Psychology BSc with Integrated Foundation Year (Dubai)

Our Foundation Pathways combine the highest standards as one of Britain's leading global universities with a fully integrated student experience.

Psychology plays a significant part in modern day life, from the school classroom to the courtroom, in industry, business organisations and in universities. Our BPS-accredited degree covers all aspects of the broad subject area that is psychology.

Ku Nurul Izzah Ku Seman

BSc Psychology

“What attracted me the most was that when I looked at the modules, there were many different areas of psychology offered. This has exposed me to new things and indirectly helps me to choose an area in which to specialise in the future.”

Psychology is often defined as the study of behaviour, brain and mind, but this simple explanation doesn't truly capture the tremendous variety of things that you will actually do as a psychologist.

Our four-year undergraduate programme includes an integrated foundation year, which you may need to take depending on your previous studies. As part of your Foundation Year, you will study the core areas of psychology e.g. cognitive psychology, social psychology etc., as well as biology, maths for life sciences, and academic English and study skills.

These modules have been designed to provide you with a solid foundation in relevant subjects while supporting your English language and study skills, preparing you to move on to the next stage of your chosen degree programme. We will ensure you are fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the University environment.


Foundation Year

Compulsory modules

  • Academic English and study skills or Advanced Academic English and study skills (40 credits)
  • Introduction to Biology (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology 1 (20 redits)
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 (20 credits)

Optional modules

  • Quantitive Business (20 credits)
  • Mathematics for Life Sciences (20 credits)
  • Politics (20 credits)

Year One

All modules are compulsory:

  • Research Methods A: Basic Skills (20 credits)
  • Research Methods B: Introduction of Psychological Investigation and Statistics (20 credits)
  • Cognitive Psychology (WHM) (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychobiology: from Ion channels to behaviour (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Learning (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology (10 credits)

Year Two

All modules are compulsory:

  • Social and Cognitive Development
  • Introduction to Social and Differential Psychology (20 credits)
  • Neural Basis of Vision and Action (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Psycholinguistics (10 credits)
  • Research Methods C (20 credits)
  • Research Methods D (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology (10 credits)

Final Year

All modules are compulsory:

  • Project (40 credits)
  • 4 additional compulsory modules to be confirmed

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees and funding

The foundation year fee of your programme is AED 82,030.


We have a number of scholarships available for 2019 entry. Find out more.

Entry requirements

Foundation Pathway entry requirements

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.

How to apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

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Your learning will take place in a range of settings, from scheduled teaching in seminars, lectures and small group tutorials, to peer group learning where you may be asked to prepare and deliver a presentation with your classmates.

Our graduates are very successfully working in a range of sectors both in the UK and overseas. Our graduates are well respected and successful in finding careers both within psychology/neuroscience and in the wider professional, commercial and industrial world.

Psychology graduates are qualified to take up a wide range of careers, and many continue in psychology.