• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
If you’re interested in psychology and would like to learn more, or find out if it’s the right subject for you, this certificate of Higher Education in Psychology at The Open University UK could be the ideal starting point.

About

You’ll learn about the different ways in which psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and how psychological research addresses real-life issues – including ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health, relationships and much more in the Higher Education in Psychology programme at The Open University UK.

Key features of the course

  • Gain an understanding of different areas of psychology, with the option to include childhood studies and child psychology 
  • Gives you an opportunity to conduct a psychological study of your own 
  • Develops valuable analytical and communication skills
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Career relevance

Psychology students gain an impressive breadth of knowledge and skills that make them highly employable in a wide range of careers, such as:

  • advertising
  • marketing
  • career counselling
  • education
  • the health professions
  • human resources
  • management
  • police and social services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part time – 2 years Full time – 1 year Time limit – 7 years

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introducing the social sciences 
  • Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology 
  • Investigating psychology

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5856 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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