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University of Cumbria

Applied Psychology

UCAS Code: C810

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,D-A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C-A,A,A,A

UCAS Tariff

104-128

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Applied psychology

Fascinated about human behaviour from how children learn, to managing stress in the workplace and the motivations for and the treatment of offending behaviour?

Our course brings all the core areas of psychology together, so you'll 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.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**
You will not 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 will have the opportunity to get career-enhancing voluntary work throughout your studies.

- 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

- 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

- Potentially complete work experience in prisons with the chance to study alongside prisoners for real-life learning

- 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 Scotland, with great transport links to major cities of Newcastle and Glasgow

Our course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities, including psychology film club, enrichment evening and daytime seminars led by local and national experts, research participation scheme and staff-student conference.

We will 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.

Whichever career path you choose, the first-class experience you will gain from workplace opportunities on this course will be highly desirable to future employers.

Our programme aims to give students an overview of the theory and practice within psychology, whilst also exploring how this can be applied to real-life settings and case studies.

Year 1 - You will 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 2 - You will start to develop a more in depth understanding of research, theory and practice. 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 applied modules in forensic, clinical, educational and environmental psychology.

Year 3 - 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 The Psychology of Violent Behaviour, Psychology and Health and Trauma and Resilience.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Health and Social Care

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

94%
high
Applied psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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