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Online Psychology Degrees

RDI partner with several UK universities to offer distance learning psychology degrees that can be studied in your own time for an internationally recognised qualification.

For many careers in psychology, a degree is an essential requirement as it provides students with the knowledge, confidence and practical skills that are so important when starting or furthering a psychology role.

If you’re planning to study for a distance learning psychology degree with RDI, you will need to ensure that you fulfil certain basic requirements and are able to commit the required time to study.

Online Psychology Degree FAQ

What are the entry requirements for a distance learning psychology degree?

In general, to study a degree through RDI you must possess either 2 A-levels or an Access to Higher Education qualification. Although, candidates without any formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits and we encourage you to submit an application.

Am I eligible for funding to study psychology online?

If you meet three broad eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for funding for your undergraduate course.

  1. You are UK and EU resident, living in England or Wales
  2. You are studying a full three-year honours degree or final year top-up or BTEC Level 5 HND
  3. You are studying this qualification for the first time

How long will the psychology degree take to complete?

Most courses are expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.

How does distance learning work for psychology?

Studying around 12 – 15 hours a week in your own time, this programme introduces you to psychological theory and research and then develops your understanding of this fascinating subject area. Psychology has a broad range of real world applications in everyday life, ranging from stress, health, mental illness, artificial intelligence, to personal development, social interaction and the environment. As a result, a degree in Psychology can provide access to a wide range of careers and employers, not just those in specifically psychological areas.

What support can I expect from my university?

We know that studying online can be a big unknown, so we want to make sure you are confident in this modern alternative to on-campus study.

We provide you with an interactive online platform where you can access all your course materials and interact with other students. You also have a specialist tutor allocated for each module. They bring the materials to life, encourage lively debate and discussion around the subject and also provide feedback on your work. There’s also our UK based Student Support team available by phone and email to help with technical and pastoral questions, like how to hand in your assignment, when assignments are due, what to do if you need to take a study break.

Which universities offer psychology degrees with distance learning?

RDI offer several psychology degrees including those with joint honours in other subjects, which are all awarded by Anglia Ruskin University.