Psychology

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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Susanne Shrewsbury - MSc Psychology Conversion

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I joined as a mature student who already had a degree. I was afforded all the info as to where I needed to be, who my academic adviser was etc. UCLan does very well with the holistic aspect of student welfare.
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BSc Forensic Psychology
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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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Get to know us

Get a feel for our campus and meet current students and staff at an Open Day. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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What can I do with an psychology degree?

Our psychology degree equips you with a range of skills which open up many opportunities.

What jobs can you get with a psychology degree?

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Occupational Psychologist
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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.

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Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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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.

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Professor Simon P. Liversedge
Professor of Cognitive Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Simon's research interests lie in the field of cognitive psychology, and in particular eye movements, reading and human visual cognition. Throughout his research career he has used eye movement recording techniques to investigate a variety of aspects of human visual, linguistic a…

Professor Jane Ireland
Professor
School of Psychology and Humanities

Jane teaches across a range of forensic psychology subjects. She is a practicing Forensic Psychologist who works as a clinician at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, where she runs violence therapy programmes. She is also an accredited EMDR (trauma) therapist and provides trauma t…