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Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

How can we harness the brain’s activity to better understand how we think, feel and behave? This is what cognitive neuroscience is all about. And studied side-by-side with psychology, the answers have an impressive range of real-world applications.Study Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience at the University Leicester and you will benefit from a flexible degree course accredited by the British Psychological Society and taught by leading academics.You’ll have the opportunity to conduct your own psychological research in our state-of-the art facilities including the £42 million George Davies Centre. You will also have the option to study abroad for a year in The Netherlands, or opt for a placement year in industry to further develop your employability and life skills.You will graduate with the ability to apply rigorous psychological scientific reasoning and argumentation skills to solve problems. The accredited nature of the course means that you will be eligible to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society; the necessary first step on the way to becoming a professional psychologist.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, ensuring that you are fully competent in the use of the statistical methods and software required to analyse the data you collect.You will study topics in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, biological psychology, research methods and statistics, psychopathology and individual differences, and historical developments of psychological science. You will also study about how we investigate the brain basis of behaviour, the link between neural functioning and cognitive processes as well as the biological basis of mental health. You will learn through lectures, seminars, discussion groups and practical projects carried out in one of our many specialist laboratories.Our degree is flexible enough for you to transfer to our Psychology BSc or Applied Psychology BSc at the end of your first year if that’s the path you wish to choose, or transfer to Medicine.

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15 January

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 100 4

    43rd out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    128 58%

    38th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    73rd

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    29th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    126 61%

    49th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    50th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    102nd

    54

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