• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Psychology (Hons) BSc degree at University of Derby has been successfully running online for more than eight years. It is one of the most popular and established online degrees. Completing an accredited degree is an essential first step to becoming a qualified psychologist. But even if that isn’t your career goal, this is still a fascinating subject to study.

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Follow your own interests

During the final stage of this online Psychology (Hons) BSc  degree from 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.

As an online student hoping to gain eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS you must attend a one week residential held at the University of Derby’s Kedleston Road campus. The residential week provides you with the opportunity to experience different aspects of psychology such as experimental design, running hands-on practical experiments, group data collection and statistics.

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.

Accreditation

The Psychology (Hons) BSc 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
    • Duration description
      3-6 years of part time study.
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • 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
  • 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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

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).

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

    5280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15840 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15840 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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