Natural Sciences

Psychology within Natural Sciences 2013-2014

This pages consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)

The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.

The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.

Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours (MSci and BSc). 

Within Natural Sciences, Psychology has BSc Joint-Honours programmes with: Anthropology; Biology; Economics; Geography; Mathematics.

In students' final year, Year 3 students are required to take no less than 1 and no more than 2 Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G

Psychology modules available to Natural Sciences students

Level 1 modules

Introduction To Psychological Research (PSYC1062)
Introduction To Psychology I: Cognitive And Biologicalpsychology (PSYC1071)
Introduction To Psychology 2: Developmental, Social Andabnormal Psychology (PSYC1081)

Level 2 modules

Social And Developmental Psychology (PSYC2021)
Individual Differences And Abnormal Psychology (PSYC2071)
Topics In Cognitive Psychology (PSYC2081)
Biological Psychology And Perception (PSYC2111)

Level 3 modules

Neuropsychology Of Memory (PSYC3011)
Developmental Psychology (PSYC3031)
Psychology Project And StatisticsG (PSYC3041)
Child Health Psychology (PSYC3061)
Social Psychology (PSYC3081)
The Evolution Of Human Behaviour (PSYC3141)
Brain And Cognition (PSYC3151)
Emotion And Social Cognition (PSYC3171)
The Visual Brain (PSYC3181)
Learning And Animal Cognition (PSYC3201)
Psychology Literature ReviewG (PSYC3211)
The Science Of Consciousness (Queens) (PSYS3161)
Applied Developmental Psychology (Queens) (PSYS3171)
Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience (Queens) (PSYS3191)
Advanced Applied Psychology (Queens) (PSYS3211)
Forensic Psychology (Queens) (PSYS3241)

Requirements for Joint Honours (BSc Programmes)

Psychology
Year 1

Introduction To Psychological Research (PSYC1062) and (Introduction To Psychology I: Cognitive And Biologicalpsychology (PSYC1071) or Introduction To Psychology 2: Developmental, Social Andabnormal Psychology (PSYC1081))

Year 2

Topics In Cognitive Psychology (PSYC2081) (Memory and Cognition) and Biological Psychology And Perception (PSYC2111) and Social And Developmental Psychology (PSYC2021)

Year 3

Psychology Project And Statistics (PSYC3041) and Individual Differences And Abnormal Psychology (PSYC2071) (if not already taken) and at least 20 credit taken from the Level 3 list

Advice for progression and other aspects

Department advice: See DUO
Natural Sciences advice
Year 1

For a BPS accredited degree Introduction To Psychology 2: Developmental, Social Andabnormal Psychology (PSYC1081) can only be taken if students have a grade B or better in A-level Biology (or an equivalent qualification.
General: For students following a Joint-Honours programme where only 40 credits are required in the non- Psychology subject, it is recommended that students take all 80 credits of Level one Psychology modules.
Taking 60 or 40 credits of Level one modules gives access to all 4 level two modules. Taking 20 credits of Level one modules gives access to no Level two Psychology.
Progression from: PSYC1081.

Year 2

For a BPS accredited degree, students must follow the Level 2 Joint Honours degree rules. The co-requisites of Level 2 modules means that students are only able to take Psychology at Level two if they take at least 60 credits.

Year 3

For a BPS accredited degree Psychology Project And Statistics (PSYC3041) must be passed with a mark of at least 40%. First year students intending to take Psychology Project And Statistics (PSYC3041) should read the advice in DUO.
Progression from: PSYC3041.

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University
DH1 3LE
UK

Tel: 0191 334 1028
Fax: 0191 334 1018
Email: natural.sciences-director@durham.ac.uk

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

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