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Course summary

Explore the science and history of the way we think, with access to state-of-the-art psychology facilities in our Science Centre in Cambridge. Psychology affects everything we do. You’re curious about people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour – and that’s what sits at the heart of our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree course. We’ll encourage you to keep asking questions, to develop the scientific, analytical and research skills you need to become a psychologist. Together, we’ll explore the different facets of psychology including applied, social and clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience and biological psychology. By studying BSc (Hons) Psychology at ARU, you’ll immerse yourself in the science of mind and behaviour – and take the first step towards a career as a chartered psychologist. Psychology is a broad field and there are many areas you could specialise in. Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will give you a sound understanding of the main principles of psychology. But we know you’ll find particular areas that you’re fascinated by. All psychologists do. So, right from Year 1, our optional modules give you the freedom to explore your own interests in more depth. You’ll learn from expert tutors who are actively engaged in research work. And you can take advantage of our specialist facilities too, including laboratories for measuring electrical activity in the brain, eye movement, psychoneuroimmunology, emotions and communication, psychometrics, and much more. Outside of the lab, there’s the chance to join weekly seminars from guest speakers and take an optional placement year. After graduation, you can continue your professional training and find a career that’s perfect for you. You might choose to specialise as a forensic, clinical, health or occupational psychologist. The choice is yours.


Year 1 Core modules Becoming a Researcher Self and Society Mind and Behaviour. Year 1 Optional Modules The Psychology of Everyday Life Clinical and Health Psychology Anglia Language Programme. Year 2 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 3 Core Modules Work Placement - Psychology and Sport Sciences. Year 4 Core Modules Psychology Project. Year 4 Optional Modules Cognitive Neuroscience Culture and Health 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.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

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

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (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

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250 (This is a provisional fee and subject to change) 2022 international fees are to be confirmed
Psychology [with Placement Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS