The course

UCAS code
C810
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The programme covers the main areas of social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, individual differences, and research methods. Teaching is mainly via lectures, but large numbers of tutorials mean that staff and students know one another well. Assessment features a mixture of coursework and examination.

Accreditation

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Course content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Research Methods & Analysis 1
  • Information & Communication Skills
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Research Methods & Analysis 2
  • Option
  • Option

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 28%
  • Independent study: 72%

Assessment

  • Written: 42%
  • Practical: 23%
  • Coursework: 35%
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Research Methods & Analysis 3
  • Human Development & Intelligence
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Research Methods & Analysis 4
  • Social Psychology
  • Option

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 59%
  • Practical: 6%
  • Coursework: 35%
Year 3

Semester 1

  • Cognition across the Lifespan
  • Research Methods & Analysis 5
  • Principles of Forensic Psychology
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Psychobiology
  • Research Methods & Analysis 6
  • Health Psychology and Professional Practice
  • Social Cognition and Personality

Coursework and lab work apply these subjects to employment-related settings and 'real-world' problems.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 24%
  • Independent study: 76%

Assessment

  • Written: 61%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 39%
Year 4

Semester 1

  • Research Project 1
  • Three Psychology courses

Semester 2

  • Research Project 2
  • Three Psychology courses

Students work closely with a staff member in devising and conducting their research project in applied psychology. They also select six other psychology courses. Coursework applies the information from these to employment-related settings and 'real-world' problems.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 18%
  • Independent study: 82%

Assessment

  • Written: 56%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 44%

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