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Psychology (Honours) 

The Open University UK

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36 months
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6192 GBP/year
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As psychology is the study and science of human behaviour, it touches every aspect of our lives. This Psychology (Honours) degree at The Open University UK will explore how psychologists use research evidence to contribute to debates on forensic science, mental health, relationships, child development, employment and much more.

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Overview

You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of different areas of psychology; develop valuable analytical and communication skills; and enhance your ability to work both independently and collaboratively. This will put you in a strong position when it comes to employment opportunities.

Key features of the Psychology (Honours) course at The Open University UK  

  • Build your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of core topics in psychology 
  • Options allow you to focus on child psychology, counselling, forensic psychology, mental health, or sports psychology   
  • Gain valuable analytical and communication skills that will enhance your employability

Skills for career development

As well as the specific knowledge gained from studying an OU degree, you'll develop many transferable and work-related skills that are highly valued by employers. These include skills in:

  • communication 
  • numeracy 
  • effective team-working 
  • independent and critical thinking 
  • IT and data handling 
  • analysing and evaluating diverse sources of information, including qualitative and quantitative data 
  • designing and carrying out research projects, and presenting their findings 
  • problem-solving and reasoning 
  • application of learning to real world problems and situations
  • independent learning. 

Career relevance

The psychology degree is designed to deliver the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and has been accredited by the BPS for over 20 years.  Careers as a professional psychologist in the applied areas of psychology will require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree – for which this degree course provides ideal preparation.

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated titles include:

  • clinical psychologist
  • counselling psychologist
  • educational psychologist
  • forensic psychologist
  • health psychologist
  • occupational psychologist
  • sports and exercise psychologist.

Accreditation

Accredited by The British Psychological Society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport and exercise psychology in action
  • Psychology of childhood and youth 
  • Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary 
  • Exploring mental health and counselling 
  • Investigating psychology
  • Counselling: exploring fear and sadness

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General 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

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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