Study Patterns: Psychology University Certificate (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our University Certificate in Psychology (online) programme.

These study patterns highlight the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

The University Certificate in Psychology (UCP) programme consists of 8 optional modules and 2 awarding pathways. To achieve the award University Certificate in Psychology (UCP), you will need to successfully complete 3 modules (60 credits) from any options available. To achieve the award of the University Certificate in Sport and Exercise Psychology you will also need to complete 3 modules (60 credits), but these must be the options outlined below:

Please Note: If you plan to move to the BSc (Hons) Psychology you would only be able to carry forward credits from 6 of the UCP modules. The modules that you can carry forward are: Introduction to Biological Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Social Psychology, Psychology: Traditions and Skills and Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

UCP Module Schedule

Schedule of ModulesAutumnSpringSummer
Level 4 Psychology: Traditions and Skills
(4PS531)
20 credits
Introduction to Developmental
Psychology
(4PS529)
20 credits
Introduction to Social Psychology
(4PS530)
20 credits
Level 4 Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology
(4PS532)
20 credits
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
(4PS528)
20 credits
Introduction to Biological Psychology
(4PS527)
20 credits
Level 4 Introduction to Sport Psychology
(4PS524)
20 credits
Introduction to Exercise Psychology
(4PS525)
20 credits
Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology
(4PS532)
20 credits

UCP - standard (1 year) with Autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Module 1
20 credits
Module 2
20 credits 
Module 3
20 credits 

UCP - accelerated (6 months) with Autumn (September) start - two alternate study patterns

Study Pattern - Option 1AutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Module 1
20 credits

Module 2
20 credits

 
Module 3
20 credits 
 

 

Study Pattern - Option 2AutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Module 1
20 credits

 

Module 2
20 credits

Module 3
20 credits