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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Psychology

University of Essex Online

8 months
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3945 GBP/full
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About

Gain a grounding in the essentials of psychology with this short Psychology course from University of Essex Online, delivered online to fit around your existing commitments, and take the first step towards a new career in a field related to psychology.

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Overview

Employability is at the heart of this course, and throughout your studies you will develop a range of skills in research, time management, communication and critical analysis, while growing your knowledge about the key principles, theories and methods within the discipline.

The topics you will cover include:

  • the history and philosophy of psychological inquiry
  • critical milestones in human development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and late adulthood
  • the main qualitative and quantitative research methods used for data collection and analysis
  • the application of critical ideas to contemporary psychological and socio-political issues drawn from discursive, feminist and racially/culturally aware approaches

If you find the course beneficial, you can choose to continue your studies after you complete the course by progressing onto our PG Dip or full Masters in psychology.

Your future

An education in psychology can be useful in a wide array of fields, including counselling, marketing, the civil service, healthcare and the legal system.

You can also pursue further education in psychology in order to enter one of the many career paths within the field, such as investigative and forensic psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, clinical roles, child development and education, sports, exercise and occupational psychology. This Psychology course from University of Essex Online will also be beneficial within academia, research or training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Principles of Psychological Enquiry 
  • Human Development over the Lifespan 
  • Research Methods 
  • Critical Social Psychology 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Psychology, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Psychology, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 3 years’ experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by 2 appropriate references. A relevant field may include one in Health, Mental Health, Social services, Counselling services, Schools and Education, Policing, Data analysis and Statistics. This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed on an individual basis by the academic team.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3945 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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