Many students, after the entrance exam, have to think about their future and decide which university career they want to take. One of the careers that generates most interest among future university students is, without a doubt, the Degree in Psychology .

While some people are very clear about what they want to study and where to do it even before they finish their high school years, others, even after high school, still have doubts and wonder, what are the reasons for studying the Degree in Psychology? Which are the universities that offer this degree?

  • You can find the answers to the first question in our article “Why study psychology? 10 points to consider”. The answer to the second question can be found in this article.

Study in person or at a distance

Deciding where to study the career is a crucial question, which often depends on our grade . But one option that has been on the rise in recent years is to study the career online. Distance learning has gained popularity in recent times thanks to its advantages: it offers greater time flexibility to those students who are combining their studies with work and facilitates access to study without having to travel to another city and it is independent of location (although it usually requires examination in the different centres attached in different localities or autonomous communities).

  • However, there are also drawbacks to this type of training. You can find out what they are in our post: “Online training: 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of learning online”.

One of the most common reasons why students choose online education is the lack of time to attend face-to-face classes. However, many online university institutions, in addition to the syllabus and video conferences published on the virtual campus, also offer the possibility of attending the university so that students can benefit from the various lessons that are taught in person. However, attendance is never compulsory .

Universities that offer a degree in online psychology

Many universities have joined this educational model, aware that it covers the needs of many students and arouses great interest among future students.

Below you can find a list of Spanish universities that offer the Degree in Psychology at a distance as part of their educational offer.

1. International University of Valencia (VIU)

The International University of Valencia offers training programmes in psychology at undergraduate, postgraduate and master’s level, such as the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology or the Master’s Degree in Third Generation Psychological Therapy.

All the options for studying psychology offered by the Universidad Internacional de Valencia are based on a combination of live classes and materials available on its online platform , as well as on the discussion forums and the personalised tutoring service. In addition, the subjects are taught by professional experts in the field of psychology and behavioural sciences.

This is a very interesting option for those who want to study Psychology at a distance with all the advantages of the versatility of the online format and the time flexibility it offers.

  • To learn more about the degree offered by this university, click here.

2. Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

The UOC is a Catalan distance education university of the highest quality , for which it enjoys great prestige. It was created in 1996 and its headquarters are in Barcelona. In addition to the Degree in Psychology, the UOC also offers master’s degrees, postgraduate studies, specialisations, seminars, specialisation courses, language courses and doctoral programmes.

Studying at a distance implies a high level of responsibility and correct time management on the part of students, but the UOC places at the service of its students different tools that facilitate student learning, with spaces for collaborative work, audiovisual content of the highest quality, and access to training through mobile devices. In addition, the contents are specifically adapted to the characteristics of distance learning, in a much more autonomous way than that given in classrooms, and promoting that spirit of self-inquiry.

3. University of Chile

The University of Chile , better known as UCHILE, is another great option if we are looking for an online university to start or continue our studies. It is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the South American country. It is a public and free institution.

UCHILE’s headquarters are located in Santiago de Chile, and the study plans of the different careers offered are divided into semesters. The Faculty of Psychology is located within the Faculty of Social Sciences, and can be studied from both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is one of the most prestigious institutions in the Andean country.

4. Miguel de Cervantes University (UEMC)

The UEMC is a relatively new private university institution, located in Madrid, but which enjoys great popularity and has experienced spectacular growth since its inception. Much of its success has to do with the reputation it has earned for good student relations, in which a close teacher-student relationship predominates.

In addition to the possibility of studying the Degree in Psychology, has a wide range of postgraduate training . It offers the possibility of a mention in Health Psychology for those students interested in studying the Master in General Health Psychology.

5. Madrid Distance Learning University (UDIMA)

The Distance Learning University of Madrid (UDIMA) began teaching in 2006 , becoming, at that time, the third distance learning university in Spain. UDIMA offers 18 official degree courses (including psychology) and 35 official master’s degree courses.

It is based in Madrid but has students all over Spain. UDIMA is a member of the European University Association.

6. Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)

The Catholic University of Murcia is a private university institution located in the Region of Murcia . It currently has more than 15,000 students from different countries and various nationalities. The Degree in Psychology online is considered nº1 in Spain according to the U-Multirank. The degree is also available in person and the UCAM makes it possible for students to obtain different mentions:

  • Mention in Neuropsychology and Neurodevelopment
  • Mention in Health Psychology
  • Mention in Educational Psychology

7. Isabel I University (UI1)

The Universidad Isabel I was founded in 2008 . It is an online, semi-accessible university centre, with headquarters in Burgos (Castilla y León, Spain). It has degrees, official masters and its own postgraduate qualifications, all of which are fully valid in the European Higher Education Area.

In addition, this university offers a double degree, Degree in Psychology + Degree in Criminology, which makes it unique in the whole country with this option. Currently, more than 6500 students are studying at this university.

8. National University of Distance Education (UNED)

The UNED is the oldest distance learning university in Spain . It is a public institution dependent on the Ministry of Education of Spain. Its headquarters are in Madrid, although there are various associated centers distributed throughout Spain and in part of the world (Switzerland, Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, etc.).

It is the distance university with the largest number of students, more than 260,000, and has a community of students who share knowledge on the UNED campus itself on unofficial pages, for example, “Psicologia UNED” on Facebook. In addition to the Degree in Psychology, the UNED also offers Masters, postgraduate diplomas and specialization courses.

  • Related article: “The 20 best Masters in Psychology”

9. International University of La Rioja (UNIR)

The International University of La Rioja has an online Degree in Psychology that offers the full repertoire of materials, tools and teaching staff to express the full potential of this learning modality. In addition to making it easier to make compatibility between academic progress and working life by relying on 100% online learning, its curriculum is very varied so that those who pass through this Degree can be trained in all areas of this fascinating scientific field.

In addition, the student is accompanied by a personal tutor who makes a personalized plan for each student and all classes can be viewed later as many times as desired.

An excellent option that offers the possibility of having more than 250 hours of live online classes per course.