Course Comparison

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies
Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
4 years 1 year
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time Full-time
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Plymouth Plymouth
School of Psychology School of Psychology
Entry requirements
A level/AS level:For level 3 entry the tariff points entry level will normally be 32-48 points from A level or equivalent. Non-standard applicants will normally be interviewed.
BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: PPP in any subject.
Access to Higher Education: Pass Access in any subject
Welsh Baccalaureate: All applications to be referred to the Admissions Tutor.
Scottish Qualifications: 32-48 points at Advanced Highers.
Irish Leaving Certificate: 32-48 points.
International Baccalaureate: 24 points overall. If overseas and not studying English within IB, must have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all other elements.
GCSE: English and Maths grade C / 4 or above or equivalent.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates returning to study, who can offer work or other related experience in lieu of formal qualifications. Therefore candidates with non-standard qualifications are assessed on an individual basis, usually via interview. We encourage any candidate who is unsure regarding the suitability of their qualifications or experience to contact Admissions in the first instance, who will then liaise with the Admissions Tutor and Programme Lead.
Extended entry requirements
  • English language requirements 
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary. 
  • Students under the age of 18 at the start of the programme are eligible to apply for this programme.
Specifically for students who have successfully achieved a Foundation Degree/HND from a psychology-related subject/course. Applicants with other qualifications at the appropriate level and experience may also be considered.
A Foundation Degree (FSc) that has been approved by the School of Psychology and has been validated by Plymouth University.
Applications from those with FSc degrees or HE diplomas (or equivalent) from other HE institutions will be considered where at least 160 credits of the programme are core topics in Psychology.
Please note that this final year course would not allow you eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. English language requirements
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.