BSc in Psychology (Honours)

The Open University

Program Description

BSc in Psychology (Honours)

The Open University

BSc in Psychology (Honours)

The frequent query ‘What do you have in mind?’ quite literally captures much of what psychology – the science of mental life and behaviour – is all about. This fascinating degree investigates why we do the things we do; how we interact with others; how psychologists use research evidence to explore and debate issues such as ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health, and relationships; and much more.

Key features of the course

  • Build your knowledge and understanding of different aspects of psychology
  • Gain valuable analytical and communication skills
  • Develop your ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Enhance your employability and take the first steps towards professional accreditation as a psychologist

Educational aims

The degree aims to provide students with:

  • an understanding of key concepts, theories, methods and debates in psychology
  • an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • practical experience of designing, carrying out, analysing and reporting psychological research using a range of research methods
  • an understanding of the application of psychology to social, educational, practical and professional issues
  • a range of generic skills as detailed in the Benchmark document for Psychology
  • a degree which fulfils the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society* and which provides the basis for further postgraduate study in psychology. [*provided students commencing their OU degree study from 1 September 2006 onwards achieve at least the equivalent of a 2:2 classification]
  • support and guidance to improve their own learning and performance and develop as independent learners.

Fees

We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are:

  • Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront.
  • If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632.
  • Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study.
  • The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees.

NB: Prices are subject to change.

How long does it take?

<li>Part time – 6-8 years</li> <li>Full time – 3 years</li> <li>Time limit – 16 years</li>

Career relevance

Our 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 – 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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.

Read more about this programme on the Open University website here

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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