Psychology BSc (Hons)

You’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. You’ll have the option to complete a work experience placement where you’ll see academic theory applied in practice. 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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Studying a Psychology degree will equip you with a range of skills that are transferable and desired by employers including critical thinking, analysing data, communicating ideas (written, oral and visual), numerical reasoning skills, computer literacy, effective team work, project management, and being self-directed in meeting deadlines. These are the kinds of skills that make Psychology graduates attractive for employers, and competitive in the job market.

Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to move on to postgraduate study. An accredited Psychology degree allows you to access further training for specialist Psychology careers such as Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology and Forensic Psychology


Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths
Plus one of the following:

A levels

A minimum of 120 points from at least two A levels
T Levels


BTEC National Diploma – Distinction/Distinction/Merit
BTEC Extended Diploma – Distinction/Distinction/Merit
Alternative qualifications include:

Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE overall 120 UCAS tariff with at least 30 L3 credits at Merit.
English GCSE required as separate qualification. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification.
International Baccalaureate: 30+ points


Graduates from this course gain a range of transferable skills desired by employers including critical thinking, communication skills, project management and data analysis, Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles across a range of well-respected industries including police services, teaching, social work, human resources, healthcare, research, and advertising.

Psychology graduate Kemi Agboke is now working as an Assistant Psychologist, conducting psychological assessments to help diagnose people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD.

Her role also allows Kemi to conduct research and work on topics that interest her, such as dream analysis, as well as day-to-day admin work to make life easier for the consultancy’s psychologists.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Professional Skills for Psychologists
  • Core Areas and Research Methods 1
  • Applied Psychology
  • Core Areas and Research Methods 2
  • Mind, Brain and Behaviour
  • Psychology across the Lifespan
  • Psychology and Mental Health
  • Psychology of Social Problems
  • Personality and Social Psychology

Core modules:

  • Psychology Project
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Employability Skills and Psychology

Optional modules:

  • Criminological and Forensic Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Work Psychology
  • Psychology of Health and Illness
  • Wellbeing and Positive Psychology
  • Psychology of Eating Behaviour
  • Psychology and Education
  • Perception
  • Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to data science for psychologists
  • Data Science with R
  • Human Sexual and Reproductive Behaviours
  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement: Cultural, Social, and Therapeutic Perspectives
  • Psychology of Addiction
  • Psychology of Human Rights, Activism and Social Justice
  • Psychology and Culture: Global Issues and International Perspectives