Oxford Brookes University

Psychology (qualifying certificate)

The course is designed to enable students with no previous experience of psychology in higher education to acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to study at FHEQ level 5/6 (2nd or 3rd year of full-time study) in a UK university. The certificate is offered as an entry qualification for the MSc Psychology which is needed for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership to the British Psychological Society, but it also meets the entry requirements for other universities' psychology conversion courses.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a university degree in any discipline. Applicants require English as a 1st language, or GCSE or O level English language, or an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Course modules

Core modules include: cognitive psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; personality and individual differences. Optional modules from: foundations of cognitive psychology; cognitive psychology;
foundation of biological psychology; biological psychology; foundations of social psychology; social psychology; foundations of developmental psychology; developmental psychology; personality and individual differences; learning from influential papers in psychology; psychology and contemporary issues.

Assessment methods

Each course module is assessed individually, generally on the quality of written work. Assessment methods may include essays, formal written examinations or in-class tests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Certificate Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (England) 4 months
Certificate Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,060 per Whole course (International) 4 months
Certificate Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 4 months
Certificate Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 4 months
Certificate Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (Wales) 4 months
Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,265 per Module (International) 8 months
Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 665 per Module (Northern Ireland) 8 months
Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 665 per Module (Scotland) 8 months
Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 665 per Module (Wales) 8 months
Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 665 per Module (England) 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Key information

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Programme Administrator
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01865 483771