We use a variety of teaching methods ranging from lectures covering the fundamentals of psychology to practical classes and methods workshops, in which you will conduct hands-on psychological research.
At the start of your course you will be assigned a personal tutor who you will be able to meet regularly in a small group. This is an opportunity for you to develop transferable skills such as essay writing, critical thinking and presentation skills.
In the first year, you will be introduced to the core areas of biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You will also attend classes in research methods and statistics, which will cover research design, computer programming, data analysis and report writing.
The second-year follows on from the first year, tackling the same core topics in greater depth. Practical sessions will run in a series of five-week group projects and will encourage you to develop your skills as an independent researcher.
In the third year, you will be able to choose from a wide range of modules, which will allow you to tailor the course to your personal interests. You will complete a large scale independent research project, where you can take the initiative in designing and carrying out the research yourself with the help and guidance from your project supervisor.
Our courses are assessed in a variety of ways, including written exams, coursework assignments, dissertations, essays, oral presentations, posters, and laboratory reports.
The degree classification is based on marks gained from all but the first year of study.