UK Universities Psychology Transfers
RQF Level 6
About the Course
If you’re fascinated by the way people think and behave, you’ll get the best possible window into human mind through psychology. From the conscious decisions we make every day, to the ways we learn, remember, socialise and dream – psychologists are conducting research and sharing their discoveries adding more and more knowledge to our understanding of human behavior.
Psychological theories inform and guide every imaginable aspect of life, from web design to education, healthcare and HR. When it comes to finding exciting and relevant subject areas for your career, there’s nothing that quite matches psychology for breadth and impact on every area of human activity.
Studying in UK
The UK offers an amazing student life that can be tailored to suit your own tastes. You’ll find an endless number of ways to enjoy yourself, learn new things and make friends.
Most universities have a huge selection of clubs and societies, so there are activities to suit everyone. Whether you want to discuss politics, learn how to bake, join a band or go scuba diving, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you.
As well as meeting like-minded people and having loads of fun, joining clubs and societies can be a great way to gain experience and add more soft skills to your CV. Many societies offer opportunities to organise events, raise money for charity or do some volunteering, all of which are sure to stand you in good stead when you start applying for jobs.
The UK Government has announced a new two-year post-study work visa for international students, which will open doors for Sri Lankan graduates in the UK to get a head-start on their career as soon as they have completed their studies. This will be available from the 2020/21 academic year onwards.
Studying Psychology in UK
The UK was one of the key locations in which modern psychological ideas took root, and UK has been at the forefront of research and ideas since the 1870s. As well as having some of the oldest university departments in the world, the famous British Psychological Society was formed at University College London in 1901, helping to spearhead and guide what is now a huge field in the UK.
UK offers some of the best psychology programs in the world, with almost 1,000 courses offering a psychological component, available at around 140 universities. You’ll be able to find amazing expertise and ground-breaking research into everything from mental health to neuroscience and perception, with access to state-of-the-art testing labs to help you follow your own ideas.
CIRP – UK Psychology Transfer Program
Since it’s inception in 2010, CIRP has worked very closely with British Universities to provide opportunities for Sri Lankan and regional students to obtain British qualifications in Psychology in Sri Lanka through academic partnerships and in UK through transfer programs.
From CIRP’s first articulation agreement with University of Hertfordshire in 2011, we have established a range of partnerships with leading British Universities to facilitate CIRP students enter the 2nd or the 3rd year of the BSc (Hons) Psychology program upon completing their Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology Level 4 or 5 with us.
Key advantage is that CIRP students are able to achieve 100% credit transfer to almost all UK universities that offer advance entry to 2nd or 3rd year. This is possible as the CIRP curriculum for the Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology (DHEP) is mapped 100% to the Bachelor’s degree curriculum offered by all UK universities.
Considering that British Psychological Society’s (BPS) accreditation is required to offer psychology degrees in UK, all universities follow the same curriculum framework for psychology. CIRP has designed the DHEP curriculum reflecting this framework and therefore our DHEP could easily be mapped to Psychology qualifications in UK.
CIRP students have multiple advantages in applying for credit transfer to UK. Apart from the possibility of 100% credit transfer, being already familiar with the delivery and assessment methods practiced UK, familiarity with UK academic regulations and the qualification framework makes it much easier for our students to obtain entry to UK universities.
CIRP students have been offered the Graduate Membership of British Psychological Society whenever they have submitted applications. This also reflects that our curriculum and academic standards are similar to that of a British university.
Based on your secondary school qualifications, we offer a range of options through the transfer pathway.
For Student’s After A/L
Student with good A/L results could join the DHEP offered by CIRP and completed either one year or two years before they transfer to UK.
You can complete the 1st year modules of the DHEP (8 CIRP modules) and enter the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree at in UK. This is considered the 1+2 option, as you will study One (01) year at CIRP and Two years in UK.
You can complete the 2 year DHEP (16 CIRP modules) and enter the Final year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree at ECU. This is considered the 2+1 option, as you will study Two (02) years at CIRP and One year in UK.
For Students After O/L
Students with good O/L results could join the CIRP international Foundation in Psychology and enter the CIRP-UK Transfer Pathway
You can complete the Foundation Programs and the 1st year modules of the DHEP (8 CIRP modules) and enter the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree in UK. This is considered the 2+2 option, as you will study One (02) years at CIRP and Two (02) years in UK.
You can complete the Foundation Programs and the 2 year DHEP (16 CIRP modules) and enter the Final year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree in UK. This is considered the 3+1 option, as you will study Two (03) years at CIRP and One (01) year in UK .