University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Applied Psychology

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Course summary

The value of psychological expertise is recognised in all walks of life. You’ll focus on forensic, occupational and clinical psychology, working with applied psychologists and carrying out research that will set you up for a career in the field. Study Applied Psychology at the University Leicester and you will benefit from a flexible degree course accredited by the British Psychological Society and taught by leading academics. You’ll have the opportunity to conduct your own psychological research in our state-of-the art facilities including the £42 million George Davies Centre. You will also have the option to study abroad for a year in The Netherlands, or opt for a placement year in industry to further develop your employability and life skills. You will study topics in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, biological psychology, research methods and statistics, psychopathology and individual differences, and historical developments of psychological science. You will also study on how psychology is applied in different contexts and environments such as in health service, criminal justice system and the workplace. You will learn through lectures, seminars, discussion groups and practical projects carried out in one of our many specialist laboratories. You will graduate with the ability to apply rigorous psychological scientific reasoning and argumentation skills to solve problems. The accredited nature of the course means that you will be eligible to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society; the necessary first step on the way to becoming a professional psychologist. Our research-led teaching means you will learn from leading academics delivering cutting-edge knowledge. We also provide you with the opportunity to conduct your own psychological research, from design right through to analysis of data and write-up, ensuring that you are fully competent in the use of the statistical methods and software required to analyse the data you collect. Our degree is flexible enough for you to transfer to our BSc Psychology or BSc Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience at the end of your first year if that’s the path you wish to choose, or transfer to Medicine.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C811
Institution code:
L34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
53%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
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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

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2022/3 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Applied Psychology at University of Leicester - UCAS