Psychology (BSc, 4 years) – Distance Learning
|Qualification Awarded||Bachelor of Science in Psychology|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Mode of Study||Distance Learning|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240 ECTS|
The programme is devoted to the orientation of the students to the diverse field of psychology as a scientific discipline. The Programme aims to offer a complete education in the major theories and techniques of psychology, and as such gives a first approach to psychologists’ skills, an in-depth exposure to research in psychology, and a basic education in psychology specialties. Students master general theories as well as the empirical evidence and application of knowledge in applied areas of psychology with a sense of purpose that helps improve the human condition in various settings. The programme aims to ensure that students will apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice. Furthermore, students are fully prepared to gain entry to 2nd cycle education having gained equivalent knowledge, skills, and competence in the field of psychology.
Graduates from the Programme will be fully prepared for entry to postgraduate programs. Our programme provides a) a solid theoretical foundation for students and b) acquisition of academic and discipline-specific skills to succeed in graduate studies in pursuit of specialized Masters or Doctoral degrees.
Our graduates will also be prepared and equipped for various positions in practices in which they can apply psychology to every-day life questions to enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and systems. The areas are: clinical settings, education, industry, community, economy etc.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree)
The general admission requirement for entry to the undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.
Regular Academic Admission (First Year Students)
Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50%, or equivalent qualifications. This status may be contingent upon demonstrating proficiency in English with a valid TOEFL score 500 and above, or Computer-based TOEFL score of 173 and above, or Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score 61 and above, or GCSE (or GCE) English Language “O” Level of “C” or above, or IELTS of 6.0 and above, or Cambridge Exams (First Certificate with Grade B and above, as well as Proficiency with Grade C and above), or the University English Placement Test). Advanced standing will be allowed based on additional qualifications (i.e. GCE “A” Level).
Regular Academic Admission (Transfer Students)
Students may join the University on Regular Academic/Transfer Student Admission by submitting a credit evaluation application form to the Registar, together with all supporting documents (i.e. official transcripts, course descriptions, university catalogues, etc.) Students can gain advanced standing by:
Transferring credits earned at other accredited universities. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 120 ECTS for the Bachelor Degree.
Special Academic Admission
This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission.
English Language Proficiency
Students may be required to take NEPTON, UNIC’s English Placement Test at no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognized English examination which indicates their level of English proficiency.
Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:
- TOEFL – 500 and above
- Computer-based TOEFL – 173 and above
- Internet-based TOEFL – 61 and above
- IELTS – 5.5 and above
- Cambridge Exams [First Certificate] – B and above
- Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate – C and above
- GCSE English Language “O” Level – C and above
- Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English Pass
- Michigan in Examination of Competency English Pass
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, quizzes, projects and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative