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BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (with integrated foundation year)

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

UCAS

Course code C811

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UCAS

Course code C811

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Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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BritishPsychologySocietyLogo.png, Fascinated about human behaviour – from how children learn, to managing stress in the workplace and the motivations for and the treatment of offending behaviour?

Well, our course brings all the core areas of psychology together, so you’ll learn about the development, social, biological, cognitive and research methodologies in this field, but with a practical focus to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Your foundation year will give you all the core academic skills that you need to progress onto the full degree programme.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You won’t just learn about psychology theoretically, you’ll be putting it into practice using real people and case studies to bolster your learning.

And, thanks to the great links we have with regional and national organisations – from prisons to victim support charities and homeless organisations – you’ll have the opportunity to get career-enhancing voluntary work throughout your studies.

  • 97.6% of our students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017)
  • Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and you may be eligible for Charter membership
  • 50% of your studies will be practical - through research, case studies and data collection
  • Opportunities to gain additional professional development and accredited qualifications alongside your course, in areas such as psychometrics
  • Taught by academic tutors with forensics, counselling and clinical backgrounds
  • Tutors carry out pioneering research, which enhances your learning. Plus, it gives you the chance to take part in current research
  • Our excellent links with regional and national charities, not-for-profit and penal institutions offers great work experience and job prospects
  • We have a great reputation nationally for research methodology
  • Opportunity to take part in field trips in the UK and abroad
  • Complete work experience in prisons with the chance to study alongside prisoners for real-life learning
  • Study on our vibrant and friendly Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle, just 30 minutes from the Lake District National Park and Scotland, with great transport links to major cities of Newcastle and Glasgow

Our course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities e.g. psychology film club, enrichment evening and daytime seminars led by local and national experts, research participation scheme and a staff-student conference.

We’ll also prepare you for a range of postgraduate opportunities, including becoming a Chartered Psychologist and in specialist areas, such as health, forensic, community, counselling and organisational psychology.

Whichever career path you choose, the first-class experience you’ll gain from workplace opportunities on this course will be highly desirable to future employers.

Graduate destinations

The skills, knowledge and understanding you gain from the course will help with entry to a range of rewarding professions centred on psychology. You will be in the ideal position for a career in clinical, forensic or educational psychology, health education and promotion, counselling, social work, teaching, organisational behaviour, human resources, and prison or probation work.

News and Events

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

Posted: 17 Dec 2019

Good causes are receiving support from University of Cumbria staff and students in the run up to Christmas. They have donated items to local foodbanks in recent weeks, with collection boxes sited around the university's Fusehill Street and Brampton Road campuses, Carlisle and Bowerham Road, Lancaster. Psychology academics and students in Carlisle have made up 150 food parcels, joined by University of Cumbria Students’ Union (UCSU) colleagues. Funds have also been raised for local charities.

New institute’s ambition to tackle NHS staffing crisis

Posted: 1 Nov 2019

A new Institute of Health set up at the University of Cumbria aims to tackle the ongoing staffing crisis in the NHS with a dual purpose of recruiting more new staff in Cumbria as well as upskilling and retaining the current workforce. In addition to growing new recruits, the newly formed institute aims to support policy and research in relation to the NHS Long Term Plan with a renewed emphasis on increased funding for continuing professional development (CPD) and upskilling of current NHS staff.

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Posted: 16 Aug 2019

If you’re looking to make a difference, then choosing a profession that helps others could be the one for you. We have a range of courses that prepare you for highly fulfilling careers in a number a health professions. 

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Fri 31 Jan 2020

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An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.

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