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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. 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 have the option to complete a work experience placement where you’ll see academic theory applied in practice. We offer excellent facilities including dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technicians. Studying a Psychology degree will equip you with a range of skills that are transferable and desired by employers including critical thinking, analysing data, communicating ideas (written, oral and visual), numerical reasoning skills, computer literacy, effective teamwork, project management, and being self-directed in meeting deadlines. These are the kinds of skills that make Psychology graduates attractive to employers, and competitive in the job market. Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or moving on to postgraduate study. An accredited Psychology degree allows you to access further training for specialist Psychology careers such as Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Forensic Psychology Psychology graduates are valued across a range of fields and thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in healthcare, criminal justice, education, social work, market research, social research, UX research, policy-making, advertising, and human resources. Graduates are also able to access graduate training schemes across various industries such as financial services, civil services, etc. Key features • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback, and enjoy a better study-life balance • We have experience delivering BPS-accredited programmes, and our new block teaching design will also be undergoing accreditation. This ensures teaching remains relevant to the latest developments in the sector. Upon accreditation of our block teaching approach, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis 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) • Choose to study Psychology as a single honours programme or in combination with Education Studies, Criminology, or Health and Wellbeing in Society. • The expertise of our staff spans four main research clusters: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity • Employability is embedded in our course to help develop your skills. In your final year, we have a dedicated Employability Skills and Psychology module where you will undertake a period of work experience and consider how psychological theory can be applied in a work environment • Graduate careers include healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching, and human resources. 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.


We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and coursemates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessments and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. FIRST YEAR: Professional Skills for Psychologists, Core Areas and Research Methods 1, Applied Psychology, Core Areas and Research Methods 2. SECOND YEAR: Mind, Brain, and Behaviour, Psychology Across the Lifespan, Psychology and Mental Health, Psychology of Social Problems and Personality and Social Psychology. THIRD YEAR: Core modules Psychology Project, Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Employability Skills and Psychology. Optional modules Criminological and Forensic Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Work Psychology, Psychology of Health and Illness, Wellbeing and Positive Psychology, Psychology of Eating Behaviour, Psychology and Education, Cyberpsychology, Perception, Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice, Introduction to Data Science for Psychologists, Data Science with R, Human Sexual and Reproductive Behaviours, Loss, Grief and Bereavement: Cultural, Social, and Therapeutic Perspectives, Psychology of Addiction Psychology of Human Rights, Activism and Social Justice, and Psychology and Culture: Global Issues and International Perspectives

Assessment method

Our block teaching approach has been designed to be inclusive in order to make learning and teaching accessible to all. It has been designed using the Universal Design for Learning principles, which means there is a lot of variety in teaching, learning, and assessment. Teaching will be in the form of; lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. Lectures are primarily presentation-based. Some lectures may have only 10-20 students whereas others may have up to 100-300 students. Seminars and workshops typically involve more interactive or practical exercises and demonstrations and commonly have around 10-20 students. Tutorials may be one-to-one or in small groups. In addition to timetabled teaching, you are expected to engage in approximately 20-25 hours of self-directed study, including library research, group work, and report or essay writing. Assessment combines various methods including essays, written exams, multiple choice exams, presentations, and critical reviews. We also utilise more innovative methods such as portfolios, podcasts, blogs, and grant applications. In your final year, you will also complete a 6,000-8,000 word dissertation. Modules use different assessment methods, although most employ a combination of examinations and coursework

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2023/24 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government. For Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information:
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