University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Carlisle - Fusehill Street|
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
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|