In years 1 and 2 you will study the core areas of psychological science, while practising your research skills in the laboratories every week. The research our academic staff carry out informs your learning. Some of these topics include:
- Cognitive neuroscience of language and memory
- Social interaction and political psychology
- Children's cognitive development, including literacy, tool innovation and imagination
- Body image and bullying
- Mental health and neurodiversity.
In year 3 you can tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions. You can choose from a range of modules that introduce professional specialisms, such as clinical and forensic psychology, or offer the chance to study advanced topics in psychological science. You will also conduct a piece of original research under the supervision of a member of academic staff in your dissertation module.
As a Psychology student you will have access to our dedicated lab spaces. You will use our computer labs for research methods classes and our suite of research labs for collecting data. The research labs include:
- EEG lab - for recording electrical activity in the brain
- Eye tracking lab - for monitoring gaze patterns with static or mobile eye trackers
- Virtual reality (VR) equipment
- Observation lab - including wall and ceiling-mounted cameras
- A large collection of psychometric tests and questionnaires.
Our dedicated team of technicians will support you when working with equipment in the laboratories.
We focus on developing your employability throughout your degree. In our second year module, Psychology in Practice, you will complete work experience in a field related to your ambitions.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.