University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

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Understanding what makes people tick prepares you for a wide range of careers, not just as a professional psychologist - no wonder Psychology is such an incredibly popular degree course. You’ll learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behaviour. How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? It’s the first element of training towards a career as a Chartered Psychologist, and you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of professional settings. You can get involved in the research carried out by our staff, both as a participant and as a researcher, and not just through your classes and final year projects - there are paid research student internships and part-time research assistant positions available. You can also take part in conference talks, research publications and research grants - our current students regularly publish themselves, or become members of the editorial panel of ‘Diffusion’, UCLan’s own undergraduate research journal. Some of our graduates pursue a career in psychology by undertaking postgraduate training to become professional psychologists, including our BPS-accredited Master’s programmes. However, UCLan graduates are valued more broadly, and others utilise the skills that our degree encourages to take graduate-level positions in a range of organisations, including the Police, Prison Service, NHS, social and community services, health authorities and in the pharmaceutical industry, and in education and training.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Current Topics in Psychology I, Current Topics in Psychology II. Plus two modules from the following: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology, Topics in Forensic and Criminal Psychology, Psychology of the Media, Mind Games: Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Year 2: Compulsory modules; Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Methods, Psychological Research 2: Qualitative Methods, Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Individual Differences. Plus two modules from the following: Health Psychology, Applying Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience, Sports Psychology Year 3: Compulsory modules; Psychology Project. Optional modules; Select four modules from the following: Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting, Interpersonal and Organisational Psychology, Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology, Psychology Placement Module, EITHER Violent and Sexual Offending OR Crime: Impacts and Consequences, EITHER Neuropsychological Disorders and Techniques OR Brain, Treatments and Behaviour, EITHER Theory & Practice in Sport Psychology OR Psychology of Diet and Exercise, EITHER Health Psychology: Theory and Practice OR Health Promotion

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Psychology at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS