University of Derby

Psychology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    4590 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4590 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
Our BSc Psychology (Hons) degree at University of Derby is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been successfully running online for more than eight years. It is one of our most popular and established online degrees. Completing an accredited degree is an essential first step to becoming a qualified psychologist. 


Limited places available, due to popularity of our BPS Accredited Psychology programmes, we recommend applying early to avoid disappointment

Follow your own interests

During the final stage of this online BSc Psychology (Hons) degree at University of Derby, in addition to the compulsory core areas of Psychology you can also choose from a range of optional modules, allowing you to follow your own interests. These may be in areas such as Addictive Behaviours, Applied Psychology and Ergonomics or Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD.

With a choice of start dates – September, January or May – and interactive online learning materials, you have the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.

Learning online provides plenty of opportunities to interact with our expert online tutors and your fellow students.

Career info

If you want to become a professional psychologist, you will need to undertake further postgraduate training (for further information refer to the BPS website) and after completing this BSc, you’ll be able to do just that. You can choose to train in areas such as clinical psychology, occupational, forensic or educational psychology. If you are interested in health psychology you can continue to study our MSc Health Psychology with us online.

If you’re more interested in psychology as a subject and are not pursuing a career as a psychologist, then this course is still valuable. It allows you to develop skills for a variety of careers, such as working in educational or health settings, and in management or administration.


The BSc Psychology (Hons) degree at University of Derby is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      3-6 years of part time study.

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure


Stage 1
  • Introduction to Biological Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Psychology: Traditions and Skills
  • Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology
Stage 2
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Brain Behaviour and Human Development
  • Cognitive Processes and the Social World
  • Option A: Anomalistic Psychology and Parapsychology
  • Option A: Eating Behaviours
  • Option A: Gendered Lives
  • Option A: The Psychology of Health
  • Psychology in Practice (core module for GBC only)
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Individual Differences
  • The Individual in Psychology: Qualitative Understandings
For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Pass

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Pass on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You require:

  • A levels (104 UCAS points - excluding General Studies) or equivalent qualifications, such as a BTEC National Diploma, Scottish Highers etc
  • GCSE Maths (minimum grade C)
  • GCSE English Language (minimum grade C)
We also accept Access qualifications (with a grade of 22 merits or a distinction).

For more information, please visit programme website.

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13770 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13770 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) scheme is for undergraduate, postgraduate and online distance learning students, living in England, to help cover the extra study costs incurred as a result of a disability including long-term or mental health conditions or specific learning disabilities.

For more information, please visit programme website.

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.