• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

You’ll learn about the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology as well as looking at several specialised areas. Developed and led by Chartered Psychologists, this recognised qualification prepares students for a wide range of careers and opportunities.

The Psychology (Hons) programme at the University of Essex Online also has optional modules to pick from, so you can really tailor your own path and give yourself a taster of the roles which you may want to pursue in the future.

You will also benefit from undertaking a research project under supervision from a member of the teaching faculty…. have the chance to focus on a more specialised psychology topic of choice within your field.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • the major developmental milestones from a variety of theoretical perspectives why people differ from one another
  • the principles of psycho and pharmacotherapeutic in the treatment of mental health
  • theories and methods in the field of social psychology
  • the role of memory as the mediator of cognitive processes

Finally, you’ll be able to build on your research skills acquired during the programme through your final project on a psychology topic that is of personal interest to you.

Your future

Through the Psychology course you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills including the application of critical-thinking to source material, an understanding of the role of evidence, communication skills and the ability to successfully reflect on learning and recognise how this may influence future career development and planning.

The career options related to this programme are extremely wide-ranging, roles that you could look into include: counselling, civil service (e.g. roles as a youth worker or in crime prevention), marketing, research, healthcare (e.g. nursing or support worker roles), security (e.g. security analysts or behavioural scientists), education (e.g. teaching assistant roles or behavioural support) and business (e.g. human resources or training).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Teaching methods and style

  • Essex Online is a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment to deliver teaching, resources and assessments. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and listen to and view live lectures and seminars.
  • You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have opportunities to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, University of Essex Online caps the class sizes at 20 students. 

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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General Requirements

  • Three A-levels or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

  • Relevant work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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