Are you interested in developing a scientific understanding of the human mind? Are you interested in understanding what drives human motivation and behaviour? Our British Psychological Society accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will introduce you to a wide range of contemporary research and support you in developing key knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential in pursuing a career within psychology. Our course has been designed with your career in mind. Through the use of elective modules you have the power to tailor the focus of your degree and to specialise in areas that are more aligned with your career aspirations. This provides you with control over your learning and gives you the opportunity to discover and experience ideas and concepts from a range of different areas within psychology.
In your first academic year of study, you’ll learn about social, cognitive, developmental, and biological psychology, as well as studying the important areas of research methods and individual differences. In your two subsequent years on the course you’ll be able to choose specialised ‘elective’ modules, which include the major discipline areas of clinical psychology, occupational psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, educational psychology, neuropsychology, as well as sports and exercise psychology and counselling. You’ll also have the option to learn about new, contemporary areas of psychology including political psychology, gender and sexuality, positive psychology, coaching psychology, and cyber psychology.
With such a wide range of areas in psychology to choose from, this course gives you the time and flexibility to decide where you want to focus. Psychology is applicable to all areas of our lives and work. As such, psychology graduates are attractive to organisations due to their understanding of human behaviour, expertise in research, and ability to handle data. Studying this new undergraduate psychology course with Arden will provide you with multiple future career and study options, and you’ll have access to modern, digital learning tools as you study. You’ll also have full support from our dedicated academic team, who are internationally respected industry practitioners, published authors, and PhD holders in the psychology field.
The next available start dates for this course are as follows:
Online learning: 31st January 2022
Blended learning at a UK study centre: 12th Sept 2022
On the course you’ll study a variety of interesting and stimulating subject modules that have been designed to engage you in fascinating topics within psychology, enabling you to develop sought after and career focused skills. During your second and third academic years of study you’ll be able to select specialised modules to fine tune your degree to the areas of psychology you find most interesting and personally rewarding. Your studies will culminate with choosing an area of psychology on which to focus and produce your own research project at the end of your final year. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and ability to apply your knowledge of psychology to a range of exciting career paths and further learning opportunities.
Throughout the course you’ll have one-to-one support from your lecturers and academic skills tutors, as well as frequent invitations to online coffee mornings with your fellow students and staff and personal academic tutor support sessions. You’ll also be able to start developing industry links and networks by attending sessions with guest speakers from a wealth of areas, including the fire service, policing, and the NHS. Above all, our academic team, who come from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds, will help you learn through real-world context, helping you understand how your new skills are best applied in practice.
Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don’t do it yourself! At Arden, if you have an honest interest for what you learn and you want to reach out for more, you will be welcomed, helped, and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.
You have 3-9 years to complete this course, which means you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 3 to 6 years.
Alongside the extensive support available to all students studying with Arden, our BSc (Hons) Psychology course features its own personalised support system to help you succeed with your studies.
We go above and beyond to provide you with the resources and opportunities you’ll need to study with confidence and take pride in your personal development. Take a look at the support resources you’ll have access to as an Arden psychology student:
As a psychology student at Arden, you’ll be introduced to a number of easy-to-use software packages that will help you reinforce your learning through state-of-the-art research and analysis tools:
SPSS is a great resource for carrying out analysis in psychology and social science. It is also used by health researchers, survey companies, governments, and education researchers, allowing researchers to do their own statistical analysis.
GORILLA can be used to create and host online experiments easily. With no previous experience required, you can quickly set up simple questionnaires, reaction-time tasks, or even complex multi-day training studies and randomised controlled trials, all in just a few clicks.
NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package that helps you to organise, analyse, and find insights in data such as interviews, survey responses, social media, and web content, where you need to perform deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data.
You’ll find that our assessment methods provide you with practical skills and experience in a safe environment, with no exams in sight. Instead, each assessment is embedded with employability skills you can transfer to your future role, including preparing presentations, role play sessions, conducting real-world research and analysis, and devising your own final research project in collaboration with our highly experienced psychology and social science faculty members.
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can study your degree in a flexible and convenient way. That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or desktop PC (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good internet connection. Through ilearn, our online university campus in the cloud, you'll be able to access your course calendar, support services, learning materials, and our online library containing almost half a million texts, as well as creating assignments, keeping notes, and collaborating with other students on your course.
To be eligible for our BSc (Hons) Psychology course, you must have:
Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of relevant work experience. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, along with references and evidence of your previous work experience.
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide the above evidence of English proficiency. More information can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden’s psychology and social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
With a BPS-accredited psychology degree, your career options truly are wide open. This course sets you up with a range of universal skills that will allow you to apply your knowledge in a huge variety of sectors. This means that when you graduate you’ll have the confidence to make life-changing decisions about which professional career path is best for you to take.
Employers who have provided input into this course’s development include the UK fire service, independent psychology practitioners, counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, independent consultants, and previous alumni who are now working across many varied professional areas. Because of this input, you’ll find that your course content has been tailored to help you fill current skills gaps in a range of careers and professions worldwide.
With such a wide choice of topics to learn about, and different skills to master, you’ll graduate with knowledge and abilities in diverse academic and professional areas including:
After successfully completing your BSc psychology degree, you’ll have acquired a range of skills that will be appealing to employers across almost all industries. Around 15 to 20% of psychology graduates in the UK choose to complete postgraduate training to become professional psychologists. Employers across industries know that successful psychology graduates can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical forms of evidence and data handling, and have a good understanding of human behaviour in the workplace. The majority of graduates therefore go on to work in careers where these skills developed during an undergraduate degree are highly desirable.
As well as graduating with the possibility of continuing on to further study at master’s degree level or entering training to qualify as a professional psychologist, you’ll also have career options in front of you which could include:
The topics you’ll study on this course have a global focus that is relevant anywhere in the world. Avoiding the Western-centric focus of many undergraduate psychology courses and aligned with the framework of BPS accreditation, which provides a cross-cultural viewpoint, this degree is internationally recognised and will give you experience and knowledge that you can apply in your home country.
Arden’s BSc (Hons) Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society, which gives you eligibility for Graduate Membership for Chartered Membership, a requirement if you want to study various postgraduate courses and to become a fully Chartered Psychologist.
You’ll have free membership of the BPS as soon as you enrol with us, which opens up a number of fantastic opportunities and professional resources for you, including:
At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fully Funded Masters promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course.
On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.
We’ll provide you with advice and guidance about which master’s course meets your career needs and provides a meaningful pathway from undergraduate to postgraduate study.
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