• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Benefit from high-quality teaching, excellent support and state-of-the-art facilities as you explore the fascinating discipline of Psychology.This is a research-led degree, so you’ll have the chance to contribute to the pioneering psychological research projects underway at the University and to conduct your own research too.

You’ll work alongside staff who are conducting influential studies into a vast array of topics including body esteem, maths anxiety, paranormal beliefs, social networking and parenting. You’ll also hear from psychology professionals who deliver regular guest lectures.


Psychology has a huge impact on all areas of life, including education, health, business, sport and the law, so your career scope will be broad and exciting. This degree not only gives you the scientific knowledge to explain human behaviour but also equips you with communication, IT and behavioural research skills that will prove invaluable wherever your future takes you.

On completing the Psychology With Foundation Year (Hons) programme at the University of Derby, our graduates have progressed into roles such as health service supervisor, assistant therapeutic care worker, mental health support worker, charity leadership, human resource management and scientific or clinical research.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Data Handling
  • Foundation in Sport and Exercise or Psychology of Education
  • Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • Introduction to Biological and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points: 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE: GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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