The course covers all of the basic areas of Psychology, such as cognitive, developmental, biological, social, and abnormal Psychology. The First Year modules provide short introductions to these areas, and the Second Year modules investigate them in greater depth. In the Third Year students choose options from modules which reflect the research interests of members of staff. There is considerable emphasis on practical work, and students are given a thorough grounding in research methods (including methods of statistical data analysis).
General university admissions requirements All applicants must possess a minimum level of competence in English Language and in Mathematics or a Science. A pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and in Mathematics or a Science, or an equivalent qualification, fulfils this requirement. For some courses, requirements are above this University minimum, so you should check the relevant course-specific entry requirements in our hard copy prospectus which you can order online or browse on our online directory. We usually ask for candidates to show a broad base of study at GCSE level (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects from a range of disciplines.
-Introduction to Psychology: biological aspects of behaviour, cognitive psychology (perception and attention), personality, developmental psychology
-Further Psychology: history of psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology (memory), psychopathology
-Statistical Methods in Psychology: introduction to statistical analysis and experimental design
-Research Methods in Psychology: introduction to research methods through practical work
-Language and Thought
-Perception, Planning and Action
-Methods in Psychology II
-Second Year Project