Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuroscientific processes that underpin daily activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and how to improve health related behaviour.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential.  All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency. 

When you study in The College, Swansea University, you are a full student of the University from the start of your course.  

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University Foundation


  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Composition and Style
  • Critical Thinking
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication Statistics
  • Principles of ICT
  • Statistics

First Year Degree in Psychology


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject. Modules in the degree are outlined in the links provided in degree pathways below.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)



The following durations and start dates are available, depending on your IELTS Score (see Fees and Pathway Summary for details)


  • Two semesters: September, November or January start
  • Three semesters: September or May start

First Year Degree

  • Two semesters: September start

Entry Requirements

There are both English Language and Academic Entry Requirements for Foundation and First Year study.

You can be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study. For details please refer to our Admission Requirements by Country document.

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition at Swansea University to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date.

Please see here for more details.

How to Apply

You can apply via our on-line form.

Before you submit your application, please make sure that: 

  • You know which course you want to study and which date you want to start.
  • You have electronic copies of your academic transcripts, which you will need to attach to your online application. Please note: the limit for all attachments is 25MB.
  • Alternatively you can download the Application Form in PDF format, fill in and send to with the necessary documents. 

Please note: If you are a citizen/permanent resident of the United Kingdom and have not lived outside of the UK for at least three years, you may not be eligible to apply via The College, Swansea University. Admissions staff will review your application and get in touch to advise you.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

University Foundation

£16,000 (2 Semesters)
£19,000 (3 Semesters)

First Year Degree
Second Year Degree
Final Year Degree

Degree Pathways

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the following from Swansea University:


The BSc Psychology is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS).  Providing that a minimum of a Second Class Honours Degree, Division Two is achieved, it confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The latter is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.


All Foundation Year programmes will be taught on the Bay Campus from September 2018.  First and further years are taught on the Singleton Park Campus of Swansea University.  

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the University libraries, but you may choose to purchase personal copies.  All software needed for the course is available on the University network for use within University computer rooms.  Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus, including halls of residence.  Personal costs such as purchase of stationery, photocopying costs, parking fees or travel between the campuses are not included in your tuition fees. 

You will need to purchase a personal electronic calculator for statistics (approx. £10).

You may need to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) at a cost of £44 (price as at November 2017) for some Independent Research projects in Year Three or for students taking the Psychology Work Placement module.

Contact Us

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