Course code: UC8AH Level: 4
An introduction to psychology - the study of the human mind and behaviour
If you always wondered what psychology was all about, or if you think psychological concepts and skills would be useful in your work or as a means of understanding your own motivations and behaviours, this University Certificate in Psychology online course is for you. You can tailor your module choice depending on your area of interest, career focus or personal preferences, choosing from cognitive, developmental, social, biological psychology, psychology traditions and skills. We’ll also introduce you to research methods in psychology, a crucial skill you’ll need to develop and advance psychological thought.
We are currently working with the British Psychological Society (BPS) on the accreditation for our psychology programmes. Until we have successfully concluded this process with the BPS we are unable to state that our programmes are BPS accredited. We are in discussions with the BPS and will update the position as soon as we are able. BPS accreditation remains in place for programmes that commenced prior to September 2016 and for all campus-based psychology programmes.
Once you’ve achieved your University Certificate in Psychology you can choose to progress to our BSc (Hons) Psychology, where the credits you have gained will count towards your first year of study. Alternatively if you already have an undergraduate degree in any subject you can continue with our Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Psychology.
In addition to introducing you to some of the core areas of psychology, studying this online Psychology University Certificate course will allow you to gain the basic concepts and skills you need to successfully continue your psychology studies online. Throughout the course you'll be part of a global online community, learning and networking with each other through discussion forums, blogs and live online chats which are all supported by our specialist online tutors.
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What does online learning look like?
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