Psychology Postgraduate Diploma

University of Derby Online Learning

Program Description

Psychology Postgraduate Diploma

University of Derby Online Learning

Our Psychology Conversion Postgraduate Diploma is the only online PGDip conversion course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been designed for anyone who wants to pursue a career in psychology, but does not hold a full psychology undergraduate degree.

It will provide you with a grounding in the core areas of psychology, enabling you to move into more specialised postgraduate training, such as health psychology or sports psychology or you may wish to continue to Masters level and obtain an MSc Psychology.

Obtain your Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC)

You can study this conversion course and obtain your Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) within 12-15 months, but it will typically take up to 2 years, depending on your pace of study and other commitments*.

This course alone does not allow you to become a practicing psychologist, but provides an opportunity for a non-psychology graduate to meet one of the entry requirements of further study, which can in turn lead to becoming a practicing psychologist. For example by taking our MSc Health Psychology online or choosing another specialist area such as clinical psychology. Further information about how to become a practicing psychologist can be found on the BPS website.

  • The Postgraduate Diploma can only be completed within 12 months if you start in September Interactive and practical learning

This online learning postgraduate diploma is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype.

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
12 - 18 months
Part time
Start date Feb. 2017
United Kingdom
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 - 18 months
Price 5,700
UK/EU, £6,600 for Overseas