Psychology, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
6213 GBP/year
6083 GBP/year
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This Psychology PG Dip course from University of Essex Online will allow you to expand your knowledge across key areas within psychology and help you gain skills beneficial in a wide range of related careers. Convert your fascination with the human mind into a professional career with this 100% online short psychology qualification.

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Throughout this Psychology PG Dip course from University of Essex Online you will gain an insight into the theory and practices of psychology while developing essential research and evaluation skills that are indispensable within the field. By studying online you can continue in your current career while nurturing your interest in topics such as:

  • the history and philosophy of psychological inquiry
  • critical milestones in human development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and late adulthood
  • fundamental research principles in psychobiology and neuropsychology
  • the main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis

Career opportunities:

The PG Dip Psychology is useful in a wide array of fields, including counselling, marketing, the civil service, healthcare and the legal system – as well as for academia, research and training.

You could also pursue further education in psychology in order to enter one of the many career paths within this field. These include investigative and forensic psychology; neuroscience; healthcare; child development and education; sports; exercise; occupational psychology; or clinical roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Principles of Psychological Enquiry 
  • Human Development over the Lifespan 
  • Research Methods
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Psychobiology and Neuroscience
  • Psychology Skills and Employability

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake.


120 alternative credits



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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Dip Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Dip Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Social services, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Policing, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the academic team.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6213 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8285 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    6083 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8111 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


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