Philosophy and Psychological Studies (W63) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Philosophy and Psychological Studies (W63)

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Course summary

Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about ourselves and our place in the social and physical universe. This diploma explores a range of philosophical debates about ethics, justice, scientific knowledge, religion and the self. It introduces core approaches in social, cognitive and developmental psychology, and some applied aspects of professional practice. You’ll learn to read and understand scientific and philosophical texts; to use different research methods; and to communicate clearly and logically. Key features of the course

  • Discover how both psychologists and philosophers address real-life issues
  • Learn how to think critically and logically and to collect and evaluate evidence
  • Learn to construct well-informed arguments and present your conclusions in a convincing manner
  • Develop valuable transferable skills that are highly prized in the workplace, including skills in problem-solving and self-management.


This diploma has two stages, each comprising two modules. At Stage 1 you’ll study two compulsory modules that will introduce you to arts and humanities and the study of psychology. In Stage 2 you’ll study two further compulsory modules, focusing on your specialist subjects in depth as you explore: philosophical debates about justice, the human mind and the limits of knowledge; investigate the ideas of philosophers past and present and learn to tackle the big questions of philosophy for yourself. a broad range of psychological approaches to areas such as identity, language and meaning, personality and the social world; while exploring contemporary psychology and its historical roots.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14544 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13968 Whole course
Scotland £4752 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4636 Whole course
Wales £5248 Whole course
EU £14944 Whole course
International £14944 Whole course
Channel Islands £14944 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Philosophy and Psychological Studies (W63) at Open University - UCAS