The standard timetable involves about 10 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 lectures, personal tutorials, academic seminars, workshops, 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 Independent Research Project in the third year.
During the Independent Research Project, students work collaboratively with staff to conduct novel and original research. Some students even go on to publish their 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 modules from an extensive range of options, allowing them to tailor their degree to their future career goals whilst developing their individual interests.
Our extensive range of third year optional modules include (but are not limited to)
- Forensic Psychology
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Work Psychology
- Drugs and Behaviour
- Health psychology
- Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Nutrition and Behaviour
- Sleep and Dreaming
In each year, students are assessed through a combination of exams and coursework, which take many different forms. Examination methods include multiple choice and short answer questions, or essays. Coursework includes research reports, poster and oral presentations, blog posts, case formulations, and portfolios.