Learning and Teaching
Year 1 - 20% of scheduled learning and teaching; 240 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 960 hours of independent teaching
Year 2 – 15.8% of scheduled learning and teaching; 190 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,010 hours of independent teaching
Year 3 – 14.7% of scheduled learning and teaching; 177 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,023 hours of independent teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
Most of the modules on this course are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group supervised activities. Level 6 modules involve more independent learning and research. These modules include a variety of learning and assessment methods including analysing 'real world' case studies, problem based learning, leading seminars, poster presentations and mini-conferences.
On this course students undertake two professional work placements in the summer term in Level 4 and Level 5, sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on their learning.
At Level 6 students are required to undertake a 40-credit Major Research Project module, in a topic area of their interest, to provide an extended opportunity for critical thinking skill development.
All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year. You will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects.
We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions with all module information and lecture slides posted. We also use e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus and these include access to over 1,600 psychology journal titles. The department uses social media and has its own 'twitter' account.
Breakdown of course assessment:
Year 1 – 46.7% coursework; 43.3% written exams; 10% practical exams
Year 2 – 38.3% coursework; 46.7% written exams; 15% practical exams
Year 3 – 77.6% coursework; 15.8% written exams; 6.5% practical exams
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed. There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.
Assessments tailored to this course include diagnostic essays, focus group reports, individual and group presentations and poster presentations, work placement assessment, work placement report and work placement reflective portfolio, leading a seminar, seminar report, ethical submissions for research, 'real world' case studies and report writing.
In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.
You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.
On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points.
Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.
We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time.
If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK & EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more