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Overview of the degree
Psychology is an exciting, extensive and constantly evolving scientific discipline, and to reflect this, undergraduate study of Psychology at Leeds draws upon aspects of biology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, animal behaviour, linguistics and forensics, as well as applied concerns involving health behaviours, medical error and product design.
As a science, Psychology is fundamentally driven by theory and systematic empirical enquiry so our undergraduate degree involves substantial training in ways of conducting high quality research, which itself includes training in conducting and understanding statistical analyses of data.
"All the staff are very enthusiastic and are very knowledgeable about what they are teaching. The practical sessions are very well run and are a brilliant chance for students to get some hands on experience The course is very varied and presents students with a broad range of areas within psychology."
University of Leeds Programme Survey, 2009
The Institute of Psychological Sciences is research intensive and our teaching to undergraduates is research-led. This means that we teach core psychology (as indicated by the BPS), but in ways that draw upon up-to-date, cutting edge psychology research conducted by the people who are teaching you. You will be able to enjoy a unique apprenticeship model of learning and get involved in some of this research directly in your second and third years.