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Psychology

Let's question more than the research. Let's question the mind.

Available at both our Preston and Burnley campuses, our psychology courses provide a blend of theory and practice to prepare you for the real world. Taught by staff with national and international reputations, who are conducting cutting-edge research that ensures our courses are contemporary and relevant to your future employment.

On our psychology degree courses, you’ll learn how to apply psychological knowledge to academic and real world issues. Discover the mind and behaviour, enabling you to understand the way people act, react and interact.

You’ll benefit from hands-on learning with access to over 30 state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Fantastic facilities support the experiential learning environment including custom-designed laboratories such as the Health Suite, Cognitive Complex, Psychophysiology Suite, and the Brain Imaging Lab.

During your studies, you’ll be taught by academics that produce nationally and internationally recognised research, which has an impact both in academia and in our working and everyday lives. You’ll have the opportunity to engage further with this research through paid internships, participation in research conferences, or publish work alongside peers and staff.

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Why choose us?

  • All our undergraduate psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), with all the courses providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This enables you to enrol on an accredited master’s degree and ultimately, pursue a career as a chartered Psychologist.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to apply to work with staff for a 10-week, paid internship during the summer. This enhances your research skills and employability as you work with leading researchers on ‘cutting edge’ research projects.

  • Our flexible degree routes enable you to alter your psychology degree as your interest, expertise and career aspirations develop.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

Graduates from our degrees can progress to professional careers in Forensic Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist, Academic and research Psychologist, Educational Psychologist and Health Psychologist. You can also find our graduates working in a range of other organisations, including the Police Service, NHS, social and community services, health authorities and in the pharmaceutical industry, education and training.

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Our Open Days are designed to give you a taste of what it's like to study with us and explore the very facilities you will be making use of during your studies.

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