The course comprises of a series of taught core and optional modules. The core modules are designed to promote development of skills in experimental design and analysis, research skills, critical thinking and reading, oral presentation, and scientific writing.
Taught modules currently include:
- Current Research and Practice in Psychology
- Foundations in Critical Thinking
- Introduction to Neuroscientific Methods
- Proposing Research in Psychology
- Foundations of Data Science
- Research Review in Psychology
- Public Engagement with Psychological Research
Students also select one advanced specialist Psychology module, with topics reflecting the areas of research expertise in the School. For a list of example modules, please see list provided under Year 3 option modules available here.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Students also undertake a supervised research project, leading to a 6,000-word research dissertation. See some of the recent projects (PDF 331Kb) undertaken by students on the course.
See a full list of modules and descriptions (PDF 156KB).