I graduated in 1997 and have been working in a totally different field since then.
I really want to get back into some kind of study, esp as I have recently split from DP and have more time and want to do something for myself that's not related to DD.
I have been looking at a BA in psychology from the Open University but cannot get my head around the fees - is it 5k in total all payable up front? And is there a one off registration fee on top of that?
Also, are there any other distance learning (with some contact tutorials) that they can suggest to me?
I'm doing a degree with the OU at the moment. You pay per module as and when you apply for the module - usually approx 6 months before the module starts. You can spread the modules over as long or short a time as you like but most modules only run once a year with a cut off registration date about 3 months before the module starts. You will probably need to do a residential school. No registration fee on top of the current fees but no one is sure exactly what it is going to cost once these new fees come in next September. It's possible that current students ,ay not need to pay fees and new students will, so if you apply for a course sooner rather than later it could help. Make sure you register your intention to do the whole degree. The people on the other end of the OU phone lines have been very helpful to me in the past.
I did a BSc Hons with the OU and yes, you pay per module. Other Unis may do dustance learning courses. I'm, just about to start my Masters with another Uni and whilst it's also distance learning it's going to be cheaper than the OU @ £27 per credit.