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Psychology
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BSc (Hons)
Psychology

Undergraduate course
Social Sciences & Psychology

Make the connection between real life and theory, using modern technology to help you understand why we behave the way that we do.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

Your Course

    The British Psychological Society Accredited
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In your second year you will spend two weeks away from the classroom engaged in paid or voluntary work, in order to enhance your employability.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least 40 of these points must be from a scientific or numerate subject. Subjects can include Psychology, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Geography. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass? in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017). ).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points, in a relevant subject. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 (including 6 from HL in a scientific subject) Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least 40 of these points must be from a scientific or numerate subject. Subjects can include Psychology, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Geography. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass? in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017). ).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points, in a relevant subject. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 (including 6 from HL in a scientific subject) Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Laura Hudson

Careers

Laura Hudson
Psychology Teacher, Lawnswood School in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Psychology

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“Leeds Beckett was perfect for me; the atmosphere and facilities were great and the city is bursting with opportunities. If you want to work with people, psychology is ideal as you learn about different aspects of human behaviour and develop loads of transferable skills. My course gave me all the tools I need in my career as a psychology teacher, which I'm really enjoying.

MODULES & LEARNING

Growing up in a Social World

Foundation Research Methods

Mind, Brain & Behaviour

Intermediate Research Methods

Psychology & Mental Health

Introducing Psychology

The Person & the Social World

Individual Differences & Work Behaviour

Advanced Research Methods

Psychological Development Through the Lifespan

Behavioural Neuroscience

Organisational Psychology

Psychology of Women

Identity & Prejudice

Psychology of Appearance

Drug Addiction

Real World Psychology

Critical & Philosophical Issues in Psychology

Cognitive Psychology & Neuropsychology

Final Year Project

Investigative Psychology

Health Psychology

Biopsychology of Stress & Health

Clinical & Counselling Psychology

Consumer & Buyer Behaviour

Individual & Collective Emotions

Educational Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Psychology of Sport

Language - An Integrated-Behavioural Approach

Communication Through the Lifespan

Take advantage of the diverse and extensive expertise of our staff in areas such as drug addiction, stress, dreams, body image, language, emotion and child development. You'll also meet psychologists and skilled professionals working within psychology who will educate you in how to apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Two weeks of work experience will help build your professional network and give you real world experience. Following this, you'll have the added benefit of being able to talk through and reflect on those experiences when you return to University.
  • Leeds Beckett University
    Dr Sabrina Golonka Dr Sabrina Golonka
    Senior Lecturer

    We help students develop a life-long love of learning. Graduates who know how to think critically have the broadest horizons - it's the skills, not just the content, that open up career possibilities.

    Dr Golonka holds a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Warwick, where she investigated how context influences basic cognitive processes. Her research in this area has been well-received in high-impact, international academic journals such as Cognition.
  • Dr Helen Fawkner, Senior Lecturer

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Biopsychology Laboratory
    Biopsychology Laboratory

    In our ‘CogBio’ lab, you’ll find PCs with specialist software to help you learn how to undertake data analysis and cognitive and biological psychology work.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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