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Psychology for Graduates (by Distance Learning) - Uni Cert

Why study this course?

The University Certificate in Psychology for Graduates (by Distance Learning) course is a 60-credit introductory course for graduates with insufficient, inappropriate or no prior study of psychology at degree level.

Satisfactory completion of the course allows entry onto the MSc in Applied Psychology course which, subject to accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS), confers graduate membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.

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The University Certificate in Psychology for Graduates (by Distance Learning) course is a 60-credit introductory course for graduates with insufficient, inappropriate or no prior study of psychology at degree level.

Satisfactory completion of the course allows entry onto the MSc in Applied Psychology or PGDip in Applied Psychology course which, subject to accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS), confers graduate membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.

GBC is a pre-requisite for entry onto postgraduate training in applied areas of professional psychology such as counselling, clinical, educational, forensic, health, occupational and sports psychology.

Assessment

All assessment takes place online. The assessment for Introduction to Psychological Research Methods consists of two practical reports relating to research studies in which the students participate. For all other modules, the assessment consists of a mid-term short-answer exam and end-of-term multiple-choice test.

Successful applicants will normally have:

  • A degree with at least lower second class honours (or overseas equivalent);
  • Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

UK students are also expected to have Grade C or above in GCSE English, and international students are expected to meet the University’s English language qualification entry requirements.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

Students who wish to do this course at a faster pace can start in February or April. Students who wish to do this course at a slower pace are advised to start in September

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Individual Differences
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

The course has six modules, as listed above. The content is delivered online through the presentation of PowerPoint slides and accompanying audio commentary from the lecturer which has been designed especially for this pathway. All assessment takes place online (please see the 'Assessment' section).

This course is ideal for students who are not able to attend the university due to work or other commitments, but wish to gain sufficient grounding in psychology before progressing to an accredited conversion course to gain the GBC qualification.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Please note that this course has a part-time distance learning only mode in September, and a full-time distance learning only mode in January and April.

Please note, fees and course details may be subject to change.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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