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.

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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.

  • Applied Psychology (BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology) is ranked top in the UK for overall satisfaction with 95% (National Student Survey 2022).

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Staff spotlight - Carolina Campodonico

I mostly teach clinical psychology on the BSc Psychology, the MSc in Clinical Psychology and the TAPP Course. Apart from teaching, I supervise students’ placements and final year projects and I am the first-year tutor for three BSc courses.

When students get excited about something I am teaching, and they start discussing the topic with me or between them, or when they stop to have a chat with me at the end of a lecture, that’s the best part of my job

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Come and visit us

Attend our Open Day and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences, speak to academics and get a feel for life at UCLan.

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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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Explore the facilities

Psychology is located in the multi-million pound, purpose-built Darwin Building, housing over 30 state-of-the-art laboratories to provide you with a first-class learning environment. These fantastic facilities support your experiential learning - laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment to ensure you graduate with contemporary skills and knowledge of direct benefit to you and your potential employers.

Meet the team

You will receive support from a passionate large staff base, teaching in their areas of expertise. The Professors in Psychology all lecture on their own specialist topics at various points of the different degree programmes. The inspiration and understanding that can be gained from these staff encourages many of our students to seek further qualifications either through our taught master's provision or through postgraduate research qualifications.