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The award
CertHE

How long you will study
8 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 3080 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 3080 per total

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About Business Psychology at University of Essex Online

This short CertHE Business Psychology course introduces the scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience. You’ll also be presented with different perspectives, promoting an appreciation of the real-life applications of business psychology. Finally, you’ll also use specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that develop communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical-thinking skills. With an indicative study duration of just 8 months, this programme can be completed as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards our full BSc (Hons) Business Psychology degree.

After this programme, you’ll have an appreciation of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of business psychology including its historical origins, progression and limitations. You’ll also develop an awareness of the variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance within a business context.

In addition to the subject-specific knowledge that you’ll gain, you will also develop a wide range of transferable, career-related skills including the ability to evaluate evidence, identify patterns of behaviour and how to confidently communicate and discuss issues in a professional environment.

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

Course structure

The CertHE Business Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (15 credits)*
  • Introduction to Research Methods (30 credits)*
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)*
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (15 credits)*
  • One optional module from the list below:
  • Personality and Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Business and Management Skills (15 credits)

Upon completion of your CertHE Business Psychology we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Bachelors degree (360 credits).

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

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee: £6,160 (learn more)

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