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University of Leicester: Psychology

Institution University of Leicester View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Telephone 0116 229 7198
Study type Taught


Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists seek to understand why we feel, think, and behave the way we do and how this understanding can help us to address many of the important issues society faces today.

This full-time campus-based Masters degree is suitable for those who have not studied psychology in their previous undergraduate degree (or little such as a minor subject or a standalone module) who would like to explore the fascinating world of psychology with a view to reorient their careers or enhance their understanding about how people perceive, think, interact and behave.

This postgraduate degree offers a broad range of modules that cover the key areas of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology, plus research methods. We also cover aspects such as individual differences and the historical foundations of psychology. We also have a focus on applied psychology with a dedicated module designed to support you in your psychology career.

We are in the top 25 UK universities in the Psychology subject area and one of only seven Psychology departments in the UK with the highest achieved scores for added value, meaning that many of our students exceed expectations because of the excellent support they receive (The Guardian University Guide 2022). In addition, we are also in the top 23 UK universities for quality of research, with over 80% of research outputs evaluated as internationally excellent or world-leading and 100% having very considerable or outstanding real-world impact beyond academia.


University of Leicester

Established in 1921, the University of Leicester is a highly regarded research-driven institution in the heart of the UK, with a 100-year heritage in delivering top-quality education.

Powered by world-class research, the University of Leicester delivers research-inspired education across the Sciences, Humanities, Law, Medicine, the Arts and Business, with staff and students collaborating to create, share and apply knowledge to change the world. We are a world-leading, diverse and inclusive university based in the UK’s most multicultural city.

The Student Population

Study Mode %
Full Time 88%
Part Time 12%

Study Level Headcount
UG 14112
PG 6730 …

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