Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about ourselves and our place in the social and physical universe. This degree investigates a range of philosophical debates about ethics, justice, scientific knowledge, religion, art, and the self. It covers core approaches in social, cognitive and developmental psychology, and some applied aspects of professional practice. You'll learn to read and understand scientific and philosophical texts; to use different research methods; to communicate clearly and logically; and to work and think independently.
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.