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Psychology

University of Essex Online

16 months
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On this 100% online and part-time CertHE Psychology you will gain an understanding of how people think and what makes them tick. 

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Overview

No prior qualifications or work experience? Not an issue, because our online CertHE courses have an open entry route. On this short course, you will study the science behind the mind, brain, and behaviour. You will learn about the different fields within psychology and how their learnings can be applied to real-life situations, which can help you understand the thoughts and actions of people and groups. 

This online CertHE Psychology can be completed in as little as 16 months – and it’s easy to progress onto the full BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology. 

CertHE Psychology teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

CertHE Psychology assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead, you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system that allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

  • assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
  • rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

CertHE Psychology career prospects

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to progress on to study our BPS accredited online BSc (Hons) Psychology. Studying a BPS accredited psychology degree is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist in the UK.

Your psychology knowledge will be useful for careers in a wide range of industries including business, counselling, civil service, healthcare, and teaching.

Programme Structure

You can study the following modules on the CertHE Psychology: 

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology*
  • Introduction to Social Psychology*
  • Personality and Intelligence*
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology*
  • The Psychology of Attitudes*
  • Mental Health, Stress and Wellbeing*
  • Introduction to Research Methods*

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer an open entry route onto our CertHE Psychology. This means you don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us. However, you will need to meet our English language requirements.

English language requirement

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6167 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6167 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.

This fee excludes any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where applicable, the University is required to add the sales tax.

Funding

Our CertHE Psychology tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits. 

  • Designated for undergraduate student loans in England.
  • Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
  • Full payment discount if you pay fee upfront.
  • A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.**

Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.

** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.

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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