De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. On this course, we explore human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to move on to postgraduate study. Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare. On the course you’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. You’ll also complete a work experience placement where you’ll see academic theory applied in practice. Key features • Choose to study Psychology as a single honours programme or in combination with Education Studies, Criminology or Health and Wellbeing in Society. • Our course is accredited by the BPS, ensuring teaching remains relevant to the latest developments in the sector. • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity. • Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, police services, teaching, human resources and healthcare. • Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme*. Psychology students have recently explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur. • You will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS – the starting point of your career as a chartered psychologist – on successful completion of your degree (subject to achieving a minimum of 2:2). • You will study a range of modules including psychology in context, social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology and employability skills and psychology. You’ll also explore human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.

Course details

Modules

YEAR ONE: Introductory Research Methods in Psychology; Core Areas of Psychology; Historical Perspectives in Psychology; Psychology in Context; Empirical Psychology. YEAR TWO: Further Research Methods for Psychologists; Abnormal Psychology; Biological Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Personality and Intelligence; Social Psychology. YEAR THREE: Psychology Project; Conceptual Issues and Critical Debates in Psychology; Employability Skills and Psychology; Optional Modules.

Assessment method

Teaching will be in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. In addition to timetabled teaching you are expected to engage in approximately 20-25 hours of self-directed study. Assessments combine various methods including essays, written exams and multiple choice exams as well as more innovative methods such as oral presentations, research reports, critical reviews of research papers and portfolio assignments. In your final year you will also complete an 8000-10,000 word dissertation. Contact hours in a typical week will depend on your year of study and the optional modules chosen. However, typically you will have between 10-15 contact hours of teaching per week.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C800
Institution code:
D26
Campus name:
Leicester Campus
Campus code:
Y

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14750 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Psychology at De Montfort University - UCAS