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Course details

Subject area

Psychology

UCAS tariff points

112

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you fascinated by how and why people behave and think? Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to have a positive impact on society?

You’ll get a thorough understanding of all core aspects of psychology coupled with insight into how psychology and psychologists can make contributions to real issues and help to make the world a better place.

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About this course

We’ll teach you the core areas of psychology, which include developmental, cognitive, social, biopsychology and individual differences. You’ll put this theory into practice through the professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills

You will consider contemporary aspects of psychology, including its place in society and its application to ‘real-world’ issues such as environmental psychology.

In your final year you can choose your specialism from a range of applied areas, including topics such as health and mental health, counselling psychology, forensic psychology and neuroscience.

We create a supportive and lively learning environment in which you’ll learn through teamwork and collaboration. We’ll support you in developing your research skills from day one until your final year, when you’ll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own psychological research project.

Why study with us?

  • Start your journey to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.
  • Develop your employability skills with vocationally focused assessments and work placements.
  • Specialise in the areas of psychology that interest you most in your final year.
  • Access our dedicated psychology laboratories, equipped with video recording facilities and specialist equipment, to support you in your studies.

Accreditation

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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study.

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Foundations in Sociology and Criminology

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Social Science foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Research Methods in Psychology 1
  • Uses and Abuses of Psychology
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Cognition and The Brain
  • Psychological Approaches to Personality and Intelligences
  • Psychology of Social Issues 1
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Research Methods in Psychology 2
  • Psychology Around the World
  • Psychological Issues in Gender and Emotion
  • Psychology of Social Issues 2
  • Mind and Brain

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Professional Development and Placement (Volunteering) in Psychology
  • Professional Development and Placement in Psychology
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Major Research Project
  • Changing the World

Students are required to choose three option modules from: 

  • Aspects of Health Psychology
  • Applying the Mind
  • Psychology, Mental Health and Distress
  • Biopsychology of Stress and Health
  • Business Psychology
  • Psychology Special Subject
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Childhood and Society
  • Counselling Psychology
  • The Psychology of Eating Behaviour
  • The Psychology of Reproductive and Sexual Health

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff112
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths.
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Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Students undertake a wide variety of placements, working in schools, with community groups and charity organisations, helping to undertake research projects or develop campaigns. They also work with sports organisations as trainers, in drug rehabilitation centres, and in healthcare settings.

Career opportunities

Our Psychology graduates work in a wide variety of different fields including clinical or occupational psychology, marketing, teaching, research, human resources and healthcare. You’ll also be well-prepared for postgraduate study in health psychology or neuropsychology.

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