Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Psychology (with Foundation Year)

4 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

Need help starting a psychology career? Our psychology degree with foundation year is for curious individuals who want to learn more about the human mind and behavior but need a little extra support before starting university.

Our British Psychological Society-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology degree with Foundation Year will introduce you to a wide spectrum of modern research and help you build crucial knowledge, skills, and abilities for a psychology career. It's career-focused. You can focus your degree on career-related topics. This lets you control your study and explore psychology principles from many fields.

This course allows you time and freedom to choose a psychological specialty from a wide variety. Arden's new undergraduate psychology course offers many career and study opportunities and modern, digital learning tools. Our devoted academic team—internationally known industry practitioners, published authors, and psychology PhD holders - will also support you.

Program structure


Foundation level

  • Modules for July 2023
    • 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
  • Modules from September 2023 onwards
    • Preparing for University Success
    • Exploring the Social World
    • Advancing your Academic Skills
    • Examining Social Justice
    • Planning for Your Future Success
    • Investigation & Innovation Project

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)


Blended Learning

  • Fee per level - 9,250 GBP
  • Foundation year fee - 4,000 GBP

Online Learning

  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP
  • Foundation year fee - 4,000 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • At least 3 x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent. If your qualifications are more than 3 years old we may also ask to see your professional CV.
  • Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements.  
  • We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year.

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:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Why you’ve chosen your particular course
  • Any long-term goals or career aspirations

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English, can be accepted.

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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