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Online Certificate in Psychology

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This online certificate in Psychology offers an introduction into Psychology and its broad areas of specialism.


online certificate in psychology courseThis course provides students with the opportunity to explore some of the most important and upcoming fields of study within the discipline. There are five modules which include Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, CyberPsychology and Abnormal Psychology. Each module is accompanied by an online tutorial and end of module assessment to consolidate the learning. As you progress with the course you can avail of continued support via portal access.


Who is this course for? 

This course is for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of Psychology with the possibility of going on to further study. As it is online it can be completed in a time frame that suits the student. Those taking this course may also be thinking of further study in the area of Counselling and Psychotherapy and this will provide some insight into the foundational aspects which are developed in counselling. Certain topics covered may also be of interest to those working in the areas of childcare and mental health. As it is an introductory course there are no entry requirements.


What are the benefits of doing this course?  

Upon completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of some of the most important areas in Psychology. The content covered will equip students with a broad understanding of the diverse nature of Psychology. Many areas of study can benefit from a grounding in the core aspects of Psychological theory. Also, in a world where social media and online platforms are being used, an understanding as to how these can impact human interactions is essential. Those who take this course will be well equipped to identify areas of further study while at the same time being better prepared for commencing any additional study in the area.


What will you learn? 

You will learn about a number of ideas and theories which make up the various aspects of Psychology. In the introduction, you will be presented with a broad overview of the growth of Psychology and some of the main contributors and contributions to the discipline. From there you will learn more about Developmental, Cognitive, Cyber and Abnormal Psychology. Students will explore some of the main ideas within each module and their impact on individuals and society. You will identify areas you may wish to pursue and have an opportunity to evidence your learning by completing brief online assessments.

Course Details



DURATION: You can begin the Online Certificate in Psychology at any time, there are five modules to complete.


AWARD: PCI College Online Certificate in Psychology




  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • CyberPsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology



5 x online multiple-choice questionnaire  and 5 x personal reflections

Entry Requirements



As this is an introductory course there are no entry requirements. 



System Requirements:

  • Operating System
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 
  • Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and above


  • 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set 
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64- bit) recommended for graphics features Minimum of 3 gigabytes (GB) disk space


  • Windows Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 
  • Mozilla Firefox 10 or later 
  • Apple Safari 5 or later 
  • Google Chrome 17 or later  



All candidates are required to satisfy the English language requirement. Candidates whose first language is not English and who are presenting qualifications other than the Leaving Certificate may satisfy the requirement through the completion of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) on the basis that they obtain a minimum band score of 6 at the undergraduate level and 6.5 at postgraduate level or an equivalent score of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or Cambridge, which denotes a very good skill level of English. It should be noted that these are the minimum requirements in English and PCI College may set higher requirements in each case.

Course Fees



PCI College tuition fee for the Online Certificate in Psychology is €480.



Applicants are invited to enroll online accompanied by the applicable fee. Applicants are entitled to a full refund of the Course Fees if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their application/booking and if they didn't start the course or downloaded the material. Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Once you are enrolled, you will be given access to the online PCI College Student Portal to begin the course within 3-5 working days. Applicants are only entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel before they are given access to the PCI College Student Portal.  


For more information, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

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