International Diploma In Psychology with English

High-quality preparation for entry to the second year of your bachelor's degree at the University of Exeter. Equivalent to the first year of undergraduate study, the international diploma in psychology course is a quality-assured pathway to the second year of a degree in psychology.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 19
  • English level: B2: Upper intermediate / | IELTS 5.5
  • Academic level:

    A levels or equivalent, a Foundation year or 1st year of a degree course

Course format

  • Length of study: 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 20 - 26
  • Typical student mix:
    27% Far Eastern, 18% Eastern European, 19% South American, 22% North American, 12% European, 2% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 14 Sep 2015
  • Tuition fees: 16450.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks per term: 60.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Why apply for the international diploma programme?

  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • A quality-assured university programme
  • Full university status
  • A conditional offer of a place on the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter
  • A campus-based programme with access to university facilities
  • Professional support and guidance with university applications
  • The highest levels of personal care and support

Who should apply for the International Diploma programme?

The International Diploma is suitable for international students who have completed A-levels 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 Exeter.

What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

Psychological Concepts, Language and Study Skills

This module will improve your language proficiency within the context of engineering studies in order to develop the ability to read complex academic texts and extract relevant information, you'll be able to produce written assignments in an appropriate format following academic conventions. You'll also develop fluency and confidence in seminar discussions and in the delivery of presentations.

Introduction to Biological Psychology

In this module you are introduced to the basic concepts of the physiological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the generation and control of behaviour in humans and animals.

Introduction to Social Psychology

Social psychology seeks to understand how people think, feel and act in relation to others and the world around them. The topics of interest to social psychologists cover almost everything humans do, from personal choices to conflict and violence in society.

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

In this module, you will learn about major mental health and neuro-developmental disorders, gaining valuable insights into how such problems arise, the treatments that may be offered, and how they are of benefit.



What will I study?

Introduction to Statistics

In this module you will be trained on a variety of different statistical techniques commonly used in research conducted by psychologists through lectures, practicals and tutorials.

Introduction to Research Methods

You will learn the basic skills necessary to understand and conduct research in psychology. You will also get firsthand experience of participating in psychological research, learn how to design experiments, to write reports and to work with literature sources.

Cognition, Emotion and Development

In this module you will learn how to investigate mental representations in adults and cognitive processes in the developing child that enable humans to select and interpret information made available by the senses, to categorise objects, to understand language, to remember, and to what extent humans are consciously aware of these processes and representations.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed not simply to pass or fail students but, to help you build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

Marks from the International Diploma programme do not count towards the final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed through a combination of examination and coursework which may include:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Practical exercises
  • Group and individual research projects
  • Portfolios
  • Oral presentations
  • Seminar discussion
  • Class tests
  • Problem solving exercises

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the second year of the following degrees at the University of Exeter:

University of Exeter (Streatham campus)

BSc Psychology

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Accredited by these organisations : ICEF, English UK