• Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration

About

One step closer to a career in psychology

The online Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology 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.

Career

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.

Accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Biological and Cognitive Approaches in Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Introduction to Perspectives in Psychology
  • Research Project
  • Social and Developmental Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 15 months
    • Duration description
      15 months - 2 years of part time study
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4776 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4776 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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