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Psychology - PGCert

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
  • Duration
    8 months
  • Annual tuition fee
    5,275 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    January, October, July, April

Program Overview

What the University of Essex Online says about their program:
"This short course will provide you with a grounding in essential areas of psychology, allowing you to take the first step towards a career related to the field.


The course has an on emphasis on developing your employability right from the start. You will develop transferable skills such as communication, critical analysis, research, and time management which are useful for careers in psychology as well related fields. At the end of the course, you will be able to continue your studies and advance onto our PG Dip or Masters programme."

Admissions Requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

Undergraduate

  • BA (Hons) Business and Management/BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

  • Academic – 2 A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification Work experience – GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above, along with three years relevant work experience supported by references

  • Law/Healthcare Management/Psychology/Combined programmes: Academic – 3 A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification Work experience – GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above, along with three years relevant work experience supported by references

  • CertHE: Open entry – no prior academic qualifications or work experience is required.

  • BA (Hons) Business and Management Top-up: Students must have completed one of the following within the last five years: a relevant Foundation degree from the University of Essex Online or another recognised institution two years of a relevant BA (Hons) degree from a recognised institution a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised institution

Graduate

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/Master of Business Management/Business with Finance

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/LLM International Business Law

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Project Management Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least five years’ senior level work experience

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Global Digital Marketing: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least five years’ relevant work experience in marketing.

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc International Human Resource Management: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least five years’ senior level work experience in human resources.

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics): Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least five years’ management level work experience

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/Master of Education: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting

  • Public Health/International Healthcare Management/Infection Control: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work experience – at least three years’ experience in a relevant health field, supported by appropriate references.

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Nursing: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least three years’ post-qualification work experience as a registered nurse or licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board, supported by appropriate references

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Computer Science/Cyber Security: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - at least three years’ relevant work experience.

  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Psychology: Academic - an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification Work Experience - 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.

  • MBA: Academic - a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree, along with at least three years’ relevant, professional work experience, post-graduation Work Experience - If you are a non-standard applicant (which is typically an applicant who possesses an undergraduate degree below a 2.2 standard, or an applicant who does not possess an undergraduate degree at all) we require at least five years of relevant managerial experience. You will also be required to write an essay (2000 words) outlining a range of business situations which you have experienced and identifying what you have learnt from them. Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

Fees and funding

University education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and your career. Tuition fees at the University of Essex Online are the same for all students (in the UK and international) and include all teaching materials and required reading – there aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits.

  • MBA tuition

    £15,000 per year

  • Masters tuition

    £11,222 per year

  • Postgraduate Diploma tuition

    £7,482 per year

  • Postgraduate Certificate tuition

    £3,741 per year

  • Bachelor's tuition

    £18,500 per year

  • Undergraduate certificate tuition

    £6,167 per year

A range of tuition fee discounts, scholarships and payment options for online courses are offered to international students

  • Full payment discount

    Pay the full tuition fee upfront and you will get a 10% discount.

  • Alumni discount

    Graduates from the University of Essex or University of Essex Online are eligible for a 10% discount.

  • Academic scholarship for MBA programme (2020/2021 entry only)

    £5,000 towards full tuition fee is available to ACCA members and is awarded on a merit basis.

  • International scholarship

    Partial scholarship is available to international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.

  • Student loan

    Students based in England might be eligible for a loan from Student Finance England.

  • Monthly payment plan

    Available for those who are self-funding.

NOTE: Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied, and two scholarships cannot be applied in combination. For more information on our discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility please contact our Admissions team.