BSc in Psychology
University of London
London, United Kingdom
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
GBP 10,177 *
04 Mar 2024
Earliest start date
* for Band A countries and £10177 for Band B countries £19014
This programme will provide you with a contemporary approach to the study of the human mind. You will gain a thorough understanding of human behaviour and learn to apply psychological science to a variety of contemporary and social challenges.
There is an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistical analysis with content enriched by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.
How you study
You can study this online programme from anywhere in the world. The flexible approach to learning enables you to fit your studies around your commitments whilst providing the academic rigour and structure of an on-campus programme.
Modules are offered over two 22-week sessions each academic year. You choose which sessions to enter and how many modules to take in each session (subject to module availability).
Assessment deadlines are outlined clearly in advance of the session. You can study up to four modules (or two modules and the Research project) at any one time. You will also receive a variety of highly engaging learning materials and activities.
Your learning experience will be enhanced with an accessible and attractive learning platform; opportunities for self-assessment so you can understand your own progress; enhanced student support.
The programme is delivered online and there is no requirement to come to the UK as part of your studies. Our flexible online programme allows you to work around your own schedule and leads to a globally-recognised qualification.
When you register, we will give you access to the Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources including:
- The Student Guide provides information that is common to all students and gives useful information about your relationship with the University of London through to graduation.
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) offers online learning support, access to the student café and discussion areas, sample past examination questions and other study materials.
- The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings etc. In addition, students can request items that are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library. All registered students have free access to the University of London’s Online Library.
- Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.
Tutor support for independent learners
Independent learners (students not receiving local teaching support from an approved teaching centre) receive online tutor support and feedback while studying this programme. Tutors introduce the modules, respond to queries, monitor discussions and provide guidance on assessments.
All essential resources, activities, videos, discussions and support are provided through the VLE. This allows you to fit your studies around your work commitments. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.
The flexible approach to learning allows students to complete the BSc Psychology in a minimum of three years (subject to module availability) to a maximum of six years.
You can study at your own pace, either part-time or full-time, adjusting the intensity of learning to suit your needs.
Each module includes a mix of assessments. During your study period you will undertake formative assessments, which help you to measure your progress but do not count towards your grade, and summative assessments. Summative assessments do count towards the final grade.
Each module, excluding Research skills 1 and 2,Mental health around the world and the Research project modules, is summatively assessed by an element of coursework and either an examination or a further element of coursework. The overall module mark is calculated by weighting the marks achieved for the two elements of assessment in a ratio of 30:70. Written examinations are held twice a year.
Research skills 1 is summatively assessed by two equally weighted elements of coursework. Research skills 2 is summatively assessed by a combination of three elements: one examination and two elements of coursework. The module mark is calculated by weighting the marks achieved for the first and second coursework elements and the examination in a ratio of 30:50:20.
Mental health around the world is summatively assessed by one element of coursework worth 100% of the overall module mark.
The research project aspect runs across two modules: Research project preparation and Research project. Research project preparation is assessed through the completion and submission of a project plan to a satisfactory level which is marked on a Pass/Fail basis. Passing this module allows for progression to the Research project which is assessed by an 8,000-word report of original research.
A Psychology degree provides graduates with a broad skill set including data analysis, problem-solving, scientific and statistical literacy and effective communication.
Psychology graduates are notably flexible in the workplace and go on to succeed in a variety of professions, including entering the public or private sector or applying their knowledge to a range of sectors such as education, healthcare, social care, criminal and legal services. Your degree could lead to a career in areas such as forensic psychology, health psychology, youth services, counselling or human resource management.
The BSc Psychology consists of:
- Eight 15-credit compulsory modules at FHEQ Level 4
- Eight 15-credit compulsory modules at FHEQ Level 5
- Six 15-credit compulsory modules at FHEQ Level 6
- One 30-credit Research Project*
* Please note the research project relates to 45 credits overall split into 2 elements:
- One 15 credit Research project preparation module
- One 30 credit Research project
As you progress through your BSc studies, you may apply for an intermediate qualification or qualifications: Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) and/or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Psychology.
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