Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and mental distress, while studying in our specialist psychology labs in Cambridge.
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.
Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology degree will help you understand people: their behaviour, emotions and thoughts.
It will also broaden your understanding of illness and healthcare, as you consider the links between psychological disorders and people’s overall health and wellbeing. We’ll look at how you can assess the whole person through observation, interviews, tests and research. We’ll also learn about treatments in areas such as clinical psychology and cognitive neuropsychology.
You’ll learn from expert tutors who are actively engaged in research work. And you can take advantage of our specialist facilities too, including laboratories for measuring electrical activity in the brain, eye movement, psychoneuroimmunology, emotions and communication, psychometrics, and much more.
Outside of the lab, there’s the chance to join weekly seminars from guest speakers and take an optional placement year.
After graduation, you’ll be ready to continue your professional training and prepare for a career in clinical psychology.
Psychology degrees at ARU
This is just one of the undergraduate psychology degrees that we offer in Cambridge. You can also choose to study BSc (Hons) Psychology, or explore both psychology and criminology.
Work in specialist psychology labs in our Science Centre.
Use virtual reality headsets, eye trackers, driving simulators and more.
Monitor physiological and brain activity in our specialist labs.
Analyse biomarkers such as cortisol and testosterone in saliva and hair samples.
Learn in our £45m Science Centre in the heart of Cambridge.
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At ARU you’ll be based in our £45m Science Centre. It opened in 2018 and features a range of psychology labs including:
Our labs house commercial software packages and specialist psychological equipment such as:
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.
Course Leader, BSc Psychology
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.
"I’ve conducted my own research [which] has allowed me to gain first-hand experience of what it means to be a psychologist."
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