If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy investigating and debating ideas, this course is for you. You’ll explore human experience across a vast range of contexts and lifespans - from understanding the biological basis of behaviour to questioning contemporary issues such as the impact of social media on child development. Our foundation course gives you all the academic knowledge you need to progress to the full degree programme. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** You’ll study all about the mind and human behaviour with our course and you’ll do it innovatively so that you get every chance to boost your employability skills. Backing up your theory with practical skills is an important part of the course, so you’ll develop and hones skills, such as; research techniques, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods; data handling and analysis skills, laboratory reports and communication skills. - You’ll be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society on graduation - Flexible module choices so you can carve your degree to suit your interests - Small class sizes mean we get to know you well and support you throughout your studies - Taught by academic tutors with forensics, counselling and clinical backgrounds - Tutors carry-out pioneering research, which enhances your learning. Plus, it gives you the chance to take part in current research - Our excellent links with regional and national charities, not-for-profit and penal institutions offers great work experience and job prospects - We have a great reputation nationally for research methodology - Our course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities e.g. Psychology Film Club, Enrichment Evening and Day time Seminars led by local and National Experts, Research Participation Scheme, Staff-Student Conference You’ll be based in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do. A degree in psychology will provide you with a broad range of competencies that are transferable and possess currency in the workplace. Graduates can pursue a career in research, within legal, social and welfare settings, business, HR, childcare, health and education professions.