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Psychology

This course equips you with an understanding of theories and research about mind and behaviour, in line with current thinking and sector developments.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BSc (Hons)) Psychology

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. On this course, we explore human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do.

Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to move on to postgraduate study. Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.

On the course you’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. You’ll also complete a work experience placement where you’ll see academic theory applied in practice.

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Important

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates from this course have gone on to work in a variety of roles across a range of well-respected industries including police services, teaching, social work, human resources, healthcare, research, and advertising.

Psychology graduate Shanley Lewis is now working as an assistant psychologist for the NHS, after she was inspired to pursue a career helping others when her dad suffered a stroke.

Our careers programme DMU Works can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.