BSc (Hons) Psychology (2 + 2) - J007

Hamilton Campus Full Time Higher Education Duration 2 years

(UCAS Course Code C801/Institution Code L41)

This programme, delivered in association with the University of Liverpool, is aimed at people who are not applying directly from school or college, who have non-standard qualifications or who wish work or life experience to be taken into account as part of their application. Evidence of literacy and numeracy skills is sought, although this can be provided from a number of sources, such as work experience rather than (or in addition to) traditional academic qualifications such as A levels.

Course Details

The 2 + 2 BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology involves two years full time attendance at Wirral Met College followed by a final two years at the University of Liverpool. You will be introduced to academic psychology through a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach which will prepare you to progress into the second year of the BSc (Hons) Psychology course at the University of Liverpool. Timetables of study and assessment calendars will be provided in programme handbooks on enrolment.

Year 0 you will complete the following units:

  • Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics 1
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Debates
  • Introduction to Biological Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics 2
  • Introduction to Developmental and Clinical Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological Psychology 2
  • Introduction to Social and Investigative Psychology

Year 1 you will complete the following units:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Brain and Cognition
  • Research Methods and Statistics 1
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • Biological Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics 2

Years 2 and 3 - Modules are completed in the School of Psychology at the University of Liverpool

Here is a link to the University's admissions page where you will find full details of all the modules. http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/psychology-bsc-hons-with-foundation-element/overview/

Entry Guidelines

As this programme has a foundation year, formal qualifications (e.g. A levels, Access courses etc.) are not required. To be accepted onto this course applicants will:

  • Be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills at Level 2
  • Be motivated to complete a 4 year programme in Psychology
  • Be a non traditional student. This term refers to those who would not have the academic background to apply directly for a 3 year degree in Psychology

Careful attention is paid to the personal statement section on the UCAS application form along with applicant's life and work experience.

In particular the personal statement should demonstrate the following:

  • An awareness of the commitment required to complete a 4 year degree
  • A reference from an employer (paid or unpaid), or an academic reference to support your application. (If you don't have a recent reference, please contact our student advisors)
  • Evidence that you have done some research into the content of this degree programme

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144. Typically an IELTS score of 6.5 is required before enrolling on this course.

Assessment Method

Assessment is based on course work, assignments, project work and examinations. You will have a personal tutor who will offer guidance and support as necessary. Class sizes are limited to enhance learning and group support. In addition the College and the University offer a full range of student services: financial, accommodation etc.

Additional Information

Applications for full0time Higher Education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) website at www.ucas.com.

You will need to indicate the following for this course:

Institution Code: L41 (Liverpool University)
UCAS Course Code: C801

Students are eligible to apply for accommodation via Liverpool University Accommodation Office.

Fees are to increase to £8340 per year for 23/24 entry, subject to approval.

Where can I progress to?

An honours degree in psychology is a recognised base from which to enter further specialist and professional training e.g. educational or clinical psychology, personnel and management.

In its own right a psychology degree is recognised by service and manufacturing industry, commerce, education, personal and social services and health services as a relevant and desirable qualification.

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Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

Fee : £8340.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24. Find out more about student loans for Higher Education Programmes.

Course information correct at 17.10.23

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