BSc (Hons) Psychology

Recruiter
University of Essex Online
Location
United Kingdom (GB)
Salary
Online Course
Posted
08 Oct 2020
Closes
07 Nov 2020
Function
Voluntary
Contract Type
Contract

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Course overview

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree gives you a 100% online and part-time way to discover the fascinating world of psychology. Developed and led by Chartered Psychologists, this recognised qualification prepares students for a wide range of careers and opportunities.

Modules are diverse, covering topics such as forensic and investigative psychology, educational psychology, the psychology of sport and exercise, and critical social psychology. Students also have the opportunity to write a 30-credit final project on a psychology topic of interest.

BSc (Hons) Psychology students will possess detailed knowledge of several specialised areas and applications of psychology, have an understanding of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of the discipline and will recognise the variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance.

Graduates looking to improve their career will also develop a number of transferable skills including critical thinking, communication, evidence-based reasoning, investigative abilities, data analysis and many more.

Duration study load

  • 48 months – Part-time

Entry requirements

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Work Experience Entry Route

To apply for the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree via our Work Experience Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Three years’ relevant work experience; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Course features

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated student adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • Showing your marks clearly in your grade book, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • The rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your grade book is always up to date
  • Assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for the end of year exams
  • Ensuring you have regular contact with your student adviser
  • The simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your BSc (Hons) Psychology, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester campus.

Delivery

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

Subjects

The BSc Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 Modules

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (15 credits)

Level 5 Modules

  • Biological Psychology (15 credits)
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)

Level 6 Modules

  • Critical Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Developmental Science (15 credits)

And more!

Job outcomes

  • Youth Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Security Analyst
  • Behavioural Scientist
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Behavioural Support

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About University of Essex Online

Online learning is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to enhance your career. Our quality-assured distance learning courses allow you to work towards your qualification in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus.

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider, part of Kaplan International Pathways. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 in order to offer high-quality online courses.

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