BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology

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Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and mental distress, while studying in our specialist psychology labs in Cambridge.

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We are psychologists

Professional psychologists talk about the things that motivate, unite and inspire them.

You’ve always liked the idea of helping people. Of supporting them to make positive changes in their lives. Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology with Clinical Psychology degree course can help you do just that.

Together, we’ll explore the main principles of psychology, with a strong focus on clinical and developmental psychology, mental health, and therapies and interventions. You’ll also develop the scientific, analytical and research skills you need to become a psychologist.

By studying psychology at ARU, you’ll immerse yourself in the science of mind and behaviour – and take the first step towards a career as a chartered psychologist.

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Specialist labs

At ARU you’ll be based in our £45m Science Centre. It opened in 2018 and features a range of psychology labs including:

  • EEG Lab
  • Perception Lab
  • Neuroscience Lab
  • Developmental Lab
  • Psychometrics Lab.

Industry-standard equipment

Our labs house commercial software packages and specialist psychological equipment such as:

  • PowerLab devices for monitoring emotional and physiological response
  • a portable Nexus device, for recording similar activity outside the lab
  • a Tobii Pro 300TX eyetracker
  • driving simulator
  • Oculus Rift VR headset
  • visual and acoustic stimulation systems
  • functional near-infrared spectroscopy
  • 64 channel Brain Vision EEG/ERP system.

British Psychological Society

Achieve a second-class honours degree or above, and you’ll be eligible for graduate chartered membership of the British Psychological Society. It’s your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.


As a graduate chartered member of the British Psychological Society, you’ll be ready to undertake further training in clinical psychology – ultimately going on to improve the psychological well-being of clients.

You’re likely to work in the NHS, in settings such as hospitals, community mental health teams or child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). There are also options to work in private practice.

Psychologists have skills that are sought after in other industries too, including the ability to understand social behaviour and analyse data.

Whichever path interests you most, you can be sure that you’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities that industry needs. We work with employers, and they help us review what we teach and how we teach it – offering hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Graduation doesn't need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies, we offer a range of postgraduate degrees including MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology, MSc Clinical Child Psychology, and MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Louise Kelly

"I’ve conducted my own research [which] has allowed me to gain first-hand experience of what it means to be a psychologist."

Louise Kelly

BSc (Hons) Psychology student

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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