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Psychology Qualifying Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate
4 months
5580 GBP/year
2860 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to acquire knowledge and skills in psychology the Psychology Qualifying Certificate programme at the Oxford Brookes University is ideal. The course is suitable if you have no previous experience of higher education level psychology.

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You can take the course as an entry qualification for the Oxford Brookes MSc Psychology. This is needed for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership to the British Psychological Society. 

The Psychology Qualifying Certificate programme at the Oxford Brookes University also meets the entry requirements for other universities' psychology conversion courses.

Career prospects

The department offers advice on future career opportunities, including practical help with applications to future training and employment. 

For many of our students, their postgraduate psychology qualification is a stepping stone to professional training for careers in educational and clinical psychology. Some choose to continue their academic studies, progressing to PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psycholog
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Learning from Influential Papers in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 months
  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are welcome from any academic discipline. 
  • The admission requirement is a university degree typically at a 2:2 classification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5580 GBP per year and a duration of 4 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2860 GBP per year and a duration of 4 months.


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