Psychology (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: n/a 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Distance Learning), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Distance Learning), home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Distance Learning), international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Highly rated by our students

    90% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “Teaching on my Course” in the 2023 National Student Survey. (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 Aug 2023)

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  • Mirrors our on-campus course

    As a distance learner, you'll cover the same material as if you were doing the course on campus. This is very rare for distance learning courses in the UK.

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

    This accreditation is a mark of quality that students and employers understand and value. Studying a BPS-accredited course will allow you to gain graduate or chartered membership of the Society.


Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

This accreditation is a mark of quality that students and employers understand and value. Studying a BPS-accredited course will allow you to gain graduate or chartered membership of the Society.

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Course modules

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Thinking Like a Psychologist (Mental Wealth)

Introduction to Biological and Social and Individual Differences

Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Psychology in Applied Contexts

Researching with Small Samples

Researching with Larger Samples

Individual Differences and Diversity

Psychological Research Methods

Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Applications of Psychobiology and Social Psychology

Work-Based Learning in Psychology (Mental Wealth)

The Psychology of Sleep and Dreaming

Research Skills in Cognitive Neuroscience

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Psychology, Identity and Society

Difficulties and Differences across Development

Psychology in Communication and Social Engagement  (Mental Wealth)

Psychology Research Project

The Psychology of Mental Health

Drugs and Addictive Behaviours


Advanced Forensic Psychology

Health Psychology

Advanced Developmental Psychology

Psychology of Choice

Cognitive Neuropsychology

Psychology of Belief

Occupational Psychology

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

With a psychology degree, you'll have a range of job options in the allied psychology sector, including roles such as employment specialist, psychological wellbeing practitioner, social prescribing link worker, wellbeing manager, mental health social worker, psychology teacher, research assistant, or assistant psychologist. Some positions may need extra training, which can be provided. Focusing on positive psychology and education gives you the knowledge and skills to develop positive education programmes in schools, or other educational settings.

Industry links

We have links with NHS Trusts across the North Thames region, MIND, Terrence Higgins Trust, Centrepoint, Women's Aid, National Autistic Society, Young Gamblers and Gamers Education Trust (YGAM)

Graduate employers

Employers our psychology graduates have gone on to work for are the NHS, local councils, the civil service and education institutions.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include research assistant, working in teaching and education, or in the allied psychology sector.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

For those interested in further training and careers in academia, research, clinical, counselling, occupational, or educational psychology, the BSc Psychology degree is essential. Alongside relevant experience, it also allows for specialisation in areas like health psychology, sports psychology, neuropsychology, or neuroscience. You could also stay on at UEL and study our MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).

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Our degrees in psychology will equip you with the tools and skills you need to investigate human behaviour and to adopt a critical analysis of what you discover. I very much hope you will join us in our search for behavioural insights and for solutions to the problems that face humanity, whether at the individual, group, national, international or global level."
James Walsh PhD

Head of Department of Psychological Sciences

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

We encourage an educational experience that is active, social, collaborative, engaging, and student-owned. You will have access to a variety of resources ensuring your learning experience goes beyond the classroom.

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library, and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces, and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. 

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the University from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

    Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Dedicated personal tutor

    Academic advisors, module leaders, and fellow students are available to support your academic queries. Academic tutors offer help with skills like writing and maths. IT Service Desks provide support for university IT systems. Our Student Support hubs cater to all your needs, including disability support.


    Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

    Your timetable

    The guidelines for student engagement for this course are approximately 300 hours of scheduled teaching and 900 hours of guided independent study per year.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 100 - 120 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 100 plus students. In the seminars, you will be taught in groups of 18–20 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams, and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development, and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. 

We offer examination options for both international and UK-based students. International students can take their exams in their country of residence, with associated costs. UK-based students can choose to sit their exams at UEL campuses or other supported venues, also with potential costs. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Psychology

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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Statistics for BSc (Hons) Psychology (Distance Learning) Degree, Full Time

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What our students and staff say

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This degree is a perfect fit for anyone who is interested in psychology and wellbeing and offers an opportunity to learn about positive psychology coaching
and the chance to learn about interventions used by clinicians to improve our wellbeing."

Miha Constantinescu

Senior lecturer

John Read
I love to help our psychology students understand and normalise emotional distress and relate it to events in their lives, and their social context, rather than think in terms of ‘disorders’ ‘chemical imbalances’ or ‘mental illnesses’. Educating them about the research relating adverse life events to mental health problems is important to me."

John Read

Professor of Clinical Psychology