UCAS Code: C800
|About the course||
Our undergraduate degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, which means that it covers all the topics and training that you need to complete the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. You'll be able study topics ranging from developmental psychology and social psychology, to cognition and neuroscience, to abnormal and clinical psychology. A full list of current modules is included in the 'Course structure' tab.
In the first year of your degree, you'll study fundamental psychology topics, including how memory and skill work, how we interact with others and our environment, and the biology behind human behaviour. In second year, you'll study a range of psychology topics in more depth, so that you can qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society – the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. In third year, you have a wide range of modules to choose from, so that you can focus on the subjects that interest you the most.
You'll be able to develop practical scientific skills from the start of your degree. In workshops, students conduct psychological tests on themselves and others, to learn how psychological experiments are designed and conducted, and get experience of how to analyse data and present findings. You'll gain more advanced skills in second year, as you learn how to use professional statistical analysis software and take ethical considerations into account when designing research projects. In third year, you'll put all of these skills into practice with your own in-depth research project, on a topic you've chosen and with access to state-of-the-art psychology research facilities.
The modules listed below are examples from the current academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers.
Below are a few books that would make useful background reading ahead of you starting the course.
Martin, G. et al (2013). Psychology (5th Edition). Pearson.
Stanovich, K. (2013). How to Think Straight About Psychology. Allyn & Bacon.
Sacks, O. (2012). An Anthropologist on Mars. Picador.
Stafford, T. & Webb, M. (2005). Mind Hacks. O'Reilly.