Taught course

Psychology for Graduates

Institution
London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
Cert

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a degree with at least lower second class honours (or equivalent)
  • grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above in GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

Students who wish to do this course at a faster pace can start in February or April. Students who wish to do this course at a slower pace are advised to start in September.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Why study this course?

The Psychology for Graduates (by Distance Learning) is an excellent introductory course for those who would like to work in applied areas of professional psychology such as counselling, clinical, educational, forensic, health, occupational and sports psychology. This 60 credit course is aimed at those who have insufficient or no prior study of psychology at degree level. Once you've successfully completed the course you'll be able to gain entry on to our Applied Psychology MSc or PGDip course which, if completed successfully, confers graduate membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

More about this course

The University Certificate in Psychology for Graduates (by Distance Learning) course is a 60-credit introductory course for graduates with insufficient or no prior study of psychology at degree level.

Satisfactory completion of the course allows entry onto the MSc in Applied Psychology or PGDip in Applied Psychology course which, subject to accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS), confers graduate membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.

GBC is a pre-requisite for entry on to postgraduate training in applied areas of professional psychology such as counselling, clinical, educational, forensic, health, occupational and sports psychology.

Assessment

All assessment takes place online. The assessment for Introduction to Psychological Research Methods consists of two practical reports relating to research studies in which the students participate. For all other modules, the assessment consists of a mid-term short-answer exam and end-of-term multiple-choice test.

Modular structure

Core modules include:

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (core, 10 credits)
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology (core, 10 credits)
  • Introduction to Individual Differences (core, 10 credits)

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.

After the course

This course is ideal for students who are not able to attend the university due to work or other commitments, but wish to gain sufficient grounding in psychology before progressing to an accredited conversion course to gain the GBC qualification.

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7650
International students
£11400

Qualification and course duration

Cert

full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4200