If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy investigating and debating ideas, this course is for you.
Youâll 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.
Our foundation course gives you all the academic knowledge you need to progress to the full degree programme.
**Why Choose University of Cumbria**
Youâll study all about the mind and human behaviour with our course and youâll 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 youâll develop and hones skills, such as; research techniques, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods; data handling and analysis skills, laboratory reports and communication skills.
- Youâll be 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
Youâll be based in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park â now a UNESCO World Heritage site Â- in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and youâll 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.
Programme Structure and content At levels 3 and 4. There are no optional modules. Level 3: Year 1. All Modules at this level are compulsory: Essential Academic Skills, Essential Professional Development, Understanding Society, Working with People, Individual Case Study, Development Across the Lifespan. Level 4: Year 2 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. At levels 5 and 6 you may select 2 optional modules to study alongside the 3 compulsory modules. Level 5: Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Social and Community Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics Development, Brain and Cognition. Level 6: Year Compulsory Modules - Critical Psychology, Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and measuring differences and Dissertation. There are optional units which can be taken in year 3 and 4.
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Carlisle is not the party capital of the UK – if you’re looking to drink your student loan away, you’ll find it difficult here! What you get instead is a lovely small town, and a small student body. This means you’ll really connect with everyone here, and your teachers can really devote their attention to you and help with your degree. The lectures and seminars are also really cosy, and tutors will often encourage debate between you and your class, which for will really help with the learning and fostering of ideas.
Set for Year 1 for EU at £6,000
Set for Year 1 for England at £6,000
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £6,000
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £6,000
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £6,000
Set for Year 1 for International at £7,500
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