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Foundation Year in Psychology

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Foundation Year in Psychology

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October 2018
1 year full-time
+ 3 years full-time
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£9,250 (INT) *
Course leader
Pirkko Harvey

The Foundation Year in Psychology is offered as an entry route to a psychology degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course.

Why study the Foundation Year in Psychology at Middlesex University?

If you complete this year successfully you progress directly onto one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.

The foundation year is for you if:

  • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
  • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
  • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

How to apply

If you are interested in studying the Psychology foundation year you must apply to one of our four-year degree courses. Please have a look at the How to apply tab for further information. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees entry onto your chosen psychology degree. We offer:

What will you study on the Foundation Year in Psychology?

You will study all four modules simultaneously over the year which means you have the chance to examine topics in-depth.​ As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

  • Core modules

    • Introductory Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      You will be introduced to selected topics from social psychology, cognition and individual differences. In each of these areas, you will be introduced to contemporary theory and research, and will also have an opportunity to get hands-on experience of the techniques used to investigate these topics.

    • SMART (Students Mastering Academic Writing, Research and Technology) (30 credits) - Compulsory​

      This module provides the fundamental written and oral communication skills required to continue studying at degree level. You will develop analytical skills through a problem solving approach, build your confidence working individually and as a member of a team, and gain appreciation of research techniques by using libraries and a range of e-learning resources.

    • Foundation Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory​

      This module introduces some fundamental mathematical topics and concepts that are required in a range of subjects studied at degree level. In a structured and supportive environment, you will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understand and describe abstract ideas.

    • Foundation Project (30 credits) - Compulsory​

      This module give you the relevant experience in a range of related subject-related projects that reinforce understanding of topics taught, and provide opportunities to apply the knowledge gained in other modules.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the Foundation Year in Psychology taught?

The Foundation year aims to engage you in all aspects of your learning. You are required to have good attendance and are encouraged to actively participate in taught sessions either individually, with your peers or collaboratively in small groups

You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills through interactive lectures, supervised laboratories and workshops, online activities and tests, guided research, individual and group projects and reflection. You will receive formative verbal feedback in practical sessions and summative feedback is provided electronically and/or verbally.


Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by individual written assignments and tests, pair and group presentations, learning logs, and demonstrations

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