BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year is designed to provide you with the core skills you will need to succeed as an undergraduate. You will take six modules that will introduce you to Psychology as the scientific study of human behaviour, and will prepare you for study in higher education.

Core modules

  • Preparation for Learning in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Theories of Psychology
  • Foundation in Data Analysis
  • Psychology Theory and Research Design
  • Subject in Context - Psychological Investigation

Optional modules

  • Foundation Maths Skills
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Maths 1


Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  17%  0%  83%
Y1  23%  0%  77%
Y2  23%  0%  77%
Final  11%  0%  89%
FY  13%  0%  87%
Y1  51%  0%  49%
Y2  51%  0%  49%
Final  33%  0%  67%

About the course

Psychology has been a leading discipline of study at Hull since 1928. This fascinating scientific study of human behaviour encompasses topics including memory, social relationships, child development and forensics. This degree will provide you with a firm foundation in the core areas of psychological science while providing you with the option to study topics that interest you in greater depth. Our degrees are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) meaning that our students are eligible for the graduate basis for chartered membership of the BPS. This is essential for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a professional psychologist.

Hull boasts state-of-the-art research laboratories and facilities for practical and project work, including: electroencephalography (EEG) for measuring activity in the brain, a Brain Stimulation Laboratory equipped with equipment for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an Eye Tracking Laboratory, a Sleep Laboratory, an Audiometric Laboratory, and much more. You will learn in a thriving, supportive environment and be taught by staff who are committed professional and research psychologists.

Our degree courses provide students with a range of skills that readily transfer to many areas of employment making our students highly employable. You will learn to: think critically, solve problems, communicate confidently and effectively, and work independently and in groups. We offer the option of a foundation year for students who have either taken time away from education, need to enhance their language and writing skills or simply need to reinforce their academic skills for further study. We also offer a unique opportunity for students to access our integrated clinical psychology training programme. You can take specialist modules in clinical psychology in your second year which make you eligible for the fast-track route onto the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme thereby accessing a unique pathway into training to become a clinical psychologist.


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

When you graduate with a degree in Psychology you will have developed the skills and knowledge for a career in numerous areas. As a scientist, the analytical and problem-solving skills, along with experience in research, communication and information management skills will be valued by a range of employers.

You could go on to specialise as a psychologist working in one of the following areas:

  • Educational psychology – working with children and young people experiencing difficulties, helping with their educational and psychological development.
  • Occupational psychology – working with businesses to improve the performance and well-being of employees.
  • Health psychology – promoting healthy lifestyles and helping patients with ill health.
  • Counselling – helping clients resolve personal problems at difficult and stressful periods in their lives.
  • Neuropsychology – assisting with recovery from brain injuries and diseases.
  • Forensic or criminal psychology – assisting with investigation of crimes, in prisons and with offenders.
  • Sports science – working with teams and individuals to help with performance and motivation.
  • Clinical psychology – working with clients to help them with conditions like depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

Our Psychology graduates have also taken other career paths – broadcasting, social work, personnel management, teaching, the Civil Service, police work, and banking are other successful careers where a Psychology degree has opened doors.

There are opportunities to develop neuroscience skills through volunteering in the Department of Psychology’s Centre for Health and Clinical Neuroscience (CHCN), with clinical specialists from Hull and York, and the Hull York Medical School. The Centre has existing collaborations with Universities in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and New Zealand. CHCN’s research areas include ageing and dementia.

Many students have stayed on for higher degrees at both Masters and PhD level.