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Psychology (Online)

University of Derby

6 months
2715 GBP/full
2715 GBP/full
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If you’ve always been interested in psychology, or if you think psychological concepts and skills would be useful in your work or as a means of understanding your own motivations and behaviours, this online Psychology (Online) University Certificate course at University of Derby is for you.

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You will be introduced to the fundamental theoretical issues in psychology and can tailor your module choice to your area of interest, career focus or personal preferences, choosing from: cognitive, developmental, sport, exercise, social or biological psychology and also psychology traditions and skills and more. 

This online Psychology (Online) University Certificate course at University of Derby will introduce you to research methods in psychology, helping you to develop, and gain an overview of the skills you’ll need to progress in a psychology career including, research study design, data collection methods, online research methods and an awareness of ethical issues.

 Research skills are also transferable and you may find them useful in your current work setting or for any other future education.

Career Info

Studying this course provides you with your first step into a career within psychology and a gateway to our BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology. This course also provides you with 60 credits in psychology which can help you gain entry to our BPS accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology course.

It is also a useful short course for those wishing to investigate, or take the first steps, towards a career in Psychology without committing to an extensive period of study.

Studying a psychology course can also equip you with a breadth of knowledge and range of transferable skills that enables you to progress into a wide range of courses such as: human resources; management; police and emergency services; social services; education; counselling; health and social care as well as careers in business and other similar professions. Students have also previously taken our University Certificate in Psychology as continuing professional developmental when working in Educational and Healthcare settings.

Programme Structure


  • Psychology: Traditions and Skills
  • Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You may wish to complete this programme as professional development or because you are interested in psychology. However, by completing this course, you have the choice to progress to our BSc (Hons) Psychology (Online) or our Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Online) programmes. The entry criteria varies depending on your preferred career path.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2715 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2715 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2715 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2715 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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