Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and mental distress, while studying in our specialist psychology labs in Cambridge.
You’re fascinated by human behaviour, emotions, and relationships, and want to make a real difference in people’s lives. On our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology with Clinical Psychology degree course, you’ll learn the main principles of psychology and how they’re applied in healthcare settings.
Together, we’ll explore the science behind what we do and who we are, with a strong focus on clinical and developmental psychology, mental health, and therapies and interventions. You’ll also develop the scientific, analytical and research skills you need to become a psychologist.
By studying psychology at ARU, you’ll immerse yourself in the science of mind and behaviour – and take the first step towards a career as a chartered psychologist, or training as a clinical psychologist.
A psychologist is someone who has completed an undergraduate degree that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), such as our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology.
Psychologists may register with the BPS after graduation, and advance in their careers through experience and further training.
Psychologists tend to work with healthier individuals who are experiencing issues such as stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, or relationship difficulties. Alternatively, they could work in psychological research, or use their knowledge of psychology in industry settings.
A clinical psychologist is someone who has gone on to complete a three-year doctoral training programme after attaining a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree.
As well as the BPS, clinical psychologists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. They usually specialise in particular issues or populations and continue to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.
Clinical psychologists are qualified to work with individuals with all types of mental health difficulties, including those who are experiencing more severe and complex issues such as psychosis and personality disorders.