Are you interested in a career in psychology but are not sure how to get started? Our psychology degree with foundation year has been developed for students with an inquisitive mind who want to understand more about the human mind and what drives our behaviour, but need a little extra support before taking on a full university degree course.
A bachelor’s degree in psychology is a fantastic starting point for careers in areas such as marketing, social work, journalism, human resource management, education, politics, and countless others. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this foundation degree course in psychology is also the qualification you need to go on to work in more specialised areas such as child psychology or counselling.
Arden’s foundation year degree courses give you the additional help and guidance you need to get started in higher education, helping you take on your full undergraduate degree with confidence. These courses are a great way to enter higher education if you don’t meet our undergraduate degree entry requirements, or if it’s been a while since you were in formal education and want to brush up some essential study skills, such as essay writing and research. Once your foundation year is completed, you’ll be ready to take on the remaining years of your psychology degree.
Our psychology degree with foundation year provides you with the skills you need to succeed at an undergraduate level, laying the perfect groundwork for your psychology studies. After completing the foundation year, you’ll start the second year of your online psychology degree with a thorough introduction to all of the core subject areas of modern psychology. You’ll then focus on understanding research methods and developing statistical skills, which will teach you how to carry out your own independent research – an invaluable attribute for your future career.
Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don’t do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.
You’ll have 4-12 years to complete your psychology foundation course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.
To elevate your educational experience, we are currently in the process of enhancing our BSc Psychology degree. Once you have completed your foundation year, you will be automatically enrolled onto the newly updated and improved BSc Psychology programme.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden’s psychology and social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
With a BPS-accredited psychology degree, your career options truly are wide open. This course sets you up with a range of universal skills that will allow you to apply your knowledge in a huge variety sectors. This means that when you graduate you’ll have the confidence to make life-changing decisions about which professional career path is best for you to take.
After graduating, the world is your oyster! Arden University’s psychology foundation degree covers everything from research methods to cross-cultural psychology, leaving you with a scope of skills that will help to shape your career. At the end of your course, you will be able to:
After successfully completing your psychology foundation course, you’ll have acquired a range of lifelong skills that will be highly appealing to several industries. Employers know that a successful psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical forms of evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour. With that in mind, a few career options for you could include:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The society is responsible for the development, promotion, and application of psychology for the public good.
Arden’s BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology (Conversion) courses are accredited by the BPS. This means that students obtaining at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2) will be eligible for the society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership - the prerequisite requirement to go on to further training as a professional psychologist after graduation.
While you’re studying your BPS accredited course with us, we’ll cover the cost of your student membership with the BPS, which gives you access to a large range of useful resources including access to the British Psychological Society Library, the UK’s leading national resource in psychology.