The standard timetable involves about 10-12 hours of scheduled lectures and practical classes weekly, but there will be additional module-related seminars and personal tutorials scheduled throughout each semester.
Independent study is an integral component for each module. For example, a 20 credit module should involve 200 hours of study including timetabled lectures, practical classes, seminars, tutorials and independent study.
Our students learn through a wide variety of interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods, including lectures, personal tutorials, academic seminars, workshops, social media groups, and practical research classes. They also participate in research projects to build first-hand experience of research which proves to be invaluable when students go on to design and conduct their own Psychology Independent Research Project in the third year.
During the Psychology Independent Research Project, students work collaboratively with staff to conduct novel and original research. Some students even go on to publish their Psychology Independent Research Projects in academic peer-reviewed journals and present their findings at national and international research conferences.
In the third year of study, students can select Psychology and Criminology modules from an extensive range of options, allowing them to tailor their degree to their future career goals whilst developing their individual interests.
Third year Psychology optional modules include (but are not limited to): Forensic Psychology; Applied Behaviour Analysis; Neuropsychology; Work Psychology; Psychopathology, and Drugs and Behaviour.
Third year Criminology optional modules include (but are not limited to): Criminalisation of Sex; Diversity, Crime and Criminal Justice; Sexual Crimes, and Terrorism: The Legal Response.
In each year students are assessed through a combination of coursework and exams. Methods include written examinations (MCQ, short- and long-questions), essays, research reports, blog posts, case formulations, and presentations (oral and poster).
Here is a full list of term dates.