Why do people behave the way they do? How do our minds work? Psychology is a fascinating science that’s fast becoming a viable and popular career option for more and more people who are fascinated by these questions. If you’re inquisitive by nature and would like to develop a scientific understanding of the human mind and the drivers behind our behaviour and decision-making processes, then our BPS-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology degree opens up a wide range of opportunities – as well as exciting career choices.
On this fully online psychology degree you’ll study the universal subject areas within the world of psychology, including research methods, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology. Alongside the freedom of online learning, this course gives you the opportunity to shape your future career options by helping you gain broad knowledge of core psychological theories
A bachelor’s degree in psychology is a great foundation for careers in areas such as marketing, social work, journalism, human resource management, education, politics, and countless others. Fully accredited by the British Psychological Society, this course is also a stepping stone to more specialised training for those who want to work in areas such as child psychology or counselling.
On the course you’ll study modules that have been designed to engage you in fascinating topics and will enabling you to develop a variety of unique skills along the way. Your knowledge will be further developed in your final year, where you’ll choose an area of psychology that interests the most and then complete your own research project. By the time you graduate you’ll have the confidence and ability to apply your knowledge of psychology to a range of exciting career paths and further learning opportunities.
Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don’t do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.
You have 3-9 years to complete your online psychology degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We will consider alternative qualifications to evidence the maths component, as this qualification includes research methods which involve statistics.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden’s psychology and social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
With a BPS-accredited psychology degree, your career options truly are wide open. This course sets you up with a range of universal skills that will allow you to apply your knowledge in a huge variety sectors. This means that when you graduate you’ll have the confidence to make life-changing decisions about which professional career path is best for you to take.
With a variety of topics to learn about and a range of different skills to master, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next career move after graduating. While studying, you will:
After successfully completing your BSc psychology degree, you’ll have acquired a range of skills that will be appealing to several 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. With that in mind, a few career options for you could include:
Or if you want to continue your journey towards becoming a registered Practitioner Psychologist it will allow you to apply for MSc accredited courses in Psychology specific disciplines. Keep a look out for future MSc discipline specific courses with us at Arden University.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The society is responsible for the development, promotion, and application of psychology for the public good.
Arden’s BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology (Conversion) courses are accredited by the BPS. This means that students obtaining at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2) will be eligible for the society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership - the prerequisite requirement to go on to further training as a professional psychologist after graduation.
While you’re studying your BPS accredited course with us, we’ll cover the cost of your student membership with the BPS, which gives you access to a large range of useful resources including access to the British Psychological Society Library, the UK’s leading national resource in psychology.