The Department is consistently ranked in the top 10 for student satisfaction out of around 100 UK Psychology departments in the National Student Survey, and also rank near the top of independent surveys of teaching quality such as newspaper league tables (Independent, Guardian, Times). We offer high quality teaching with small tutorial groups, a minimum of 12 contact hours a week, and the opportunity to undertake a research project under the supervision of an expert in the field. The Department is dynamic, friendly and engaging, and students appreciate the accessibility of our staff. You will study and have the chance to contribute to topics at the cutting'edge of psychological investigation ' our research is rated as internationally excellent and we were ranked within the top 10 UK Psychology departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Find out more about our research here. We have one of the best'equipped Psychology departments in the country. Our facilities include: a research'dedicated magnetic resonance scanner for measuring brain activity during various tasks, instruments for recording electrical changes in the brain (EEG), apparatus to stimulate focal areas in the brain (TMS), technology for tracking eye movements, the ability to create virtual reality environments, closed circuit TV for discreet observation of adult, child and infant behaviour and a dedicated 'baby lab' for studying the behaviour of young infants. You will be able to gain a wide variety of transferable skills such as critical reading, report writing, interviewing, survey research, observation, measurement, experimentation, and the ability to use statistical methods to assess research findings. Our graduates progress to a range of successful careers internationally, in and out of psychology'related fields, as well as to further study.
Year 1: introduction to psychological research; learning and memory; self and society; lifespan development; biological foundations of psychology; sensation and perception; introduction to abnormal psychology. Year 2: psychological research methods and analysis; cognitive psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; personality and individual differences; brain and behaviour; conceptual issues in psychology. Year 3: research project; health psychology; advanced and applied social psychology; occupational and organisational psychology; human performance: work, sport and medicine; criminal and forensic psychology; educational psychology.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£15,200 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- International Baccalaureate 32
- GCE A-level AAB-AAA
- SQA Advanced Higher AA
- Course specific
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D*
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD*
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DD*D*
- SQA Higher
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%
|Studying and working||5|
Total Written: 61%
Total Coursework: 39%