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
This is for you if... you wish to comprehensively study and research psychology and cover its diverse fields in breadth and depth.

Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C8BC
This is for you if... in addition to psychology, you are interested in how we can harness the activity of the brain to understand the neural bases of human and animal behaviour.

Applied Psychology BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C811
This is for you if... you want to pursue a career in forensic, occupational or clinical psychology.


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