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Applied Psychology, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
The value of psychological expertise is recognised in all walks of life. During the Applied Psychology programme offered at the University of Leicesrter, 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.
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Overview

Programme Aims

The School of Psychology at the University of Leicester has a long-established reputation for the quality of its undergraduate courses. These are taught through lectures, seminars, discussion groups and practical projects carried out in one of our many specialist laboratories. We have a large and well equipped school, with talented staff who have interests in both pure and applied aspects of psychology.

Our research-led teaching means you will learn from leading academics delivering cutting-edge knowledge. We also provide you with the opportunity to conduct your own psychological research, from design right through to analysis of data and write-up – developing your academic and practical experimentation skills in our dedicated research facilities.

Research methods are an integral part of the course, enabling you to design and conduct your own psychological experiments and ensuring that you are fully competent in the use of the statistical methods and software required to analyse the data you collect. As well as a thorough grounding in contemporary issues and findings in psychology, your degree will also equip you with useful transferable skills in fields such as communication, information retrieval and data evaluation.

The BSc in Applied Psychology offered at the University of Leicester concentrates on areas such as forensic psychology, occupational psychology and clinical psychology. You will have the opportunity to be taught by, and work with, applied psychologists and also to carry out advanced applied research work which will stand you in good stead for a career in this field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year Abroad Optional
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Psychology Practical
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Psychology Year Two Practicals
  • Social Behaviour and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • A-levels: AAB/ABB. We may consider two AS-levels in place of one A2-level. General Studies accepted.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: Five subjects at grade C/4 to include English Language, Mathematics or Statistics, and a science (acceptable science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science or Additional Science)
  • Access to HE Diploma: Strong Science based course is preferred. Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 credits at distinction, plus GCSEs as above.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 32/30 points.  Minimum of 3 in HL Maths, or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in SL Maths Studies. Minimum of 4 in Biology and English at SL or HL.
  • BTEC Nationals

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    21515 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21515 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
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