The online Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Online) conversion course at University of Derby is designed for those who wish to specialise in psychology, giving you the opportunity to learn the distinctive range, depth and integration of skills, knowledge and applications of psychology. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core, fundamental areas of psychology required by the BPS including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology and the links between them.
This course alone will not allow you to practice as a psychologist but provides an opportunity for a non-psychology graduate, or a graduate from a non-BPS accredited course, to meet one of the entry requirements for a postgraduate programme of professional training in Health, Sport, Clinical, Counselling, Occupational, Educational or Forensic Psychology by achieving Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). You may also be looking to study this course as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), career employability or for general knowledge.
Obtaining GBC allows you to have access to the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities in psychology. Completion of an accredited programme, moreover, offers graduates a clear route to Society membership, and therefore access to the full range of membership benefits, including services, publications, conferences, training and networking opportunities.
During this course you'll study all the core areas of psychology to gain a deep understanding of the subject.
From here you can then choose which area you would like to specialise in and continue to further training. For example, you may want to consider our MSc Health Psychology online, which will introduce you to a range of health psychology professional competencies. Other areas of psychology you can consider are sports, clinical, educational, forensics and occupational.
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
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- Biological and Cognitive Approaches in Psychology
- Individual Differences
- Introduction to Perspectives in Psychology
- Investigation and Analysis
- Research Project
- Social and Developmental Psychology
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- 15 months
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You will need:
- 60 credits in Psychology at Level 4 or above
In addition, you will usually need one of the following:
- An undergraduate degree with Honours (in any subject) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification – at least a 2:2.
- A Masters degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification
- A psychology degree which hasn't given you Graduate Basis for Chartership - at least a 2.2
- An undergraduate degree from an overseas institution that is equivalent to the above UK qualifications. It is also important that you have a good standard of written and spoken English.
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International5064 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6330 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
EU/EEA5064 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6330 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.