Date of entry

September 2024


Our teaching methods include:

  • lectures and student-led seminars
  • work placements
  • group work
  • workshops
  • field trips
  • training and developmental opportunities (e.g., careers, CVs, presentation/interview skills)

During a 4-to-6-months research or work placement distributed across semesters 1 and 2, you are given the opportunity to work directly with academic members of staff from Psychology (research placement) or with people with mental health needs and non-clinical practitioners in community settings (work placement).

During your research dissertation, you will receive regular guidance from your supervisor in one-to-one or small group meetings.


All our assessments are 100% coursework-based, including:

  • essays
  • small seminar-style presentations
  • group work
  • statistics exercises and quizzes
  • research proposals/reports
  • poster presentation
  • research dissertation

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: PY51001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module covers the basic skills and knowledge necessary to carry out research in Psychological Science. Topics include empiricism and the research cycle, the relationship between science and society – emphasizing the importance of scientifically literate citizens, and the critical evaluation of scientific claims in the published literature.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: GM51072 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1
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