International Year One in Psychology


High quality preparation for entry to the second year of a bachelor's degree in the School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia.

Equivalent to the first year of the degree programme, you will have all lectures alongside UEA first year students, and most of your seminar classes in the INTO UEA Study Centre.

Why apply for the International Year One programme?

  • A route to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements).
  • You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.
  • Professional help and support with your application to university.
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What is special about this programme?

The INTO UEA International Year One programme is designed to improve your academic theory, intensive English language skills, and study and research abilities to prepare for undergraduate study at the University of East Anglia.

It offers:

  • state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including a fully-immersive virtual reality suite, electroecncephalography (EEG), and eye-tracking and motion tracking equipment
  • conference trips and entrepreneurial training
  • work experience opportunities, including an optional year abroad
  • 95% of UEA School of Psychology students go on to work or further study within 6 months of graduation (Unistats 2015)

All lectures are taught alongside current University of East Anglia students.

You will also benefit from international seminar groups as well as additional English language and study skills support taught at the INTO UEA Study Centre.

You will receive advice and feedback during seminars and tutorials. Regular one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor will help you plan for future effective study, and answer any questions to ensure your academic success.


Teaching methods

You will attend all lectures for your Psychology modules at UEA alongside current first year students. The majority of the seminars and workshops, including language and study skills support, will be taught and assessed at INTO UEA.

You will encounter a wide variety of topics, from child development to linking the study of the individual to society, and develop your psychological knowledge.

You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at UEA including a virtual reality suite, eye-tracking equipment and a vision and action lab.


Who should apply for the International Year One programme?

The International Year One is suitable for international students who have completed A-levels or equivalent, or a recognised International Foundation programme, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree in their home country, but do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to the University of East Anglia.

What will I study?

During this course you will study modules that provide you with a platform upon which you can develop your psychological knowledge.

The research modules will introduce you to subject-specific methods in the study of psychology, as you begin to develop research skills and a critical perspective.

You will study the following modules:

Introduction to the Study of Social Psychology for International Students

This module is designed to enable you to comprehend, evaluate and compare the core topics and major perspectives in social psychological theory and research.

You will start on small micro theories of social psychology and gradually widen out to large psychosocial theories. You will examine how intra- and inter-individual psychological processes affect thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Lectures for this module will be taught alongside UEA first year students.

Seminars for this module will be taught alongside fellow International Year One Psychology students in the INTO UEA Study Centre.

Psychology of the Individual: Development and Differences

In this module you will cover issues and controversies within individual differences and developmental psychology.

Within developmental psychology you will explore a range of issues - such as the contributions of nature and nurture - and for individual differences you will look at areas such as the measurement of personality and intelligence.

Lectures for this module will be taught alongside UEA first year students.

Seminars for this module will be taught alongside fellow International Year One Psychology students in the INTO UEA Study Centre.

An Introduction to Psychosocial Theory for International Students

This module is designed to tackle major theories about the self and society and you will also reflect on how your position matches some of these ideas.

Lectures for this module will be taught alongside UEA first year students.

Seminars for this module will be taught alongside fellow International Year One Psychology students in the INTO UEA Study Centre.

Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology

This module will provide you with an introduction to evolutionary, biological and cognitive psychology, enabling you to develop an understanding of a range of subjects including: the basics of evolutionary theory; the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system; and the computational metaphor of the mind and how this is used to comprehend processes such as memory and perception.

Lectures for this module will be taught alongside UEA first year students.

Seminars for this module will be taught alongside fellow International Year One Psychology students in the INTO UEA Study Centre.

Introduction to Research Design and Analysis

In this module you will be introduced to the principles of research methods in psychology.

You will be expected to think about the meaning of research and the philosophical underpinnings of scientific method.

You will be provided with an introduction to the intellectual and practical process of scientific discovery, and you will be taught how to use and evaluate some common research techniques and to produce properly organised research reports.

This module will be taught alongside UEA first year students.

Further Research Design and Analysis

In this module you will build on the knowledge and skills gained in the Introduction to Research Design and Analysis module, developing your research skills and report-writing techniques to support your studies.

This module will be taught alongside UEA first year students.

English and Study Skills for Psychology

This module is designed to support you during the first year of your Psychology studies and to further develop your study skills, research skills and English language ability across the key areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

This module will be taught alongside fellow International Year One Psychology students at the INTO UEA Study Centre.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises.

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count toward the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

A-levels at grade BBC, a recognised Foundation programme, or the first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent.

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

3-term programme: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

If you do not meet the minimum English language level you can apply for our Academic English course.

Age:

17 years and above.

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year.

For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

When can I start?

Start date Term dates Fees
September 2017 start
(3 terms)
Term 1: Mon 25 Sep 2017 – Fri 15 Dec 2017
Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 – Fri 23 Mar 2018
Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 – Fri 15 Jun 2018
£17,495

Please note that this programme runs 2 weeks longer than other 3-term INTO programmes to coincide with UEA exam dates.

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees include access to the virtual learning environment; library, internet and IT services; exam fees; and field trips and course-related excursions.

Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)
  • textbooks and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £205 per academic course
  • accommodation is not included in the fees: view our accommodation options

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

Where will this programme take me?

Successful completion of the International Year One leads to the initial award of Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from UEA.


Degree options

This programme leads to Year 2 in the following bachelor's degrees at the University of East Anglia:

School of Social Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Cognitive Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Cognitive Psychology with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Social Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Social Psychology with a year abroad
   
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