Introduction to Psychology, Certificate | Part time online | FutureLearn | United Kingdom
3 months
39 USD/module
39 USD/module
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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

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

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

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    39 USD/module
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    39 USD/module
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