University of Cumbria

Psychology University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy investigating and debating ideas, this course is for you.

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.

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 hones 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 on graduation

  • Flexible module choices so you can carve your degree to suit your interests

  • Small class sizes mean we get to know you well and support you throughout your studies

  • 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

  • Our excellent links with regional and national charities, not-for-profit and penal institutions offers great work experience and job prospects

  • We have a great reputation nationally for research methodology

  • 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

  • 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

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. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

A degree in psychology will provide you with a broad range of competencies that are transferable and possess currency in the workplace.

Graduates can pursue a career in research, within legal, social and welfare settings, business, HR, childcare, health and education professions.

Course details


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

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C800
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code F

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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 £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Cumbria
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0845 606 1144

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