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Foundation Degree in Psychology


The course of study will allow the individual to research and study themes and issues based in psychology. Students will cover different psychological approaches and theory and through a preparation to work module they will learn how to apply these theories in practice.
Modules or areas of study include (including options and practical/theoretical content, project work):

  • YEAR 1 – Theoretical approaches to psychology, cognitive psychology, research methods, preparation for work, child development, sociology and psychology.
  • YEAR 2 – abnormal psychology, adolescence, social psychology, research methods, biological psychology and preparation for work.


you will normally have to have one of the following:

1.  BTEC vocational qualification at level 3 in an appropriate area
2.  At least on A level pass in an appropriate area
3.  An alternative level three qualification in an appropriate area
4.  Mature applicants must possess relevant experience/literacy skills.

All applicants will undergo a formal interview.

Completion of the foundation degree can lead to entry onto the second year of a BSC hons qualification in the University of South Wales or the third year of a combined studies degree at the University of South Wales. Students are expected to undertake voluntary work throughout the duration of the course.

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Course Length:

2 years

Course Levels:

4, 5


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