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 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.

*Application for accreditation submitted to The British Psychological Society.

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Psychology Degrees
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements 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 mathematics or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

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.

Course Details & Modules

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)

  • 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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness
Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

  • Self-funding

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.

  • Sponsorship

Because your postgraduate 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 information about fees and funding.

Careers Impact

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:

  • 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 effectively personal planning and project management skills

Learn more about how we will support you in your career development.

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