Psychology at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Psychology

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy investigating and debating ideas, this course is for you. The integrated foundation year will give you all the academic skills you need to progress to the full degree programme. You’ll explore human experience across a vast range of contexts and lifespans - from understanding the biological basis of behaviour to questioning contemporary issues such as the impact of social media on child development. A degree in psychology will provide you with a broad range of transferable skills that are valuable in the workplace. So, you can pursue a career in research, within legal, social and welfare settings, business, HR, childcare, health and education professions. Why Choose University of Cumbria You’ll study all about the mind and human behaviour with our course and you’ll do it innovatively so that you get every chance to boost your employability skills. Backing up your theory with practical skills is an important part of the course, so you’ll develop and hone skills, such as; research techniques, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods; data handling and analysis skills, laboratory reports and communication skills.

  • Eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) on graduation
  • Flexible module choices so you can carve your degree to suit your interests
  • 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
  • We have a great reputation nationally for research methodology
  • Our excellent links with regional and national charities, not-for-profit and penal institutions offers great work experience and job prospects
  • There's an opportunity for you to study animal behaviour and zoology, which prepares you for a wide range of careers including teaching and research
  • You have the opportunity to participate in field and research trips
  • Our course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities e.g. Psychology Film Club, Enrichment Evening and Day time Seminars led by local and National Experts, Research Participation Scheme, Staff-Student Conference
  • Small class sizes mean we get to know you well and support you throughout your studies
You’ll be based in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site ­- in the other. You'll also be close to the spectacular North West coastline, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do. Graduate destinations
  • Postgraduate studies in psychology or allied fields (e.g. occupational therapy; youth and community work; social work; teaching; research)
  • Professional training in psychology (e.g. occupational, forensic, educational, clinical, counselling, sport, health psychology)
  • Psychological assistant roles across a range of subject divisions.

Course details

Modules

Year One; All Modules at this level are compulsory, Psychology in Action, Introduction to Psychological Research Methods, Introduction to Data Analysis, Perspectives in Psychology, Professional & Academic Skills, Experimental Methods. Year Two: Compulsory Modules, Social and Community Psychology, Research Methods Statistics, Development, Brain and Cognition. In addition to the compulsory modules listed above you may select 2 modules from a range of options including: Mental Health and Well-being, Animal behaviour, Evolutionary psychology, Independent Study, Psychology of Eating Behaviour and Disorders. Level 6: Compulsory Modules: Critical Psychology, Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and measuring differences Dissertation. At level 6 in addition to the compulsory modules listed above you may select 2 modules from a range of options including: Neuropsychology, Independent Study, Trauma and Resilience, Psychology of Violent Behaviour, Cognition and emotion


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC800
Institution code C99
Campus nameCarlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus codeF

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 128 points
A level BBD - ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher BBBC - AAAA

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
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Psychology at University of Cumbria - UCAS