University of Essex Online today announces the launch of two new psychology programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology. These courses are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex.

During the two internationally-focused programmes, students will explore the rapidly-expanding fields of business psychology and criminal psychology while also developing a range of transferable workplace skills. Both courses have been created by subject experts, giving students the opportunity to take part in thought-provoking modules covering cutting-edge topics.

Both BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology also offer a certificate-level exit award, which allow students to study for just 8 months to gain an introduction to these exciting subjects. Students can then choose to progress to the full Bachelors-level programme or to exit the course with a recognised CertCE qualification.

Sarah Thurgood, Head of Psychology, said: “These new programmes are an exciting addition to the current suite of undergraduate degree programmes already offered by University of Essex Online. These 100% online courses are perfect for students interested in developing their knowledge while also developing their transferable career-related skills. The Business, Criminology and Psychology departments have worked hard to create exciting and thought-provoking course content for our learners, and we can’t wait to tutor our first classes.”

The first start date for the courses will be in September 2018, with more planned at regular intervals throughout the year.

Students at University of Essex Online study entirely online using a virtual learning platform, receiving high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. This allows students around the world to discuss and debate key issues within their disciplines, discover specialised areas/or applications of theories and build working and social relationships with classmates.

For more info, visit the BSc (Hons) Business Psychology page and the BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology page.


About University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students, enabling them to benefit from a flexible approach to study while maintaining the quality and support of a top UK university. Courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider.

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Caroline Bluemel

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University of Essex Online

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