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Do you have an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge? Are you fascinated with how people think and what makes them tick? The Psychology programme at the University of Essex Online could be the stepping stone you need to experience a whole new world.
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Overview

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 different perspectives to enable you to promote an appreciation of real-life applications of psychology.

Throughout the Psychology programme at the University of Essex Online, 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

Your future

Through our online psychology course you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills including the application of critical-thinking to source material, an understanding of the role of evidence, communication skills and the ability to successfully reflect on learning and recognise how this may influence future career development and planning.

The career options related to this programme are extremely wide-ranging, roles that you could look into include: counselling, civil service (e.g. roles as a youth worker or in crime prevention), marketing, research, healthcare (e.g. nursing or support worker roles), security (e.g. security analysts or behavioural scientists), education (e.g. teaching assistant roles or behavioural support) and business (e.g. human resources or training).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Teaching methods and style

  • Essex Online is a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment to deliver teaching, resources and assessments. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and listen to and view live lectures and seminars.
  • You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have opportunities to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, University of Essex Online caps the class sizes at 20 students. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us. 
  • You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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