De Montfort University

Psychology with Health and Wellbeing in Society De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

De Montfort University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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Our psychology degree gives you an understanding of theories and research regarding the scientific study of mind and behaviour. You will also receive research methods training and be supported to undertake your own original Psychology research project in the final year of your studies.

Reasons to study Psychology with Health and Wellbeing in Society at DMU:

100% of our Criminology graduates from summer 2016 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015-16 report [above the sector average of 94.3%]

Psychology at DMU in UK Top 5 for student experience
according to the Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2017

96% of Psychology students
revealed that they were satisfied with the course as a whole in the 2017 National Student Survey

Taught by expert staff
across the two complementary disciplines of Psychology and Health and Wellbeing in Society

£12 million investment
with dedicated psychology spaces for teaching and student research

Award winning research excellence
Psychology academic awarded the British Psychological Society’s highest honour for significant contribution to Psychology

DMU Frontrunners and DMU Graduate Champions schemes
CV-enhancing opportunities for paid internships during and after your studies

#DMUglobal international experience initiative
Psychology students have had the opportunity visit France, Russia and Taiwan

DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]

The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]

Course details


YEAR ONE: Introductory Research Methods in Psychology; Core Areas of Psychology; Historical Perspectives in Psychology; Psychological and Sociological Theories of Health and Illness. YEAR TWO: Further Research Methods for Psychologists; Biological Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology; Personality and Intelligence; Social Aspects of Health and Illness. 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. 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. Assessment combines various methods including: essays, written exams and multiple choice exams.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C8B9
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.
A level 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.
Scottish Higher 120 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with one subject at grade C or better.

Fees for 2020-2021 yet to be determined 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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.

Provider information

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Course contact details

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Admissions Team

0116 257 7700

Admissions Division

01162 50 60 70