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This nine-month course aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to succeed in undergraduate study of psychology.

Distinctive features

  • The opportunity to apply to undertake paid research with a member of staff.
  • Flexibility, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers as psychologists, as well as a wide range of other careers, including postgraduate research.
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery.
  • Emphasis on acquisition of high quality practical skills and the development of innovative ideas.

Key facts

  • Next intake: September 2019
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Fee: £15,650
  • Accreditation: BALEAP

English language requirement

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI (minimum subscores: 6.0 in Writing, 4.0 in all areas).

Course structure

This is a nine-month full-time course, consisting of 120 credits. All modules are compulsory.

Cells and the Chemistry of Life10Autumn
Genetics, Evolution and Diversity10Autumn
Fundamental Aspects of Chemistry10Autumn
Inorganic and Redox Chemistry10Autumn
English Language and Study Skills10Autumn
English for Academic Purposes20Autumn & Spring
Foundations of Psychology10Spring
The Way the Body Works10Spring
Further English Language and Study Skills10Spring
English Orientation Health & Life Sciences10Spring
Advanced English10Spring


Cardiff University’s School of Psychology is long established, well resourced, and has an excellent international reputation. Students will be studying the subject very much from the scientific standpoint while meeting the challenges of understanding behaviour from social, cognitive and biological perspectives.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the International Foundation Programme (IFP) in 2019/20 are £15,650 and are payable in three instalments.


We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.

Living costs

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK. See how far your money goes by using our simple living costs calculator.


In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, we offer highly prestigious scholarships to attract and reward the best students.

Our 2019 International Foundation Programme Scholarship offers funding to non-sponsored international students on the International Foundation Programme in 2019/20.

Qualifying recipients will receive an award of £2000 in the form a tuition fee discount.

International applicants holding offers for our International Foundation Programme will be automatically considered for the scholarship. You do not need to submit a separate application for the award.

If you meet, or exceed, the conditions of your offer, or if you are holding an unconditional offer, you will automatically be awarded the offer as a tuition fee discount.

Only self-funding international students are eligible and you must be confirmed as an overseas student for fee-paying purposes. The scholarship is not open to students who are in receipt of funding from external bodies such as local Government, charities or private organisations.

For more information, please see the International Scholarship pages