The Course

Please find the 2019-2020 timetable here

The course will help you learn how to investigate and analyse how humans think, feel and behave. Psychology is concerned with understanding all aspects of human behaviour and a person’s underlying thoughts, feelings and motivations.

Throughout the Foundation Year you will develop problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills whilst exploring concepts integral to the study of Psychology. The course is taught using a variety of methods including lectures and seminars.

Students who successfully complete the Psychology Foundation Year will be suited to continue studying Psychology at degree level, as well as other undergraduate programmes.

Course Content

The Foundation Year is made up of four modules:

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Social and Applied Psychology
  • Experimental Design and Research Methods
  • Information Technology and Study Skills

Entry Requirements

At least 48 UCAS points, which should also include one GCE/VCE A level pass or equivalent.

Mature students without formal entry requirements will be considered individually on the basis of their application and an interview.  Students under 21 years of age will normally need to have at least the equivalent of one GCE/VCE A level at grade D or above.  IELTS score of 6.0 or above is required, where appropriate.

Employment Opportunities

On completion you will then join one of the three-year psychology awards at Staffordshire University. You will offer to employers a unique combination of analytic and personal skills. Graduates are able to analyse problems, use computer skills and design investigations and are especially aware of human relationships. Opportunities are available in a wide variety of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations. A number of psychology graduates pursue careers as professional psychologists in the areas of organisation, health, counselling, education, forensic and clinical practice.

For more information, and to apply, contact course leader Dave Brereton – 01782 854221

Download our Higher Education Degree Foundation Year Prospectus Here!

The Higher Education Prospectus includes:

  • A Detailed Overview of Our Courses
  • Entry Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition Fees


Get In Touch!

For more information about the courses we offer, contact us on 01782 854221 or email

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