The CertHE Psychology course offered by University of Essex Online introduces the scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience. You’ll also be presented with different perspectives, promoting an appreciation of the real-life applications of psychology.
Emphasis will also be placed on the role of empirical evidence in the development and critique of psychological theory, and how this influences the future of research in the discipline.
After this CertHE Psychology course, you’ll have an appreciation of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology including its historical origins, progression and limitations. You’ll also develop an awareness of the variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance.
Finally, CertHE students will also be able to recognise a range of influences on psychological functioning and how these are conceptualised across three core discipline areas (social psychology, cognitive psychology, and personality and intelligence).
Careers related to this programme are extremely wide-ranging; graduates may wish to work in a number of areas including 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).
A psychology certificate will equip you with a wide range of subject-specific and 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.
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