BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
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On our Psychology (Foundation Entry) course you’ll gain an understanding of human behaviour, capabilities and characteristics as well as developing communication, presentation and time management skills.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be introduced to psychology, and the scientific and empirical aspects of it, and understand how these are applied in real world situations.
  • By the end of your first year you’ll have understood and learned about the major areas of psychology and the main methodologies.
  • We continuously engage with employers to make sure our curriculum gives you the skills and knowledge the industry needs.

What you'll do

  • Take the first step on your Psychology academic career before deciding which pathway is best for your career.
  • You’ll have student membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) which gives you access to extra help, discounts and resources.
  • In Years 1 and 2 you’ll cover core areas (from memory, thinking and language to the psychology of life span and the biological bases of behaviour).
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The experience has completely changed my life. I loved my degree so much I found my passion, and my experience of teaching and research has become my dream job.
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Claire Roper
BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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The staff members on my course have been absolutely incredible. I have been provided help every step of the way whenever I needed.
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Rahila Shah
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling


  • This course is accredited by the BPS, the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the UK. We will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that allows you to graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided you achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.
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Academic Expertise

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Dr Kat Cartmell
Course Leader for Psychology Courses at UCLan Burnley
School of Psychology and Humanities

Kat is a Chartered Psychologist who has developed a keen interest in the area of educational and child Psychology. She is a dedicated advocate for children’s rights and is eager to document and shine a light on children’s voices.

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Dr Debbie Pope
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Debbie’s background is in physiological and epidemiological (cancer) research, becoming interested in psychology later in her career after observing the different learning approaches of her three children. Subsequently she completed a postgraduate conversion course in Psychologic…

Future careers

Our Psychology Foundation Entry degree is your first step towards a career as a professional psychologist. 

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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