Studying a second psychology degree: your funding eligibility


22nd Sep 2022


Did you know you could be eligible for an additional Student Finance England loan to study a second degree in psychology? Read on to find out more about studying a second Bachelors degree with the University of Essex Online and where to begin your funding research. 


Pursuing a second degree

You may already hold an undergraduate degree in another subject and be looking for a career change, or to simply study your passions around psychology in more depth. If your first degree resonates with you less now than when you graduated, then funding your second Bachelors degree in psychology can finally become a reality.  


Am I entitled to second-degree funding?

If you’re an existing degree holder, Student Finance England will provide funding for certain courses. The good news is that if you’re a UK national or Irish citizen and have lived in England for the past three years, you’ll be eligible to apply for full support and there’s no upper age limit on tuition fee loans. Visit Student Finance England to check the full eligibility criteria. 


Why study psychology as a mature student?

Studying in the field of psychology can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths and professional opportunities in criminal justice, business, healthcare, education, counselling and much more. If you’re fascinated about what makes the human mind tick, then you can expect a fulfilling study journey and future career.  


Finding the perfect psychology course for you

At the University of Essex Online, students who are eligible for second-degree funding can now enrol on one of our three psychology courses: 


Did you know? Our BSc (Hons) Psychology is one of only a few 100% online courses to be accredited by the prestigious BPS (British Psychological Society). 


Which areas am I likely to study?

As a psychology student, you can expect to study exciting topics such as mental health, memory and cognitive processes. Depending on which course you pursue, other areas could include: 

  • psychological behaviours 
  • human mind and behaviour 
  • the role memory plays in cognitive processes 
  • developmental milestones 
  • psychological theories 


Start today! Grow your future career.

Take the next step today with Student Finance England and see if you could be eligible for second-degree funding. Ready to kick-start your psychology career? Download our prospectus today.