Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider 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:  All applications to be referred to the Admissions Tutor.

Access to Higher Education at level 3:  Candidates can be interviewed before an offer is made. Pass an Access to HE Diploma in any subjects with at least 33 credits at Merit/Distinction.

Welsh Baccalaureate:  All applications to be referred to the Admissions Tutor.

Scottish Qualifications: Authority 32-48 points at Advanced Highers.

Irish Leaving Certificate:  Irish Highers, H5 in five subjects equivalent to 32-48 points.

International Baccalaureate:  Normal minimum entry requirements are 24 points overall - refer to admissions tutor. 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.

English language requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

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.


We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.