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Course Essentials

Psychology is a fascinating science. Why do people behave in the way they do? How do our minds work?

If you have an inquisitive mind and want to develop a scientific understanding of the human experience, but you’re not sure you qualify for university study, then this Distance Learning Psychology Degree with an Integrated Foundation Year course is the perfect choice for you.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society and part of our School of Psychology, the key knowledge areas within the field will be covered - research methods, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, individual differences, developmental psychology and social psychology.

By integrating a Foundation Year into the course, you will be equipped with the essential skills you’ll need to explore the study of the mind. The foundation year covers basic numeracy, academic and research skills and more, to lay the perfect groundwork for your studies.

With Arden University's online study model, you can learn 24/7, and you'll gain knowledge of the history of psychological theory, ensuring you are well-equipped for a future career in a number of Psychology fields.

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Key Information

Award:
Foundation Year Entry Degrees
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

We offer this online Psychology Degree with an integrated Foundation Year to give you the skills you need to succeed at the undergraduate level, laying the perfect groundwork for your undergraduate psychology studies.

After completing this foundation year, you’ll start the second year of your online Psychology Degree at Arden University with a thorough introduction to all the core topics within Psychology. You will then go on to focus on understanding research methods, and developing statistical skills which will teach you how to design your own research.

You’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module – so you’ll develop a great range of skills as well as general knowledge of Psychology. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods.

We know our students lead busy lives and so with our Distance Learning model, you’ll have 24/7 access to our online learning portal, iLearn, so you can schedule your studies around your life.
To support your learning, this online learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area which offer insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.


Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Research Methods II
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 3

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain & Behaviour
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Year 4

  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health & Illness
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page.

Candidates for our Distance Learning Foundation Psychology Degree are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

You also need a GCSE Maths Grade C or equivalent.

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What careers can this Psychology Degree with Foundation Year prepare you for? 

Upon completion of this online psychology course from Arden University, you will have the range of skills that are very appealing to employers across a range of industries. Employers know that a successful Psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical evidence, and have a good understanding of human behaviour.
 
Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Comprehend and use data
  • Retrieve and organise information
  • Handle primary source material critically
  • Problem solve and reason scientifically
  • Make critical judgements and evaluations
  • Be sensitive to interpersonal factors
  • Use effective personal planning and project management skills

Learn more about how Arden will support you in your career development.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden by enrolling onto our MSc Psychology (BPS) Postgraduate course.

Go to our Knowledge Base to read the 8 signs that you are perfect for a career in Psychology or our Psychology Subject Spotlight.

Next steps
Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.
 

Course Details & Modules

We offer this online Psychology Degree with an integrated Foundation Year to give you the skills you need to succeed at the undergraduate level, laying the perfect groundwork for your undergraduate psychology studies.

After completing this foundation year, you’ll start the second year of your online Psychology Degree at Arden University with a thorough introduction to all the core topics within Psychology. You will then go on to focus on understanding research methods, and developing statistical skills which will teach you how to design your own research.

You’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module – so you’ll develop a great range of skills as well as general knowledge of Psychology. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods.

We know our students lead busy lives and so with our Distance Learning model, you’ll have 24/7 access to our online learning portal, iLearn, so you can schedule your studies around your life.
To support your learning, this online learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area which offer insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.


Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Research Methods II
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 3

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain & Behaviour
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Year 4

  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health & Illness
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for our Distance Learning Foundation Psychology Degree are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

You also need a GCSE Maths Grade C or equivalent.

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What careers can this Psychology Degree with Foundation Year prepare you for? 

Upon completion of this online psychology course from Arden University, you will have the range of skills that are very appealing to employers across a range of industries. Employers know that a successful Psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical evidence, and have a good understanding of human behaviour.
 
Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Comprehend and use data
  • Retrieve and organise information
  • Handle primary source material critically
  • Problem solve and reason scientifically
  • Make critical judgements and evaluations
  • Be sensitive to interpersonal factors
  • Use effective personal planning and project management skills

Learn more about how Arden will support you in your career development.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden by enrolling onto our MSc Psychology (BPS) Postgraduate course.

Go to our Knowledge Base to read the 8 signs that you are perfect for a career in Psychology or our Psychology Subject Spotlight.

Next steps
Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.
 

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1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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