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Psychology Qualifying Certificate
If you want to acquire knowledge and skills in psychology our Psychology Qualifying Certificate is ideal. The course is suitable if you have no previous experience of higher education level psychology.
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 course also meets the entry requirements for other universities' psychology conversion courses.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include:
- a video observation lab
- action research lab
- perception lab.
We have one of the largest groups of developmental psychologists in the UK. So you will gain expertise in cognitive neuroscience and qualitative methods. We also have strong links through joint research projects with partners in health, education and industry.
How to apply
Applications for the Qualifying Certificate in Psychology only should be made direct to the University.
Your completed application should consist of:
- application form, fully completed and signed Personal statement (section 10 of application form)
- one recent academic reference
- second reference (academic, employer or character reference)
- copy of degree certificate(s) and/or course transcripts English Language Certificate.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
To receive a Qualifying Certificate in Psychology you must pass four modules in psychology. This must include at least one module from Level 5.
Our research has led to improved practice guidelines in both health and education, the development of valuable assessment tools and the adoption of new policies and practices. We develop knowledge and understanding that informs policy and improves people’s lives.
We continue to attract significant funding awards from bodies including:
- Burdett Trust for Nursing
- Technology Strategy Board
- National Institute for Health Research
- Leverhulme Trust.
Psychology research is organised into three main research areas:
- developmental psychology
- adult cognition
- applied social psychology.
Our Institute for Research in Child Development draws across the departmental disciplines of psychology, social work and public health and investigates pregnancy and birth, and early childhood through to adolescence and young adulthood.
After you graduate
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 Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.