School of Psychology

We offer a range of BPS accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses that enable our students to gain a broad psychological knowledge and range of career skills.  The School of Psychology is one of four schools within the College of Life Sciences* and is fully committed to delivering excellence in teaching and learning. Academic teaching in Psychology are fully engaged in active research - see here for information about research groups and facilities.

Our research facilities support cutting-edge research programmes and provide an excellent environment for research-led teaching and supervision of research projects.  We also offer a wide range (MPhil, PhD, PsyD and DClinPSy) of postgraduate research degrees and received a high number of commendations for good practice in recent BPS accreditation visits for both UG and PGT activities.

Why Choose Psychology at Leicester?

As a student of psychology at Leicester you will benefit from the following:-

  • An international reputation for excellent research which feeds into our teaching - meaning you will work with academics at the cutting-edge of their fields
  • All of our degrees are British Psychological Society accredited, meaning that they will provide you with the necessary knowledge, both of psychological theory and practice, for you to progress in your future career.
  • The lecturing staff in the School are active in research, this means that teaching is conducted by experts in their field who are up-to date with current issues and findings.
  • A degree in psychology from the University of Leicester provides you with excellent career support and could be the first step in a career in scientific research or for training in one of the professional fields of psychology, such as clinical, forensic or occupational psychology.
  • We offer a range of degrees and flexible courses allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests.

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Undergraduate Courses
Postgraduate Courses

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* Formerly ‘College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology’, soon to incorporate a new School of Allied Health Professions

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School Contact Details

School of Psychology
University of Leicester
University Road

T: +44 (0)116 229 7198
F: +44 (0)116 229 7196 

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