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Investigating Psychology 1, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Investigating Psychology 1 programme offered by The Open University UK provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the study of psychology.

About

By taking the Investigating Psychology 1 programme offered by The Open University UK, you will explore the different ways in which psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and find out how psychological research addresses real-life issues with an opportunity to conduct a psychological study of your own. 

You will be provided with two textbooks and access to a comprehensive website containing an online study guide, audio-visual material and interactive activities which are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills.

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. 

We offer group tutorials or day schools that you are encouraged, but not obliged, to attend. Where tutorials are held will depend on the distribution of students taking the module. We also offer online tutorials that you are encouraged to participate in. 

The module is built around two textbooks, Investigating Psychology and Investigating Methods, and a website containing activities and audio-visual material that will form part of your core study time. There is also a booklet, Investigating Intelligence, which you will engage with in the first four weeks of the module. Throughout the module, you will be provided with an online study guide.

The online material will extend your understanding of the topics and issues discussed in the books in a number of different ways:

  • the audio-visual material picks up on specific questions addressed in each chapter
  • the interactive exercises will develop your understanding of the research methods used in psychology and will help you consolidate your understanding of key psychological concepts
  • the online activities will help you develop the skills needed for your own learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

You will learn about:

  • some of the topics that psychologists investigate
  • how the research process develops from asking questions, through collecting evidence to evaluating the findings.

You will develop skills in:

  • accessing and interpreting information
  • constructing arguments
  • presenting and communicating information
  • managing your time effectively.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

This is an OU level 1 module. OU level 1 modules provide core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning, to help you progress to OU level 2 study. Although you may study this module on its own, we recommend that you start your studies with Introducing the social sciences.

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