• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Have you ever wondered how the human mind works? Or how you can use your passion for psychology to develop a successful career path?  The BSc Psychology (Hons) (BPS) from Arden University Online will challenge your notions about human Psychology and set you on the path to becoming a competent professional. 
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The BSc (Hons) Psychology offered by Arden University Online is the first step towards a career in the rewarding field of psychology. This bachelor’s degree has been designed to thoroughly deliver essential knowledge on psychological theory and first glimpses into ways of practicing psychology in professional settings.

The programme helps meet the growing need for professionals in the mental healthcare professions and connected occupations. It does so by delivering an essential set of knowledge and courses designed to integrate future psychologists into the workforce faster and more effectively. 

Why study this Bachelor’s programme

  • Learn about the most important schools of thought when it comes to understanding human behaviour and how the mind works.
  • Because this is an honour’s degree you will benefit from a final Research Project which allows you to conduct your own study, and apply your studies directly to your workplace if you wish.
  • Benefit from a flexible online study environment. 
  • Taught by experienced professionals in the field.
  • Get a well rounded psychology education from a recognised UK university.

Programme accreditation and careers

This psychology honour’s degree is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and will prepare graduates to continue successful career paths in a variety of industries from HR to clinical research. Successful graduates will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS - the basic requirement to train as a professional psychologist.

With further specialized training, psychology graduates go on to careers as psychotherapists, psychology counsellor, occupational psychologist, school counsellor, human resource officer, play therapist, forensic psychologist, organizational psychologist (I-O), and more.

What you will learn during this programme

  • Gain insight into main psychological research methods.
  • Delve deep into developmental psychology and learn about the main topics and challenges of each main stage of mental and physical development.
  • Learn about the biological factors that play a role in human psychology, with a special emphasis on processes in the brain.
  • Understand the main principles and practices related to cognitive psychology.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates: 

The current intake is open. We are continuing to deliver an undisrupted learning experience across all our courses. We are Distance Learning specialists with more than 25 years’ experience delivering education online.


Arden’s undergraduate psychology programme is proudly accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This online psychology degree course gives students eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS, which is critical for pursuing a recognised psychology career. While studying with Arden, student membership with the BPS costs are covered.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      3-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Level 4

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Research Methods II
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Level 5

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Level 6

  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness

Assessment Methods

At Arden, assessments are designed to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of methods, which could include:

  • Case studies
  • Empirical research report
  • Essay 
  • Literature review
  • Self reflective writing
  • Presentation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • A high school diploma or equivalent qualifications in two subjects at GCE A level plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level. 
  • If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above.

If you have work experience:

If you have GCSE Maths grade C or above, we will gladly consider an application based on your 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

    4716 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4716 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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