Higher Education, Full Time

This programme, delivered in association with the University of Liverpool, is aimed at people who are not applying directly from school or college or 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 Honours 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. Years 0 and 1 - you will complete the following units.

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Physiology
  • Research methods and statistics
  • Group practical
  • Complementary studies
  • Information Technology

In Year 1 - you will complete modules that have a strong basis in Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics. Further details and module specifications are currently subject to validation, more information will be available on enrolment.

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/ m

Entry guidelines

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

  • Be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Be motivated to complete a 4 year programme in Psychology

Careful attention is paid to the personal statement section on the UCAS form along with applicants 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
  • 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

This 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 full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (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.

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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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).