Taught course

Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences
Certificate of Professional Development

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Lower Second (2:2) or higher in their first degree.

Certificate of Professional Development.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Graduate Foundation Studies in Psychology is a conversion course for graduates who wish to join the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Psychological Studies but who do not have sufficient background in the subject (60 previous credits in psychology) to be accepted directly onto the PgDip.

The programme is flexible and not all students will need to take the full course, depending on their previous academic studies.
By studying on this course, you will learn some of the core principles of psychology and also methods of research in the subject, which will provide you with the foundation for further study. Successful completion of the course confers 60 credits in psychology and ensures automatic eligibility for the PgDip in Psychological Studies if you achieve an average mark of at least 50% over the three modules.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

Certificate of Professional Development

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
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+44 (0)1204 903809