In years one and two, all students study five strands which together cover the core material required of a degree in psychology. By the end of Year 2, subject to their grades (and, for international students, visa status), students can choose to follow either BSc (three-year) or MSci (four year) pathways.
If they opt for the BSc Pathway, in year three students are able to specialise in several ways: following a selection of advanced modules each of which draw on the research expertise and specialist interests of our faculty; completing a literature survey (an extended piece of writing on a psychological topic of your choice which you research independently under the guidance of a supervisor); running an empirical project - an original piece of psychological research which draws on the skills and knowledge you have developed over the preceding years.
Students who opt for the MSci degree do choose between different specialist pathways in years three and four. They will undertake additional specialist and advanced modules tailored to their chosen pathway and a more substantial project.
This area of the website provides a very brief overview of the course and advice on the support and resources you can find in the department. You can find more detailed information provided to current students on our Student Documentation site. In addition, staff provide day-to-day guidance on the modules students are currently taking on the VLE site (University login required) which includes announcements about lectures and seminars, detailed reading lists, notes on lectures and seminars and recordings of lectures, discussion forums, updated as the course progresses.