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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 are inquisitive by nature and would like to develop a scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience, alongside the complex way they work together - then this BPS accredited Distance Learning degree in psychology is the perfect choice for you.

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

With Arden University's online distance learning psychology programme, you can learn 24/7 on any device, while also gaining knowledge of the history of psychological theory, preparing you for a future career in a number of psychology fields.


Fast-Track your career with a Fully funded master’s

As part of our commitment to your ongoing career development, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This offer means you can pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you’ve successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all Arden Distance Learning undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021, and is available to students from all countries and regions who meet our master’s degree entry requirements.

BPS accredited

Arden University's psychology degree is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) - essential accreditation for any online psychology degree in the UK.

Through this Arden University course, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS if you gain a grade of 2:2 or above, which is essential for pursuing a career in recognised psychology professions https://careers.bps.org.uk/

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 BPS psychology course 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
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

Our BSc honours psychology degree begins with a thorough introduction to all of 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.

As part of our online psychology degree you’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module enabling you to develop a wide range of skills as well as general understanding of psychology. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods. By the end of your BPS psychology course, you will be able to apply your understanding to a range of topics.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

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 may be subject to change.

You can acceess more detailed course information by viewing our BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS) Programme Specification.

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree course 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, or you have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent, we are happy to consider an application from you based on your work experience. 

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

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


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 or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

What are my broader options within other fields after completing my psychology degree?

Once you have completed your Distance Learning degree in psychology and successfully graduated, you will have acquired a range of skills that will be appealing to a variety of industries. Employers know that a successful psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical forms of evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour.

What skills will I develop during my BSc honours psychology degree?

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.

Visit the Psychology & Sociology subject area of our Knowledge Base to read the more about psychology.

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

Our BSc honours psychology degree begins with a thorough introduction to all of 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.

As part of our online psychology degree you’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module enabling you to develop a wide range of skills as well as general understanding of psychology. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods. By the end of your BPS psychology course, you will be able to apply your understanding to a range of topics.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

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 may be subject to change.

You can acceess more detailed course information by viewing our BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS) Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree course 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, or you have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent, we are happy to consider an application from you based on your work experience. 

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

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


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 or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Career Prospects

What are my broader options within other fields after completing my psychology degree?

Once you have completed your Distance Learning degree in psychology and successfully graduated, you will have acquired a range of skills that will be appealing to a variety of industries. Employers know that a successful psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical forms of evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour.

What skills will I develop during my BSc honours psychology degree?

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.

Visit the Psychology & Sociology subject area of our Knowledge Base to read the more about psychology.

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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