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Course overview

Psychology is a fascinating subject for anyone curious to know why we behave the way we do. From the way we teach our children to the way we care for our elderly, from the way we sell products to the way in which we consume them, and from the way we develop as individuals to the way in which we come together in groups, psychology helps us form a deeper understanding, and sometimes surprises us!

  • University Centre Shrewsbury
Up to 7 Years

Why Study Applied Psychology (Shrewsbury) with us?

Our applied psychology course focuses on ways in which psychological theory and research helps us understand, and indeed influences, the way in which we live our lives.

At its core, it is focused around the many different approaches psychologists use fully to understand behaviour. The emphasis on understanding the practical ways in which psychology can be put to work, its links with the local community and businesses, and the prominence it places on personal employability, are intended to give graduates from the course a particularly attractive portfolio to present to potential employers.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 3rd June
  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 15th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Thursday 8th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October
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University Centre Shrewsbury

With an impressive heritage combined with modern facilities, Shrewsbury provides the ideal setting to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as offering unique opportunities for research and Continuing Professional Development.

The University of Chester and Shropshire Council have established University Centre Shrewsbury to increase your Higher Education prospects and offer a personalised and engaging student experience shaped to you.

The courses and wider opportunities on offer at University Centre Shrewsbury are designed to support students to excel in their chosen field; being extremely employable, highly innovative, enterprising, and benefitting from practice-based experience, alongside academic rigour as part of every course.

Alongside this focus, the curriculum, research and partnerships aim to have as much of a positive impact as possible locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, helping Shropshire to become a focus for research across a range of economic, environmental and other challenges facing society in the 21st century.


Sitting within a loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a vibrant and cultural town, steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. With cobbled streets filled with original and one-off independent restaurants and shops, and a broad range of pubs, clubs, wine bars and restaurants to enjoy at night, there’s lots to explore and enjoy as a student in Shrewsbury.

If it’s sports that you’re interested in, there is a good selection available: from outdoor adventures on the Shropshire Hills to daily cycles through the town centre. Shrewsbury is also home to a number of events and festivals throughout the year, such as: Shrewsbury Folk Festival, The Big Busk, Shrewsbury Food Festival and the Shrewsbury regatta; an annual rowing event.

Visit Days

Visit Days offer applicants an opportunity to find out everything that they want to know about studying at University Centre Shrewsbury.