Manchester Metropolitan University
Business Psychology (Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
Manchester Metropolitan University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 35 graduates of Business Psychology (Foundation Year) BA (Hons) and other courses in at Manchester Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
83 /100
35 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Applied Psychology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19500 £19000 £23500
25-75 percentile range £17500 - £22000 £15000 - £23500 £18500 - £28000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Applied Psychology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20682 £19583 £23998
25-75 percentile range £18023 - £24455 £15415 - £24898 £18977 - £29904

Course Description

A foundation year provides the perfect environment to advance your academic abilities before continuing on to the full degree course. Key skills and knowledge gained during the year give you an excellent grounding and a wide exposure to a range of subjects within our triple accredited business school.

You'll develop your study skills including academic writing and personal and professional development to start you off in the best possible way for your degree.

You will learn more about business in a global and national context, and approaches to leading and managing in organisations. The foundation year also gives you the ability to the to develop your analytical skills and learn how to incorporate data to add real value to achieve organisational objectives.

Once you’ve passed, you’ll be ready to start your degree course. That means your degree will take four years, or five years if it includes a work placement or year studying abroad.

The full BA (Hons) Business Psychology degree will prepare you for a variety of roles. You can expect to gain practical experience in psychology with specialised modules in coaching, fairness, cognitive and social psychology, cross-cultural leadership and decision-making. Our business psychology degree will offer you an opportunity to gain internationally relevant techniques to influence employee wellbeing, staff retention and human behaviour.

Whether you want to be an independent professional or work in a relevant field such as HR, change management or learning and development, by the time you graduate you will be armed with an advanced set of transferable psychology-based skills that can deliver real results in your workplace and even personal life.


  • Funding support – you can apply for student finance (e.g. tuition fee loan, student loan and student maintenance grant) in the same way as other students.

  • Triple accredited – our business school holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.

  • Adapt to life at university – develop your study skills and get to know your campus and lecturers during your foundation year.

  • Enhance your employability – through activities including internships, volunteering or learning a new language. With our award-winning ‘Rise at Manchester Met’ programme you can gain extra academic credits towards your degree.

  • Supporting you in person and online – student support initiatives including drop-in sessions, lecture recordings and dedicated support, both on and offline.

  • Business psychology experts – access to research-active academic staff with working experience in business psychology.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System.

Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Business Psychology (Foundation Year), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Business Psychology (Foundation Year) BA (Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University

18% Caring personal services
11% Sales occupations
9% Business and public service associate professionals
9% Elementary occupations
8% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
8% Administrative occupations
4% Welfare and housing associate professionals
3% Teaching Professionals
3% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
3% Customer service occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project when achieved at Grade C or above Other AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted. Please contact the University directly if you are unsure whether you meet the minimum entry requirements for the course.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 74 UCAS Tariff points.

IB Diploma with minimum 24 points overall or 72-80 UCAS Tariff points from Higher Level. If you plan to meet the Level 2 course requirements through your IB Diploma you will need to achieve Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5 in English and Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 4 in Mathematics

GCSE grade D/3 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade D/3 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Business Psychology (Foundation Year), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Manchester Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Manchester Metropolitan University in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #46 
    • #60 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #80 
    • #100 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #66 
    • #501 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is a publicly funded institution, founded in 1970 in the city of Manchester. Located in the heart of the city, students can take full advantage of being less than a ten minute walk away from the City Centre. Academically, the university offers all of the more common Liberal Arts programmes, but also some less frequently seen subjects such as Criminology and Sociology. Graduate students can expect to enjoy the privacy and quiet of the university’s seventh floor, which is entirely dedicated to post-graduate and PhD studies.

Student composition of Manchester Metropolitan University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Manchester Campus
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