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Developed by one of the world’s top-ranked universities, Monash, this Introduction to Psychology course at FutureLearn has been created to provide a broad overview of the science of psychology, from developmental and biological psychology, through to sensation perception and the psychology of learning.
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The principles of psychology can be applied across a range of industries, such as teaching, counselling, marketing and human resources. Once you’ve understood them, they’ll be invaluable in helping you excel in your chosen field.

You’ll find out about the history of psychology, covering its split from philosophy, examining the contributions of key figures, and exploring how it became the fascinating discipline it is today.

You’ll master the fundamental principles of the scientific method, which you can then apply across your professional and academic work.

Key skills you will learn during the Introduction to Psychology course at FutureLearn  

  • Classical conditioning
  • Operant conditioning
  • Principles of perception
  • Introduction to genetics
  • Heredity and genetic disorders
  • Lifespan theories
  • Defining and assessing personality
  • Trait theories and biological influences
  • Freudian theories
  • The origins of psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Clinical psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description

      Approx 12 weeks6 hrs per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Sensation and Perception
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • The Psychology of Personality
  • The History and Science of Psychology
  • The Psychology of Learning

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This introductory course is intended for anyone with a keen interest in psychology - no experience is required.
  • It will be particularly useful if you’ve achieved a Bachelor’s degree in a different discipline and would like to broaden your science and research skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39 USD per module and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    39 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39 USD per module and a duration of 3 months.
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