Fascinated by psychological disorders and their treatment? Our Cambridge-based degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, is designed to introduce you to clinical and health psychology and develop your analytical skills using our specialist labs and facilities. You’ll engage with academics carrying out world-leading research, while an optional placement year and advanced modules in clinical and developmental psychology will give you a head start if you choose to study further to become a professional clinical, health or forensic psychologist.
Our degree will help you understand people and their unusual behaviours, emotions and thoughts. You’ll consider the possible links between psychological disorders and mental, emotional and physical disorders and explore how psychology is applied to the understanding of health, illness and healthcare. Developing your scientific, analytical and research skills, you’ll learn about treatments in areas such as clinical psychology and cognitive neuropsychology.
You’ll use our excellent research facilities, including well-equipped specialist laboratories for measuring electrical activity in the brain, eye movement, psychoneuroimmunology, emotions and communication, psychometrics, human behaviour, consumer reactions and much more.
To make sure you’re kept ahead of the latest findings, you’ll be invited to weekly research seminars with talks from leading academics and researchers.
You have the option to take a placement year as part of your degree.
Accredited by the British Psychological Society
Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Providing you graduate with at least a second-class honours degree, you’ll be eligible for graduate chartered membership of the Society. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. (Please be aware that our placement courses are awaiting BPS accreditation.)
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Psychology graduates are in demand. You could become a professional psychologist in the academic world, or with further study work in specialised clinical, health, educational, occupational or forensic psychology. The skills you’ll learn on our course are also appealing to any employer looking for graduates that can write logical reports, interpret evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour.
Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. For more information please contact the British Psychological Society.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including Masters in Foundations in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology, Applied Positive Psychology, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience and Research Methods in Psychology.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. These will include exams, essays, reports and presentations. There’ll also be some laboratory reports, preparing you for your work after graduation. You’ll write a dissertation in your final year to demonstrate your learning and show us you’ve developed the knowledge and skills to complete the course.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Additional study information
We’ve invested heavily in our research laboratories to give you access to the latest technology.
You could be taught to measure the electrical currents created by activity in the brain in our EEG (electroencephalography) Lab, measure eye movements in our Eye-Tracking Lab, or analyse samples for immune system indicators in our Psychoneuroimmunology Lab. We’ve also designed and installed a number of labs to monitor behaviour and interpersonal interaction.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year)
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