Teaching and learning
We have offered distance learning courses in psychology for over 20 years and our dedicated staff are specialists in online learning delivery.
Course materials are specially prepared for distance learning and accessed through our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Our teaching is inspired by research and we use a mix of lecture recordings, videos, tutorials, learning activities, guided reading and online discussions (both live and through discussion boards) where you can interact with tutors and other students. Each year we also hold a two-day Course Conference, consisting of workshops and study skills sessions that you can attend in person or online (attendance is optional).
A range of assessments are used across the course including literature reviews, research reports, reflective commentaries, essays, case studies, online presentations and dissertations.
Throughout your learning journey with us you will receive the support you need to succeed. A personal tutor will be allocated to you to help and advise you. Our Centre for Academic Achievement provides online tools and individually tailored advice to help you develop your academic skills and you will have access to the Library’s online catalogue containing thousands of electronic journals and over 300,000 electronic books.