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Course Essentials

Psychology is a fascinating science. Why do people behave in the way they do? How do our minds work?

If you have an inquisitive mind and want to develop a scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and the complex way they work together - then this Distance Learning BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS) Degree course is the perfect choice for you.

Part of our School of Psychology, the key knowledge areas within Psychology will all be covered - research methods, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, individual differences, developmental psychology and social psychology.

With Arden University's online study programme, you can learn 24/7 on any device, and you'll gain knowledge of the history of psychological theory, ensuring you are well-equipped for a future career in a number of Psychology fields.


BPS accredited

Arden University's Psychology Degree is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This means that successful graduates obtaining at least a lower second class Honours Degree (2:2) will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS - the basic requirement to train as a professional Psychologist.

Whilst you are actively studying with Arden, we will cover the cost of your student membership with the BPS. This gives you access to a great range of additional resources to assist with your studies.

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Entry Criteria

If you have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, or completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent, you can apply based on other qualifications you hold or your work experience. See the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS tab below for further details.

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
C801
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

You’ll start your Psychology Degree at Arden University with a thorough introduction to all the core topics within Psychology. Following this you will focus on understanding research methods, and developing statistical skills which will teach you how to design your own research projects to test and better understand established theory.

You’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module – so you’ll develop a great range of skills as well as general ‘knowledge of Psychology’. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods. The final piece of the puzzle is to apply these to a range of topics.

Modules

Level 4

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Research Methods II
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Level 5

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Level 6

  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree course at Arden has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level including Maths or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

If you have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, or completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent, we are happy to consider an application from you based on your work experience, if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme through online learning at Arden University.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

If you don't meet our eligibility criteria

Why not consider one of our other dual-subject Psychology courses? We offer a range of alternatives including BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology; BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology and BA (Hons) Law & Psychology - view all our Psychology courses here.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What are my broader options within other fields after completing my Psychology Degree?

Once you have earned that graduation cap from Arden University, you will have a range of skills that will be really appealing to a variety of employers and industries. Employers know that a successful Psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical and other forms of evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour.

What skills will I come out of my BA (Hons) in Psychology with?

You will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Comprehend and use data effectively
  • Retrieve and organise information effectively
  • Handle primary source material critically
  • Problem solve and reason scientifically
  • Make critical judgements and evaluations
  • Be sensitive to interpersonal factors
  • Use effective personal planning and project management skills

Learn more about how Arden will support you in your career development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study, You could continue your studies with Arden by enrolling onto our MSc Psychology (BPS) Postgraduate course.

Go to our Knowledge Base to read the 8 signs that you are perfect for a career in Psychology or our Psychology Subject Spotlight.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

You’ll start your Psychology Degree at Arden University with a thorough introduction to all the core topics within Psychology. Following this you will focus on understanding research methods, and developing statistical skills which will teach you how to design your own research projects to test and better understand established theory.

You’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module – so you’ll develop a great range of skills as well as general ‘knowledge of Psychology’. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods. The final piece of the puzzle is to apply these to a range of topics.

Modules

Level 4

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Research Methods II
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Level 5

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Level 6

  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree course at Arden has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level including Maths or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

If you have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, or completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent, we are happy to consider an application from you based on your work experience, if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme through online learning at Arden University.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

If you don't meet our eligibility criteria

Why not consider one of our other dual-subject Psychology courses? We offer a range of alternatives including BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology; BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology and BA (Hons) Law & Psychology - view all our Psychology courses here.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What are my broader options within other fields after completing my Psychology Degree?

Once you have earned that graduation cap from Arden University, you will have a range of skills that will be really appealing to a variety of employers and industries. Employers know that a successful Psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical and other forms of evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour.

What skills will I come out of my BA (Hons) in Psychology with?

You will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Comprehend and use data effectively
  • Retrieve and organise information effectively
  • Handle primary source material critically
  • Problem solve and reason scientifically
  • Make critical judgements and evaluations
  • Be sensitive to interpersonal factors
  • Use effective personal planning and project management skills

Learn more about how Arden will support you in your career development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study, You could continue your studies with Arden by enrolling onto our MSc Psychology (BPS) Postgraduate course.

Go to our Knowledge Base to read the 8 signs that you are perfect for a career in Psychology or our Psychology Subject Spotlight.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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