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Term starts 29th January
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We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.
This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
Course code: UC8AG Level: 6
Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree 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. But even if that isn’t your career goal, this is still a fascinating subject to study.
Follow your own interests
During the final stage of this online course, 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.
Free student membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
To show our commitment to our students, we are always looking for new ways to facilitate your growth as psychologists. Enrol onto this course and receive full BPS student membership for the duration of your studies.
Accredited and non-accredited routes
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 Chartership (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.
If you are unable to attend the residential week, or you don’t need GBC you can take an alternative module instead and graduate with a non-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies.
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What does online learning look like?
If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below are some images from one of the modules of this course. There are four screen shots for you to scroll through which show you what the learning environment and material looks like, with a brief explanation underneath.
Click on the image below to view examples.
For a more indepth experience, try our free course taster.