Advanced Psychology at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

This innovative course – accredited by the British Psychological Society – gives you the chance to set yourself apart by studying psychology to an advanced level. Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, covering a wide range of human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. The field of psychology has the potential for profound beneficial impacts on people and societies. It examines how we make decisions about our medical care, how technology influences our lives and why many of us suffer with poor mental health, while covering many other areas of study. There are plenty of unanswered questions in psychology, and the need for new research and knowledge is extensive. At the University of Leeds you can be part of this process through your own research, with academic experts helping you in your efforts. By studying psychology at Leeds, you will take a scientific approach to learning about human behaviour and the motivations behind it. You will become absorbed by major psychological issues including – but not limited to – healthy living, childhood development, and ageing and memory. Your studies will aid you in solving a variety of real-world problems. You will learn through a combination of teaching methods while studying core areas of psychology, including biological psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology. You will also take part in research activity and data analysis. Our dedicated personal tutoring system will support your development and give you the skills you need to succeed. One of the key aims of the School is to move forward with the development of our students as global citizens. We want you to use your education to address fundamental global questions, such as social justice, climate change, cultural conflict, sustainable development, and diversity. We want you to feel equipped with the skills, knowledge and motivation to tackle these issues in your lives and careers, creating a better and fairer future for everyone. Why Leeds? At Leeds we want to turn you from keen learners to global citizens, ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century. We’ll equip you with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to apply everything you have learned, to make a difference in whatever career you pursue beyond university. We offer high-quality research-led teaching, and you’ll be actively encouraged to engage in ongoing research. Much of this research is collaborative with government departments, research councils, the NHS and industry. We offer a lively learning environment with modern facilities for teaching and research, which aims to produce graduates equipped with current knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to different populations. On our courses you'll be taught and supervised by subject experts at the forefront of current research; these experts are actively publishing in their areas of expertise. This gives you the opportunity to learn from those currently working with the NHS, industry, and charities to improve educational, developmental, clinical, and health outcomes, giving you widespread opportunities to experience how psychological research can be applied to solve real world problems. The option of a year abroad provides unique exposure to different ways of studying and applying psychology, as well as stimulating opportunities for personal development. Alternatively, a year in industry is a fantastic opportunity to develop and learn a range of new skills, put academic theory into practice and develop your understanding of the world of work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in any component

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Advanced Psychology at University of Leeds - UCAS