BSc Psychology

Study 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.

Course details

What makes us tick? For psychologists, it’s the ultimate question – and one you’ll look at from many angles. When you graduate, you’ll have a wealth of insight into the human mind, as well as the ability to help people in real and meaningful ways.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

University of Leicester

Course overview

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 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.


Entry requirements

A-levels: ABB/BBB. We may consider two AS-levels in place of one A2-level. General Studies accepted.

EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.

GCSE: Five subjects at grade C/4 to include English Language, Mathematics or Statistics, and a science (acceptable science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science or Additional Science)

Access to HE Diploma: Strong Science based course is preferred. Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 credits at distinction, plus GCSEs as above.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall. Must include a minimum of grade 4 in SL Maths or grade 3 in HL Maths, grade 4 in a science and English if subjects not held at GCSE

BTEC Nationals: Applied Science or Health and Social Care preferred. Pass Extended Diploma with DDM, plus GCSEs as above in all cases. Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma may be considered in addition to supplementary qualifications.

T Levels: Merit. Please contact our Admissions Team for full details of T Levels accepted.


We have an extensive programme of lectures and talks from invited speakers. Chartered psychologists from a broad range of areas (occupational, clinical, forensic and counselling) give insights into how they achieved their career paths and what the subject can involve.

Graduate from our Psychology degrees have gone on to work for a wide range of employers including:

Zenith Media
Priory Hospital
National Fostering Agency
HMP Whitemoor
Civil Service


At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.

  • Historical Perspectives in Psychology
  • Introduction to Brain and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Cognition
  • Introduction to Developmental, Social and Applied Psychology
  • Psychological Research Skills 1
  • Psychological Research Skills 2
  • Thinking and Communicating Like a Psychologist 1
  • Thinking and Communicating Like a Psychologist 2

Core modules

  • Information Processing and Cognition
  • Practical Research Skills in Psychology
  • Psychology Research Project
  • Psychopathology: an integrated approach to disorders of the mind
  • Social and Developmental Psychology

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Topics in Professional Psychology

Plus two option modules from:

  • Topics in Clinical Neuroscience
  • Topics in Health and Wellbeing
  • Topics in Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Programming for Psychology

Core modules

  • Advanced Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Brain and Cognition


  • Psychology Dissertation (double module)

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Individual and Interactive Decision Making
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology Across the Lifespan
  • Visual Cognition: From the laboratory to the real world

Plus two option modules from:

  • Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Evolution, Cognition and Behaviour
  • Individual Differences and Wellbeing
  • Neuroscience of mental health
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Psychology in the Educational Context