Psychology BSc (Hons) (2+2 programme with Foundation Element) Add to your prospectus

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Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: C801
  • Year of entry: 2018
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If you are interested in studying for a psychology degree, but feel that you have a non-standard academic background, this is a programme that has been designed for you.

It is intended for students from a variety of vocational, academic and non-academic backgrounds who may typically have had a break in their education. C801 is run in collaboration with Wirral Metropolitan College and those on the programme benefit from facilities at both locations. Successful completion of the first two years (Year Zero and Year One) allows transfer to Year Two of C800. Class sizes at Wirral are limited to enhance learning and group support.

Programme in detail

While you are at Wirral Metropolitan College, you will take six modules a year, with a mix of psychology and complementary studies and IT skills. Psychology modules undertaken over the four years aim to provide an understanding of the principal methods and background of psychology (along with approaches to the possible biological basis of consciousness) before developing your awareness of psychological application to real world issues. There is also a research project, where you will undertake an experiment or field observation based on a research question.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

418 Year One undergraduates in 2016

Graduate prospects

94.1% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2014/15)

National Student Survey

90% of students agree staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2015)

Facts and figures

We received five commendations for high quality teaching following our BPS accreditation visit (2013)

Why this subject?

Enjoy a flexible future

On graduation, 94% of our students go straight into work or further study and our British Psychology Society (BPS) accreditation satisfies the requirements for either. Successful graduates may be offered a postgraduate place here at Liverpool enabling you to continue to build your career specialism.

Prepare for your professional career

You, and your future employers, can be reassured by the fact your programme is accredited by the BPS. You’ve covered the BPS criteria by the end of the second year, offering you the flexibility to really focus on your key areas of interest in Year Three.

Explore your career options with potential future employers

Your programme is informed by an extensive network of professional contacts and potential employers, helping ensure it prepares you for the workplace. Guest practitioner lecturers also help you clarify your future career direction.

Learn from active research leaders

You’ll be studying in a department which is home to some of the world’s leading academic experts, research centres and laboratories, providing opportunity for learning about, and participation and collaboration in ground-breaking research. Our Year Two Research Internship Scheme offers you the opportunity to work alongside researchers to support study design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of manuscripts.