Delivery Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings
Hours per week 9-12h
Fees £9250 (ONLINE option is cheaper)
Finances Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree with Foundation Year, which is recognized by the British Psychological Society, will expose you to a wide range of modern research and assist you in gaining crucial information, skills, and talents that are crucial for pursuing a career in psychology. Your potential career was taken into consideration when creating the course. You will have the chance to customize the degree's concentration and specialize in subjects that align with your professional goals. This gives you control over your education and the chance to learn about and engage with ideas and concepts from a variety of psychology-related fields.

This course involves more than just learning a subject; it also involves joining a vibrant community of learners and teachers, immersing yourself in the material, and preparing for the future. We have gone above and beyond to adapt the help we provide to you as an individual. Whether it's through our numerous support teams or your instructors, who are respected industry professionals, published writers, and PhDs in the field of psychology, you won't be alone while you study with us.

Entry Requirements
Funding & Fees

Foundation level modules

● Using Numeracy, IT and Data
● Research Skills and Using Information
● Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
● Developing Academic Skills
● Crime and Law in Context
● Psychology of Everyday Life

Level 4

● Core modules
● Introduction to studying Psychology (20 credits)
● Social Psychology (20 credits)
● Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits)
● Developmental Psychology (20 credits)
● Biological Psychology (20 credits)
● Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)

Level 5

● Core modules
● Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
● Quantitative Research Methods (20 credits)
● Personality and Intelligence (20 credits)
● Positive Psychology (20 credits)
● Elective modules (select two)
● Forensic Psychology (20 credits)
● Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits)
● Occupational Psychology (20 credits)
● Clinical and Health Psychology (20 credits)
● Child Development and Educational Psychology (20 credits)
● Coaching Psychology (20 credits)

Level 6

● Core modules
● Professional Development (20 credits)
● Research Project (40 credits)
● Elective modules (select three)
● Counselling Psychology: Mental Health and Illness (20 credit)
● Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)
● Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (20 credits)
● Political Psychology (20 credits)
● Cyber Psychology (20 credits)
● Gender and Sexuality (20 credits)

Standard entry:

● Minimum of 3x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – for qualifications older than 3 years the CV is required
● High School diploma from your native country

Non-standard entry:

● All applicants can apply based on their work experience - 12 months of work experience is required. Consequently, academic qualifications/diploma is not required.
● To sum up, you don’t need any qualifications to be accepted at the university or college. You just need to pass English Test - Duolingo.

English language requirements

● All applicants must pass Duolingo English Test. You don’t need to pay for English Test - we provide you with a free voucher.
● All applicants must score an overall of 105 points on the Duolingo English Test to be accepted.
● All applicants cannot achieve lower scores per each component as per the below table.

Duolingo Minimum Required Score
Overall Band 105
Comprehension 105
Literacy 95
Conversation 85
Production 75

Every assessment in this course includes employability skills that you may use to your future career, such as creating presentations, participating in role-playing exercises, and performing real-world research and analysis. Even your own final research project will be finished.

Funding for your studies

All of the students will receive Student Finance which means that you don't need to pay anything.

Tuition Fee Loans

Your tuition fees are paid using a tuition fee loan. This is given to your University or College directly. Only once you have completed your study and are making at least £26,575 per year do loan repayments begin. Students who study full- or part-time may apply

Maintenance Loans

To pay for living expenses, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan if you qualify. T his loan is deposited straight into your bank account. After you complete your degree and earn more than £26,575, your maintenance loan is due. Please visit for additional details.

Maintenance Loan is NOT eligible for studying ONLINE.

Maintenance Grants

Additionally, you can apply for a Maintenance Grant to assist with living expenses. At the beginning of the term, maintenance grants are deposited straight into your bank account. Although you are not required to pay them back, any money you get will lower the amount of the Maintenance Loan you might be eligible for should you decide to apply for one as well.

General info

Student finance for undergraduate degrees covers:

- Tuition fee Loan - £9250 per year. This money goes directly from the Student Loan Company to the University (you don’t touch this money).
- Maintenance loan: covers your own expenses and living costs.
- £9706 per year in you live outside the London
- £13000 if you live in London
The maintenance Loan goes directly to your account and you can do with this money whatever you want.

If you have pre-settled status you need to work and keep working during the status.
If you have a settled status you don’t need to work.

The loan is provided by the UK government and covers 100% of the tuition fees charged by universities. The repayment rules are very favourable.

More information can be found on the government website:

Enrolling for July & September 2023

Apply Now

See our 26 Reviews on

We Are The Official Partner of British Universities and College


Edu4u offers £200 - £700 per every student you recommend to us!
All you need to do is simply let us know. Contact us on Whatsapp to join our
Referral Scheme!

Check out Edu4u Referral Scheme