Psychology

  • BPS Accredited

    Our Applied Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society, which means you may be eligible for Charter membership after graduation

  • Research led

    Our tutors carry out pioneering research, enhancing your learning and giving you the chance to take part in current research

  • Career focused

    Our excellent links with regional and national charities, not-for-profit and penal institutions offers great work experience and job prospects

  • Extra-curricular activities

    We offer a full range of extra-curricular activities, including Psychology Film Club, seminars led by local and national experts and research participation

Central to the study of psychology is a fascination with human behaviour. Our courses look at how our understanding of human behaviour can be used to affect change in the real world.

97.6% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017).

Why study Applied Psychology at the University of Cumbria?

As a student at the University of Cumbria you'll be taught by a team from a range of applied psychology backgrounds who bring with them a wealth of expertise from clinical, organisational, community, health and forensic settings. All of our staff are registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and are research active so their teaching is informed by the most up to date research and projects in their area.

You'll have access to modern equipment and resources including a student laboratory and observation suite, plus Neurosky equipment, Polar heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, Biopac (which can be used as a lie detector), digital recorders and cameras.

As part of your course you'll be encouraged to do some volunteering to enhance your job prospects upon graduating, and you'll also have the opportunity to collaborate with partners from the NHS and prison services.

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