UK/EU: £2,295
INT: £2,295
Course length
6 to 12 months
Start dates
September, January and May
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University Open Day
16 May

Course code: UC8AH    Level: 4

We are currently revalidating our University Certificate in Psychology (UCP) programme for September 2017. The revalidation of this course involves some changes to the structure of the programme as well as introducing new modules starting in September 2017.

Revalidation means we are checking the quality of the programme against the latest subject benchmarks and standards, which ensures you are receiving the best learning experience possible. If you would like to receive further information about the revised programme, please contact the Academic Lead for University Certificate in Psychology, Dr Sophie Williams (s.williams3@derby.ac.uk).

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.

A stepping stone to a BSc or MSc

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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Video Transcript

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.

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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.