Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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Total Course Fee

USD 5,361

Course Accredited By

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  • 8 Months
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Certificate
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Gain a grounding in the essentials of psychology with this short course, delivered online to fit around your existing commitments, and take the first step towards a new career in a field related to psychology.
  • Employability is at the heart of this course, and throughout your studies you will develop a range of skills in research, time management, communication and critical analysis, while growing your knowledge about the key principles, theories and methods within the discipline.

The topics you will cover include:

  • The history and philosophy of psychological inquiry
  • Critical milestones in human development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and late adulthood
  • The main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis
  • The application of critical ideas to contemporary psychological and socio-political issues drawn from discursive, feminist and racially/culturally aware approaches
  • If you find the course beneficial, you can choose to continue your studies after you complete the course by progressing onto our PG Dip or full Masters in psychology.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021
  • July 2022
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Social services, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Policing, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the academic team.

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 6.5. 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 PG Cert Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Psychological Enquiry (10 credits)
  • Human Development over the Lifespan (20 credits)
  • Psychological Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Critical Social Psychology (20 credits)

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

2021-22 Full course fee** £3,857 

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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