BSc (Hons) Psychology

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

bsc-hons-psychology

Next enrollment cycle

November 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 6,429

Course Accredited By

BPS

  • 4 Years
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
For the curious and courageous, this online BSc (Hons) Psychology challenges your thinking and explores the way in which our minds function. It is one of the few 100% online programmes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • On this degree you’ll learn about the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology as well as delving into several specialised areas. You also have optional modules to pick from, so you can tailor your own path and give yourself an insight into an area which you may want to pursue in the future.

Throughout this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics including:

  • The major developmental milestones from a variety of theoretical perspectives why people differ from one another
  • The principles of psycho and pharmacotherapeutic in the treatment of mental health
  • Theories and methods in the field of social psychology
  • The role of memory as the mediator of cognitive processes
  • Finally, you’ll be able to build on your research skills acquired during the programme through your final project on a psychology topic that is of personal interest to you.
  • The course includes content relevant to meet the BPS’s requirements of the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership Curriculum (GBC). This is an important step towards becoming a Chartered Member of the Society. If you hope to continue to study psychology after your degree, it is recommended that you choose an accredited course so that you can leave your options open for your future career.
  • Graduate membership is an essential starting point for your career as a qualified psychologist and is a prerequisite for many BPS accredited postgraduate and doctoral programmes. Without eligibility for the GBC you will not be able to complete society-accredited postgraduate and professional study.

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2021
  • September 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 the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • three A-levels or equivalent

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • three years’ relevant work experience

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 BSc (Hons) Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 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 Well-being (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (30 credits)

Level 5 modules:

  • Biological Psychology (15 credits)
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)
  • Individual Differences, Emotions and Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Reasoning and Decision-Making (15 credits)
  • Quantitative Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychological Development through the Lifespan (15 credits)

One optional module:

  • Forensic Psychology (15 credits)
  • Health Psychology (15 credits)
  • Educational Psychology (15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits)

Level 6 modules:

  • Critical Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Developmental Science (15 credits)*
  • Occupational Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise (15 credits)
  • Investigative Psychology (15 credits)
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychology (15 credits)
  • Final Psychology Project (30 credits)

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

Full tuition fee: £18,500 (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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