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 Psychology degree is for you. The key knowledge areas within Psychology will all be covered: research methods, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, individual differences, developmental psychology and social psychology. You will also gain knowledge of the history of psychological theory.
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that successful graduates obtaining at least a lower second class honours degree 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 us, we will cover the cost of your student membership with the BPS. This gives you access to a great range of resources.
This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English
If you have work experience
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.
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.
You’ll start the degree 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.
Year 1 (Level 4)
Year 2 (Level 5)
Year 3 (Level 6)
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:
Other options include:
If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.
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
Thinking of your broader options within other fields?
Once you have earned that graduation cap, 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.
Want to know exactly what skills you can come out of a BA (Hons) in Psychology with? You will be able to:
Learn more about how we will support you in your career development.
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