Psychology at Leicester


We provide high-quality undergraduate programmes giving you a thorough and comprehensive grounding in psychology, preparing you for professional career options or further study following graduation.

Psychology BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C800
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.

Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C8BC
How can we harness the brain’s activity to better understand how we think, feel and behave? This is what cognitive neuroscience is all about. And studied side-by-side with psychology, the answers have an impressive range of real-world applications.

Applied Psychology BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C811
The value of psychological expertise is recognised in all walks of life. You’ll focus on forensic, occupational and clinical psychology, working with applied psychologists and carrying out research that will set you up for a career in the field.


Our teaching is powered by cutting-edge research conducted in the primary domains of neuroscience, cognitive science and social and applied sciences, and is accredited for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. You will get the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS on all the courses we offer, provided you obtain at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree.

Psychology at Leicester

Weekly external seminars were an invaluable part of Jack’s course.

Student Psychology Society

We have an active Student Psychology Society which organises various events and has a lively social programme.

Active Research Ethos

All students studying psychology for three years have an opportunity to participate in our research programmes during their final year.

We are very active in research, and our work enjoys 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
  • The role of visual attention in word recognition

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