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Psychology
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Psychology

Overview

You will develop a thorough and critical understanding of psychological theory and research methods, and you will apply this expertise to your study of human behaviour. You will be encouraged to question why humans act the way they do, delving into specialist areas including drug abuse, clinical and forensic psychology and cognitive neuroscience. You will conduct contemporary psychological research, including laboratory experiments, interviews and focus groups, and you will be assessed on tasks that mirror real-world activities.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, meeting the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
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.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Specialist facilities
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two 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, Maths and Science 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 112 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: 25 points (including 6 from Higher Level in a scientific subject).

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:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two 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, Maths and Science 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 112 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: 25 points (including 6 from Higher Level in a scientific subject).

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?
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Careers

Laura Hudson

Careers

Laura Hudson
Psychology Teacher Lawnswood School in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Psychology

“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

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Mind, Brain & Behaviour

Psychology & Mental Health

Intermediate Research Methods

Growing up in a Social World

Foundation Research Methods

Introducing Psychology

Behavioural Neuroscience

Advanced Research Methods

Individual Differences & Work Behaviour

Psychological Development Through the Lifespan

The Person & the Social World

Social Influence

Psychology of Appearance

Real World Psychology

Organisational Psychology

Psychology of Women

Identity & Prejudice

Memory, Creativity & Imagination

The Role of Language in Human Psychology

Drug Addiction

Critical & Philosophical Issues in Psychology

Cognitive Psychology & Neuropsychology

Final Year Project

Psychology of Sport

Investigative Psychology

Health Psychology

Biopsychology of Stress & Health

Clinical & Counselling Psychology

Individual & Collective Emotions

Communication Through the Lifespan

Educational Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Language - An Integrated-Behavioural Approach

Critical Psychology in Practice

Consumer & Buyer Behaviour

Leeds Beckett University
Dr Sabrina Golonka
Senior Lecturer

Dr Sabrina Golonka is a cognitive scientist interested in mechanistic explanations of behaviour (e.g., language use, social entrainment). Her work combines insights from ecological psychology, cognitive psychology, enactivism, and embodied cognition leading to an eclectic theoretical and methodological approach.

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.
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BSc (Hons) Psychology - Overview
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Dr Helen Fawkner, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

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 open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • 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.

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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.

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