September 2020

Psychology and Counselling Studies BSc (Hons) - with Foundation Year

Honours Degree with Foundation Year, September 2020

Key Details

  • C803 Course Code
  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
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Why study this course?

Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our undergraduate degrees. Our Foundation Year is the first year of an integral four-year degree, with completion of the Foundation Year leading in to the first year of the 3 year degree in Psychology and Counselling Studies BSc (Hons).

The foundation year enables those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three year degree, an alternative route into beginning and ultimately gaining an honours degree.

You apply via UCAS for the Psychology and Counselling Studies (with foundation year) course and after successfully completing the first year you will progress onto the final three years of the degree. At this point there may be the opportunity to transfer onto a related degree at Newman University. Such a transfer is subject to the agreement of the course tutor and meeting any additional entry requirements.

Applications are open for September entry

Thinking of starting your studies this September? We are currently accepting  new applications. Applications to full-time courses must be made via UCAS, applications to part-time courses are made directly to Newman. For help with the application process please contact our friendly and helpful admission teams via or via 0121 476 1181 ext. 3662.

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Entry Requirements

All students apply through UCAS. Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme.

Those with significant work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be favourably considered. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the foundation year may have different additional entry requirements.

In order to reflect the higher tariff required for Psychology degree programmes, foundation students will be required to achieve an average of 50% (across the foundation year) in order to progress onto their selected psychology pathway. Students achieving 45-49% will be interviewed by the programme leader or head of subject and may be admitted onto the programme at their discretion. All psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS). In order for students to be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)  with the BPS, a requirement needed to work toward becoming a chartered Psychologist, a minimum of 50% overall in their degree is required. This means including a requirement for the foundation level that mirrors this.

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents), are also required for our Psychology programmes.

If you require any further information or clarification of entry requirements please contact our friendly, helpful Admissions department, who will be happy to help.

Applying Direct Option

You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.

Simply click on this Direct Application link to do this.

N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.

Course Fees

Fees for Foundation Year:
Full time UK/EU students: £9,250*

* Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).


Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year. Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

Find out more about the other additional costs associated with our undergraduate degrees. 


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