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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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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 will 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 will study all about the mind and human behaviour with our course and you will 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 zoology modules, which prepares you for a wide range of careers including teaching and research- You may have the opportunity to participate in field and research trips- Our course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities- Small class sizes mean we get to know you well and support you throughout your studiesYou’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.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 will develop a foundational knowledge of psychology and social sciences as well as academic writing and study skills.**Year 2** - You will build knowledge in the foundations of psychology as a discipline and develop key skills through lectures, workshops and problem-based learning. You will build knowledge of the history of the discipline, research methods and analytical techniques and learn about the key theories and Psychologists.**Year 3** - You will 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 will be able to select two options to begin exploring the topics you are really interested in. Options include Animal Behaviour, Contemporary Issues in Human Development and Cross-Cultural Psychology.**Year 4** - You will undertake an independent research project that will allow you to explore a topic of interest and pursue your own research question. You will also be able to further advance your knowledge in your chosen areas of interest with option modules offered such as Understanding Memory Diso

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • 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

    96th out of 118 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    118 57%

    59th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    6th

    2

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