Psychology BSc (Hons) (2+2 programme with Foundation Element)

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: C801
  • Year of entry: 2023

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 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 undertake Year Zero, the foundation element of this degree. During this year you will undertake eight modules, four in each semester. These modules will introduce topics including biological, social, investigative, cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the research methods and statistics employed in psychological enquiry and the transferable skills required to be an effective student, including academic writing skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

329 Year One undergraduates in 2018

Graduate prospects

99% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)

Degree results

89% of students graduated with a First Class or 2:1 degree (2017)

Why this subject?

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 and our new research connected curriculum moves quickly from general psychology to our research strengths and specialisms. You’ll benefit from research focused lectures in Year One, enabling an understanding and application of the Liverpool context, all taught by specialists who are passionate about their research activity.

Prepare for your professional career

You, and your future employers, can be reassured by the fact your programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). In addition, our curriculum content and our teaching has been developed with a strong focus on your future employment. Our new approach to authentic assessment will also help you develop practical skills, and connect theory to practice.

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.

Enjoy a flexible future

On graduation, 99% of our students go straight into work or further study and our 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.