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Applied Psychology (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Fascinated about human behaviour from how children learn, to managing stress in the workplace and the motivations for and the treatment of offending behaviour?Well, our course brings all the core areas of psychology together, so you will learn about the development, social, biological, cognitive and research methodologies in this field, but with a practical focus to make your CV stand out from the crowd.Your foundation year will give you all the core academic skills that you need to progress onto the full degree programme.You won't just learn about psychology theoretically, you will be putting it into practice using real people and case studies to bolster your learning.And, thanks to the great links we have with regional and national organisations, from prisons to victim support charities and homeless organisations, you'll have the opportunity to get career-enhancing voluntary work throughout your studies.- 97.6% of our students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017)- Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and you may be eligible for Chartered membership- 50% of your studies will be practical - through research, case studies and data collection- Opportunities to gain additional professional development and accredited qualifications alongside your course- 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- Opportunity to take part in field trips in the UK and abroad- Complete work experience in prisons with the chance to study alongside prisoners for real-life learning- Study on our vibrant and friendly Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle, just 30 minutes from the Lake District National Park and ScotlandOur course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities e.g. psychology film club, enrichment evening and daytime seminars led by local and national experts, research participation scheme and a staff-student conference.We'll also prepare you for a range of postgraduate opportunities, including becoming a Chartered Psychologist and in specialist areas, such as health, forensic, community, counselling and organisational psychology.Our programme aims to give students an overview of the theory and practice within psychology, whilst also allowing you to advanced skills in research and an in-depth understanding of the mind and human behaviour.Year 1 - You'll develop a foundational knowledge of psychology and social sciences as well as academic writing and study skills.Year 2 – You'll build knowledge in the foundations of psychology as a discipline and develop key skills through lectures, workshops and problem based learning. You'll build knowledge of the history of the discipline, research methods and analytical techniques and learn about the key theories and Psychologists.Year 3 – You'll start to develop a more in-depth understanding of research, theory and practice and develop important research and practical skills. In addition to your compulsory modules, you’ll be able to select two options to begin exploring the topics you are really interested in. Options include Mental Health and Well-Being; Psychology of Teaching and Learning, Environmental Psychology and the Psychology of Eating Disorders.Year 4 – You'll undertake an independent research project that will allow you to explore a topic of interest and pursue your own research question. You’ll also be able to further advance your knowledge in your chosen ar

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 118 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    120 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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