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Duration (approx) 1000 hours
Qualification Foundation Diploma

Study the biology of behaviour with this Foundation Diploma qualification

  • Study the physiological effects caused by the brain and nervous system.
  • Learn about the structures of the human body.
  • 8 Core Modules comprising Biopsychology I and II, Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Human BIology 1a, Stress Management, Developmental Psychology and Human Biology 1b.
  • Plus 2 Elective Modules which enable you to study particular areas of interest in more detail.

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Study the influences on behaviour by the brain and nervous system

  • Understand the biological elements which affect behaviour.
  • Learn about the physiology of the human body and how it determines behavioural response to stimuli.
  • Study the changes that occur to the body as the result of age and disease and how these affect psychological response.
  • The Foundation Diploma in Biopsychology comprises 8 Core Modules plus 2 Elective Modules (students are to complete and pass 10 modules in total).



Core Modules These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Foundation Diploma In Biopsychology.  Please follow the links in the module titles for more detailed information on each.
Biopsychology I BPS108
Human Biology 1A (Anatomy and Physiology) BSC101
Stress Management VPS100
Biopsychology II BPS204
Developmental Psychology BPS210
Human Biology IB (Bioenergetics) BSC201
Neuropsychology BPS306
Psychopharmacology (Drugs and Psychology) BPS302
Elective Modules In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 5 modules.  Please follow the links in the module titles for more detailed information on each.
Anger Management BPS111
Child Psychology BPS104
Introduction To Psychology BPS101
Human Biology II (Muscles and Movement) BSC202
Human Biology III (Cardio Respiratory Performance) BSC301

Note that each module in the Foundation Diploma In Biopsychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


You can start the course at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.


The Foundation Diploma In Biopsychology requires approximately 1000 hours of study. It is made up of ten 100 hour modules.

To pass the course –

  • Pass all assignments on the ten 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  • Pass ten examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.


Understand the interaction between the mind and body this course is useful for people working in areas such as addiction, stress, personnel management, training, counselling, medicine.


Your future? With the Foundation Diploma In Biopsychology you will learn more about the human mind and how this affects our biology, our stress and our emotions - your knowledge be beneficial in your career development.

What could this course lead to? Increase your understanding of biopsychology. Improve your knoweledge, job, and career prospects in fields such as addiction, counselling, stress management, biological sciences, health sciences, psychopharmacology.

You can start the course at any time to suit you and work through the course supported by our excellent tutors. If you have any questions, or want to know more, why not get in touch with our specialist Psychology tutors today?

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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Meet some of our academics

Tracey Jones (psychology)B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies) Tracey began studying psychology in 1990. She has a wide range of experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects. She has been a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work and has also written many textbooks, blogs, articles and ebooks on psychology, writing, sociology, child development and more. She has had also several short stories published.
Jade SciasciaBiologist, Business Coordinator, Government Environmental Dept, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Recruitment Consultant, Senior Supervisor in Youth Welfare, Horse Riding Instructor (part-completed) and Boarding Kennel Manager. Jade has a B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Professional Education, Cert IV TESOL, Cert Food Hygiene.

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