Equipping you to succeed
For direct entry on to the course you need to have 60 credits in psychology. If you are completely new to Psychology, our http://www.derby.ac.uk/online/course/psychology-university-certificate" target="_self" title="Learn more about our University Certificate in Psychology">University Certificate in Psychology (60 Credits) will prepare you for your postgraduate study by offering an introduction to the field of psychology and the fundamental skills that psychologists require. We believe this additional knowledge equips you to succeed in your postgraduate studies.
Interactive and practical learning
You can be assured of a supportive and structured learning experience with academic teams who are specialists not only in their area of psychology, but also in online learning delivery. In addition, our dedicated online learner advisors provide non-academic support throughout the duration of the course.
You’ll have access to a comprehensive online library of psychology resources, student webinars in key areas such as library skills and assessment writing, and other academic and wellbeing related services.
There are plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype. You will also receive one-to-one support from a specialist supervisor when you begin your empirical research project.
As a guide, we recommend you allow around 20 hours of study per week, per module, but this may vary depending on your pace of study.
Is the programme BPS accredited?
We will be resubmitting an application for accreditation for our psychology programmes to the British Psychological Society (BPS) in early 2017. Until we have successfully concluded this process we are unable to state that our programmes are BPS accredited. The BPS expects to make a decision regarding accreditation by 1 April 2017. BPS accreditation remains in place for programmes that commenced prior to September 2016 and for all campus-based psychology programmes.