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Psychology degrees

You’re drawn to ideas about human behaviour. You want to explore the science and history around the way we think. Our courses offer total immersion, with access to state-of-the-art psychology facilities including EEG and Eye-Tracking labs.

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Applied and Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Distance learning
Available as:
5 years part-time
Accredited by:

British Psychological Society

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Psychology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Accredited by:

British Psychological Society

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Psychology with Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Accredited by:

British Psychological Society

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Clinical Child Psychology

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
15 months full-time
,
28 months part-time
,
32 months part-time
Course features
  • Advance your understanding of childhood mental health and developmental disorders
  • Develop your quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Study around your existing commitments with our part-time option
Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
15 months full-time
,
28 months-part-time
,
33 months-part-time
Course features
  • Work alongside world-leading researchers
  • Get hands-on experience with our specialist facilities
  • Gain the skills required to pursue a PhD or research career in cognitive neuroscience

Consumer Psychology

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
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15 months full-time
,
2 years part-time
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2 5 part-time
Course features
  • Gain an advanced understanding of consumer psychology
  • Get hands-on experience with our specialist facilities
  • Put yourself at the forefront of the discipline by joining one of the few European MScs offered in this area
Study in:
Huntingdon
Available as:
2 years part-time
Accredited by:
The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
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Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
24 months part-time
Course features
  • Enhance your understanding of mental health problems and how they’re addressed
  • Learn from research-active staff in our industry-standard psychology labs in Cambridge
  • Study around your existing commitments with our part-time option

Psychology (Conversion)

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
1 year
,
16 months full-time
Course features
  • Develop your scientific understanding of perspectives and theoretical approaches within psychology
  • Learn from research-active staff in our industry-standard psychology labs in Cambridge
  • Design and conduct your own research project

Psychology

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Students undertaking a PhD in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin become part of a newly established and rapidly expanding centre of research excellence. We have world-leading staff members in each of the core areas of Psychology, with particular strengths in cognitive neuroscience, cognition and emotion, social psychology and health psychology.
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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Our School of Psychology and Sport Science is situated in the heart of Cambridge - a city renowned for its contribution to the study of the human psyche.

The specialist labs in our Science Centre house commercial software packages and specialist psychological equipment such as PowerLab devices for monitoring emotional and physiological response, a Tobii Pro 300TX eyetracker, driving simulator, Oculus Rift VR headset and much more.

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.

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Industry-standard equipment

Our labs house commercial software packages and specialist psychological equipment such as:

  • PowerLab devices for monitoring emotional and physiological response
  • a portable Nexus device, for recording similar activity outside the lab
  • a Tobii Pro 300TX eyetracker
  • driving simulator
  • Oculus Rift VR headset
  • visual and acoustic stimulation systems
  • functional near-infrared spectroscopy
  • 64 channel Brain Vision EEG/ERP system.
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Louise Kelly

"I’ve conducted my own research [which] has allowed me to gain first-hand experience of what it means to be a psychologist."

Louise Kelly

BSc (Hons) Psychology student

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