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BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of psychological principles and practices, equipping them with the skills necessary for a range of careers in psychology and related fields. The foundation year is specifically tailored to support students who may need additional preparation before embarking on the main degree program.

Foundation Year

The foundation year aims to build a strong academic base and develop essential skills for success in higher education. It covers fundamental subjects and introduces key concepts in psychology, research methods, and academic writing. This preparatory year ensures that students are well-equipped to handle the challenges of the subsequent years of study.



Why study this course?

  • This degree will give you a good foundation, allowing you to work in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings, including local authority teams, health promotion projects, refugee and asylum service hospitals, sheltered accommodation, hospices and day centres, and residential care units.
  • Graduates with a health and social care background are also in a good position to be considered for careers in health education and health promotion, welfare, health research, community mental health and commissioning and care management services.
  • Graduates may seek roles as service managers and coordinators, in advocacy, education and training, or as technicians and support workers helping children and families, older and disabled people, drug and alcohol abusers, and people with mental health problems.

Course details

  • Location

    Regent College London
  • Duration

    4 years
  • Study mode

  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Introduction to Psychology: An overview of major psychological theories and concepts.
  • Biological Bases of Behavior: Study of the physiological mechanisms underlying behavior.
  • Cognitive Psychology: Examination of mental processes such as perception, memory, and decision-making.
  • Developmental Psychology: Understanding of human development from infancy through adulthood.
  • Social Psychology: Exploration of how individuals are influenced by social contexts.
  • Research Methods in Psychology: Training in research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Career progression

Graduates can pursue various career paths, including clinical psychology, counselling, educational psychology, human resources, and research. The course also provides a solid foundation for further study at the postgraduate level.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of two GCE A2-level passes (or equivalent), including any subjects; and five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English Language. If English is not your first language you will need to complete a Secure English Language Test at IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band (or equivalent). You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Additional Criteria

  • If you didn’t study GCSEs, please contact us for details of other acceptable qualifications.
  • If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we’ll be happy to consider your application.
  • The compulsory work placement (taken during Level HE5 of the course) involves regular unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity. If you’ll be undertaking a placement that involves regulated activity you’ll have to get an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) beforehand. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. You don’t need to apply for DBS Enhanced Disclosure before starting the course.
  • Dr Morris A Anglin
    Dean of School of Health and Sports Science

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