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Undergraduate Psychology Courses at the University of Leicester

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Undergraduate Psychology Courses at the University of Leicester

The following courses are available:

We are one of the UK's leading Psychology departments, providing high-quality undergraduate programmes that offer opportunity for multiple career choices following successful completion of your degree.

Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge research conducted in the following primary domains: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Social and Applied Sciences and is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

As a School, our aim is to give you a thorough and comprehensive grounding in the subject of psychology, preparing you both for professional career options following completion of your degree, as well as opportunity for specialist postgraduate training.  Our courses are broad-based and cover all main areas of Psychology, with opportunities to specialise in the second and final years through the choice of specialist topics, research and training. 

International Students

The School of Psychology welcomes applications from international students and we make every effort to support them throughout their studies at the University of Leicester.


We have good research and teaching facilities which include dedicated computer laboratories and a psychometric test library. For more specialised research we have a virtual reality laboratory, laboratories for visual perception and tracking of eye movement, a Judgement and Decision Making laboratory and EEG laboratories.

BPS Accreditation

Our degrees are accredited for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (the professional body for psychologists) which is also situated in Leicester and maintains close links with the School of Psychology. Students will get the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS on all the courses we offer provided they obtain at least a lower second class (2.2) honours degree.

Active Research Ethos

The School of Psychology is very active in research, much of its work enjoying a national and international reputation. Much of our current research is applied in nature and includes studies of cognitive biases and heuristics in human judgement and decision making; spatial learning; effects of "burn out" in the medical profession; reading development; eyewitness testimony; criminal profiling; interviewing techniques and expert evidence in court; and the role of visual attention in word recognition. All students taking psychology for three years have an opportunity to participate in the School's research programmes during their final year.

Student Psychology Society

We have an active student Psychology Society which organises events such as visits, and has a lively social programme.

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School of Psychology
University of Leicester
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Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7198
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