Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

What makes people think and feel the way they do? Study our Cambridge-based, British Psychological Society-accredited degree and take the first step towards a career as a chartered psychologist. Learn from academics who are experts in their fields, gain research skills in our excellent specialist labs and facilities, and put theory into practice through course projects and an optional placement year. Continue your professional training after graduating and specialise as a forensic, clinical, health or occupational psychologist. Curiosity about people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour is at the centre of this course. You’ll be encouraged to keep asking questions, and develop the scientific, analytical and research skills you need to become psychologists of the future to find answers. Psychology affects everything we do. while on this course, you’ll learn about the science of mind and behaviour, covering the breadth of discipline, from applied, social and clinical psychology, to cognitive neuroscience and biological psychology. While on this course, you’ll learn about scientific, philosophical and historical areas of psychology. Our core modules will give you a solid foundation in the main principles of psychology, and our optional modules the freedom to concentrate on your own interests in more depth. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to follow your interests into specialised further study, or find a career perfectly suited to you. Our staff are actively engaged in research, and they’ll support you all the way. Plus, there’s the opportunity to go to extra-curricular weekly seminars, which feature guest presentations from specialist academics and researchers. While you’re here, you’ll take advantage of our excellent research facilities, including specialist laboratories for measuring electrical activity in the brain, eye movement, psychoneuroimmunology, emotions and communication, psychometrics, human behaviour, consumer reactions, and much more. Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Providing you graduate with at least a second-class honours degree, you’ll be eligible for graduate chartered membership of the Society. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

Course details


Year one, core modules: Becoming a Researcher, Self and Society, Mind and Behaviour. Year one, optional modules: The Psychology of Everyday Life, Introduction to Clinical and Health Psychology, Anglia Language Programme. Year two, core modules: Research in Action: Statistical Thinking, Social Psychology: Development and Difference, Ruskin Module, Research in Action: Qualitative Methods and Psychology in Practice, Diagnosis and Formulation in Mental Health, Brain, Body and Mind. Year three, core modules: Psychology Project. Year three, optional modules: Neuropsychology, Critical Issues in Health Psychology, Emotion, Sex, Sexuality and Gender, Psychology in the Workplace, Clinical Psychology, Stress and Stress Management, Lifespan Development, Consumer Psychology, Psychological Therapies, Forensic Psychology, Atypical Development, Groups in Conflict: Social Psychological Issues, Cyberpsychology, The Neuroscience of Self.

Assessment method

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. You’ll complete exams (both written and practical), essays, research reports, oral presentations, lab reports and a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS