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BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS)

Psychology is a fascinating science. Why do people behave in the way they do? How do our minds work?

If you have an inquisitive mind and want to develop a scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and the complex way they work together - then this distance learning Psychology degree is for you. The key knowledge areas within Psychology will all be covered: research methods, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, individual differences, developmental psychology and social psychology. You will also gain knowledge of the history of psychological theory.

This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that successful graduates will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS - the basic requirement to train as a professional psychologist. 

You’ll start the degree with a thorough introduction to all the core topics within Psychology. Following this you will focus on understanding research methods, and developing statistical skills which will teach you how to design your own research projects to test and better understand established theory. You’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module – so you’ll develop a great range of skills as well as general ‘knowledge of psychology’. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods. The final piece of the puzzle is to apply these to a range of topics.

Course Content (Modules)

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Research Methods II
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Research Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness

Entry Requirements

This distance learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS)

Distance Learning, Level 4, Level 4, Level 5, Level 5, Level 5, Level 6, Level 6, Level 6

Published on 2 Jun 2020