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Apply deadline: 9th September 2016

UK/EU: £2,295
INT: £2,295
Course length
6 to 12 months
Start dates
September, February and May
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Webinar - Developing a career in psychology
07 September

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.

Once you’ve achieved your University Certificate in Psychology you can choose to progress to our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited 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 BPS accredited Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Psychology.

If you're a new student starting any of our Psychology courses in this academic year (2015/2016) you’ll be eligible to receive free student membership of the BPS.

 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.

psychology university certificate online course

Find out why Ruth chose to study this course online at Derby.

Free student membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Did you know we’ve been delivering psychology degrees online for 10 years? To celebrate, we’ve introduced free student membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). All students studying on one of our core Psychology* programmes will receive full BPS student membership for the duration of their studies.

Find out more about free student membership of the BPS >

What does online learning look like?

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below are some images from one of the modules of this course. There are four screen shots for you to scroll through which show you what the learning environment and material looks like, with a brief explanation underneath.

Click on the image below to view examples.

For a more indepth experience, try our free course taster.

The evolution of man.
Ship or bridge visual illusion.
Skinner box, a cage to perform behavioural experiments with animals.
In each course Module, there will be a series of activities that you be asked to complete.