How many hours per week would I be expected to study for an online degree?

Each 20 credit module is studied over a 10 week period (one trimester). We recommend that for each 20 credit module you allow 20 hours of study per week, or 200 hours in total across the trimester.

If you choose to study two modules per trimester then 40 hours of study per week is recommended.

Will my certificate state that I studied online?

Your award will be from The University of Derby and will state the name of the course that you studied – e.g. BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies. There is no reference to the mode of study on your certificate.

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Psychology: Traditions and Skills

This module aims to develop your academic understanding of the discipline of psychology from a historical perspective in order to instil an appreciation of the development of psychological traditions that underpin modern psychology training and practice. It will provide you with a structured opportunity to develop the range of skills you need to successfully engage in your programme of study.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of psychology as a discipline