Psychology at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

Are you fascinated by what makes people tick, the human mind and debating psychological ideas? On this psychology degree, we’ll guide you through a vast range of contexts and lifespans – from the biological basis of behaviour to questioning contemporary issues. This degree programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and is designed to give you the knowledge and expertise that allows you to kickstart a successful career. What’s more, our psychology courses are ranked 1st in the North West and 11th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). We're also 1st in the UK for students satisfied with course, teaching and feedback for psychology (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). Course Overview Half of your degree course will be practical, focusing on research techniques, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, data handling and analysis skills, laboratory reports and communication skills. You’ll learn from industry-expert tutors through lectures and seminars. You’ll be encouraged to engage in career-enhancing voluntary work, giving you hands-on experience. You will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The skills, knowledge and understanding you gain from the course will help you access a range of rewarding professions within 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. On this course you will:

  • Study psychology at the University of Cumbria, exploring and applying psychological literature to current issues, contexts and experiences.
  • Be taught and given high-quality support and guidance by our lecturing team, who are active in research and practices.
  • Learn valuable transferrable skills in research, which are highly sought after by employers.
  • Have the opportunity to choose topics and areas that you want to learn more about to tailor your learning experience.
  • Be able to shape your psychology degree experience to your interests and career goals, allowing us to help you to reach your ideal future career.
What you will learn On this degree, you will study five key themes within psychology:
  • The contextualised bio-psychosocial nature of human development and experience
  • Ethical decision making and professional values
  • Gathering and analysing evidence using robust, population relevant and ethical research techniques
  • The pivotal role of academic, professional and graduate skills
  • Experiential problem-based learning
Year one
  • Psychology in Action
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Perspectives in Psychology
  • Professional and Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Psychopathology
Year two
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Development, Brain and Cognition
  • Research Methods in Applied Psychology Settings
  • Work Experience
  • Negotiated Learning
  • Social and Community Psychology
Year three
  • Critical Psychology
  • Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and measuring differences
  • Dissertation
  • Psychological Literacy and Careers
  • Counselling and Coaching Psychology

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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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
International £13250 Year 1

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Psychology at University of Cumbria - UCAS