Psychology & Human Neuroscience

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We look forward to welcoming you to study with us in the School of Psychology next academic year.

Our degrees allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to engage with some of the most important questions about the brain and behaviour. Our degrees will involve a large amount of reading, including textbooks and journal articles, compared to GCSE or A-Level study. To support your transition to university study, we have collated some resources, including podcasts, reading lists, mini-lectures, and links to Psychology and Neuroscience student societies.

School of Psychology Mini-taster lectures


Children's Understanding of Others' Minds

Dr Rory T. Devine

Resurrecting Freud through cognitive neuroscience

Dr Ali Mazaheri 

Dr Andrew Bagshaw 

Catching criminals
Professor Jessica Woodhams

Third year dissertation projects
Professor Ole Jensen

Reading Lists for Year modules

BSc Psychology & Human Neuroscience

Developing Skills for Psychologists and Neuroscientist 1

Issues, Concepts and Ethics in Psychology and Neuroscience

Cognitive Psychology

Research Methods A

BSc Psychology only

Introduction to Psychobiology: From Ion Channels to Behaviour

Research Methods B

Lifespan Psychology A: Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Lifespan Psychology B: Social Psychology of the Person

BSc Human Neuroscience only

Research Methods B for Neuroscientists

LC Foundations of Neuroscience

LC Genetics I

LC Introduction to Evolution and Animal Biology

School of Psychology Societies 

Psychology Society 

Human Neuroscience Society 


  • All in the Mind (BBC Radio 4’s long-running programme about how we think, feel and behave. Claudia Hammond delves into the evidence on mental health, psychology and neuroscience: BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind - Downloads
  • Speaking of Psychology (American Psychological Association’s weekly podcast covering recent and important psychological research): Speaking of Psychology (

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