Psychology course content

In your first year, you’ll lay the foundations for your studies in psychology, getting to grips with the core theories and developing important intellectual and practical skills. Whether it’s social, developmental, clinical, cognitive or physiological psychology, your work will stretch across the psychology spectrum. You’ll develop your skills in the methods of psychological research, information technology, communication and critical thinking. 

  • PSYC101 Psychology: An Introduction
  • PSYC102 Learning, Clinical, Social and Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC103 Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • PSYC104 Contemporary Topics in Social and Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC105 The Psychology of Everyday Experience
  • PSYC109 Psychology for Success
  • PSYC110 Personal and Professional Development

In your second year, you'll build on your growing knowledge of psychology, developing your understanding of how it is applied in practical, real life settings, as well as in research settings. As part of your second year, you'll also develop your critical understanding of psychology and put more sophisticated research methods into practice.

  • PSYC201 & PSYC206 Conducting Psychological Research
  • PSYC202 Individual Differences, Clinical, Social and Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC203 Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC204 Applied Topics in Health and Cognition
  • PSYC205 Workplace Learning and Skills Development
  • PSYC210 Personal and Professional Development

Between your second and final years, you have the option to spend a year on work experience in our placement year scheme.

In your final year you'll take part in academic debates, gaining an advanced understanding of the central areas of psychology. You’ll select advanced topics that reflect your own specialist interests and undertake a comprehensive piece of research as your final year project with the support of your academic supervisor.

PSYC401 Social and Developmental Psychology
PSYC402 Psychobiology and Cognition
PSYC403 & 404 Current Topics in Psychology - see all these options
PSYC405 Psychology Dissertation
PSYC410 Personal and Professional Development