Certificate in Psychology

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

November 2021

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Total Course Fee

USD 8,572

Course Accredited By

BPS

  • 16 Months
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Do you have an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge? Are you fascinated with how people think and what makes them tick? Our short online Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology course could be the stepping stone you need to experience a whole new world.
  • You’ll start of by learning skills that will that will ensure you are academically ready to engage in online learning on advanced level in our Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology. You then go on to learn about key subjects within the field of psychology, for example the ways in which people, as individuals or in groups, influence on another, human memory and cognition and much more.
  • Get to grips with the science behind the mind, brain, behaviour and experience. You’ll learn about the different fields within psychology, as well as how psychology can be applied to real-life settings and can help us to understand the thoughts and actions of individual people and their social groups.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • The history of individual differences and the ethical issues and controversies it raises
  • The ethical and cultural approaches to mental health, stress and wellbeing
  • How psychology can be used to analyse how attitudes are formed and changed
  • Theories and methods in the field of social psychology;
  • An introduction to the study of human memory and cognition

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2021
  • September 2022
  • We believe that education should be accessible for everyone. That’s why we offer an open entry route – meaning you don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The CertHE Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Personality and Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)
  • The Psychology of Attitudes (15 credits)
  • Mental Health, Stress and Wellbeing (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Upon completion of your CertHE Psychology, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Bachelors degree (360 credits).

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Full tuition fee: £6,167 (2020-21 and 2021-22)
Monthly tuition fee: £385 

Full payment discount

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting their course in the 2021-22 academic year.

Alumni discount

  • If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level.
  • This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.
  • The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship.

Scholarships

  • International scholarship (all courses)
  • International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

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