Psychology with Health and Wellbeing in Society at De Montfort University - UCAS

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. Alongside studies in psychology, you will also explore the social science perspectives in relation to health issues. Our programme helps to equip you with transferable skills in critical thinking and communication, as well as more industry specific competencies such as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills. Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – such as 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. Through elective modules in the second and third years, you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to align with your interests in specific areas of psychology and health and wellbeing in society. Key features

  • Your programme will be delivered in teaching blocks, which means you predominantly focus on one 30 credit module at a time in your first and second year (apart from two 15 credit modules delivered in year 2)
  • We offer a wide range of option modules at Year 3 that allow you to tailor your degree according to your interests and career aspirations
  • 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
  • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity
  • Graduate careers include healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching and human resources.
  • 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
  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), meaning 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 topics including applied psychology, psychology of social problems, mind, brain and behaviour, psychology across the lifespan and employability skills and psychology


FIRST YEAR Block 1: Professional Skills for Psychologists Block 2: Core Areas and Research Methods 1 Block 3: Psychological & Sociological Theories of Health and Illness Block 4: Core Areas and Research Methods 2 SECOND YEAR Block 1: Mind, Brain and Behaviour Block 2: Psychology across the Lifespan Block 3: Elective Module: Psychology and Mental Health or Psychology of Social Problems Block 3: Application of Social Theories of Health and Illness Block 4: Personality and Social Psychology THIRD YEAR Core modules: Block 1: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Block 1: Employability Skills and Psychology Block 2, choose one optional module from: Counselling Psychology Cognitive Neuropsychology Wellbeing and Positive Psychology Introduction to Data Science for Psychologists Loss, Grief and Bereavement: Cultural, Social, and Therapeutic Perspectives Psychology of Addiction Psychology and Culture: Global Issues and International Perspectives Psychology of Human Rights, Activism and Social Justice Block 3, choose one optional module from: Mental Health and Wellbeing Health, Technology and Society Social Exclusion and Health Gender, Health and Healthcare Block 4: Psychology Project

Assessment method

Assessment combines various methods including: -Essays -Written exams -Multiple choice exams -Presentations -Podcasts -Portfolios -Critical reviews As well as more innovative methods such as research reports, critical reviews of research papers and portfolio assignments. In your final year you will also complete a 6000-8000 word dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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

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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:
Psychology with Health and Wellbeing in Society at De Montfort University - UCAS