For more information about Psychology at University of Essex Online, please complete the following contact form. Your question will be sent directly to University of Essex Online and they will reply to you as soon as possible.

The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
48 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 18480 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
February

International course fees
GBP 18480 per total

All study options
Ask a question

Ask University of Essex Online for more information by completing this form

Desired Start Year

Your question will be sent directly to University of Essex Online. Your question is subject to the StudyLink terms and conditions. On submitting this form you are consenting to us sharing the information you have supplied with University of Essex Online inline with the StudyLink privacy policy.

About Psychology at University of Essex Online

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, education 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/or 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.

Please note: This course is not accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Course structure

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)*
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Personality and Intelligence (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Research Methods (30 credits)*
  • The Psychology of Attitudes (15 credits)*
  • Mental Health, Stress and Well-being (15 credits)

Level 5 modules:

  • Biological Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Psychological Development through the lifespan (15 credits)*
  • Individual Differences, Emotions and Behaviour (15 credits)*
  • Reasoning and Decision-Making (15 credits)*
  • Quantitative Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Optional module from the ‘Level  5 optional modules' list below (15 credits)
  • Optional module from the ‘Level  5 optional modules' list below (15 credits)

Level 6 modules:

  • Critical Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Developmental Science (15 credits)
  • Occupational Psychology (15 credits)
  • Investigative Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Sport & Exercise (15 credits)
  • Clinical & Counselling Psychology (15 credits)
  • Final Psychology Project (30 credits)*

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Level 5 optional modules:

  • Forensic Psychology (15 credits)
  • Health Psychology (15 credits)
  • Educational Psychology (15 credits)

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you - at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It's possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

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.

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 gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for 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 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.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

Careers related to this programme are extremely wide-ranging; graduates may wish to work in a number of areas including counselling, civil service (e.g. roles as a youth worker or in crime prevention), marketing, research, healthcare (e.g. nursing or support worker roles), security (e.g. security analysts or behavioural scientists), education (e.g. teaching assistant roles or behavioural support) and business (e.g. human resources or training).

In addition to the subject-specific knowledge that learners on our BSc (Hons) Psychology will develop, students are also measured on a number of career-related skills including communication, IT skills, numeracy and problem solving skills, planning and many more.

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee: £18,480 (learn more)

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

What students think about University of Essex Online

Other courses at University of Essex Online

There are 56 other courses listed from University of Essex Online. A selection of these are displayed below:

Explore University of Essex Online

Click the following videos and images to expand or play