International Year One in Psychology



Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of a professionally accredited Psychology degree at the University of Exeter.

On campus study

This program is available to study on campus only.

Key information

  • Take part in and write about experiments in social and cognitive psychology.
  • Learn clinical psychology from internationally recognised practicing therapists.
  • Become familiar with technical vocabulary and writing structures needed for further studies in Psychology.
  • Learn how statistical measurement is applied to psychological experiments and data collection.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 22 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17


Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from the University of Exeter.


Teaching methods

  • Lectures which are taught alongside current University of Exeter students.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why University of Exeter?

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • 85% of psychology research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • Access specialist research labs and clinical psychology suites, such as the Mood Disorders Centre and equipment for measuring eye movement and brain activity.

Student success

97% Passed
92% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Year One in Psychology for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to University of Exeter of those who passed

Start Dates September
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement


Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, or first year of overseas university degree with good grades or equivalent.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 1 May 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023


A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Cognition, Emotion and Development

15 Credits

Introduction to Biological Psychology

15 Credits

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

15 Credits

Introduction to Research Methods

15 Credits

Introduction to Social Psychology

15 Credits

Introduction to Statistics

15 Credits

Psychological Concepts, Language and Study Skills

30 Credits


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Psychology-BSc (Hons)




40% Introduction to Statistics, to include 40% in the January Exam component of the module