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About our courses

Psychology as a discipline covers an extremely wide range of topics, but can be simply described as the scientific study of mind and behaviour.

We offer a growing range of short and part-time psychology courses, including residential weekends, summer schools and fully online courses, suitable for both newcomers to the field and those who have studied psychology previously.

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Psychology survey

We would love to hear your thoughts about the sorts of psychology courses you want to take part in here at the Institute. Please take a few minutes to complete this short online survey.

Part-time University qualifications in Psychology

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate courses are taught at FHEQ Level 4, equivalent to first-year undergraduate level. The courses are open to all, and no prior knowledge or qualifications are required.

Undergraduate Certificate in Cognitive Psychology provides an insight into the study of psychology, with a particular focus on how the brain enables us to see, think and remember.

Undergraduate Certificate in Social Sciences includes a term on 'Psychology: identity, development and social behaviour', as well as units on Sociology and Politics.

Bursaries and student loans available

If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.

How to apply for bursaries and loans

Psychology Tutors

Dr Lee De-Wit

Lee studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, and then an Economic and Research Council funded Masters (with Charles Fernyhough) and PhD (with David Milner FRS and Robert Kentridge) at Durham University. Lee then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leuven working on the Gestalt Revision program of Johan Wagemans. Lee has also spent time as a visiting researcher with Geraint Rees at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL), Glyn Humphreys at the University of Oxford, and Catherine Tallon-Baudry at the University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris. In addition to teaching at ICE, Lee is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, and a Teaching Fellow at University College London.

Psychology tutors

Psychology courses at ICE are taught by tutors whose work spans a wide range of areas. Our current tutors’ interests range from semantic and episodic memory to visual perception, autism, developmental psychology, social psychology, mindfulness and cognitive biases.

Psychology links

The British Psychological Society - the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.

Department of Psychology - University of Cambridge

What our students say

If you're thinking of applying but aren't sure what to expect, why not read what some of our recent students have to say about their experience of studying here?

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