Psychology within Natural Sciences 2020-2021
This pages is primarily intended for existing students. It 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 route (MSci and BSc). Further, as we are unable to fully anticipate the impact of COVID-19 this information should be viewed as being provisional and understood in the context that the University will test the feasibility of delivering each module within the timetable while applying government advice.Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G
Psychology modules available to Natural Sciences students
Level 1 modules
Level 2 modules
Social Psychology (PSYC2147)
Individual Differences (PSYC2157)
Historical And Conceptual Issues In Psychology (PSYC2167)
Cognitive Psychology (PSYC2177)
Biological Psychology (PSYC2187)
Abnormal Psychology (PSYC2197)
Developmental Psychology (PSYC2207)
Statistics And Project Design For Non-single Honours (PSYC2217)
Level 3 modules
Science EnterpriseG (NSCI3001)
Psychology ProjectG (PSYC3041)
Learning And Animal Cognition (PSYC3201)
Psychology Literature ReviewG (PSYC3211)
Cognitive Neuropsychology (PSYC3247)
Fetal Development (PSYC3267)
Human Evolutionary Psychology (PSYC3277)
The Multisensory Body (PSYC3337)
Cognitive Development (PSYC3347)
Applied Social Psychology (PSYC3357)
Fallacies And Biases: Social Cognitive Perspectives (PSYC3367)
Emotion And Social Perception (PSYC3401)
Clinical Neuropsychology (PSYC3411)
Face Recognition (PSYC3427)
Criminological Psychology (PSYS3277)
Mind, Brain And Consciousness (PSYS3287)
Psychology And Health Promotion (PSYS3297)
Sport & Exercise Psychology (PSYS3327)
The Psychology Of Illness (PSYS3347)
Reward And Addiction (PSYS3367)
Requirements for Joint Honours (BSc Programmes)Psychology
60 credits: Introduction To Psychological Research (PSYC1062) and (Introduction To Psychology I: Cognitive And Biologicalpsychology (PSYC1071) or Introduction To Psychology 2: Developmental And Socialpsychology (PSYC1081))
60 credits: Cognitive Psychology (PSYC2177); Biological Psychology (PSYC2187); Historical And Conceptual Issues In Psychology (PSYC2167); Developmental Psychology (PSYC2207); Statistics And Project Design For Non-single Honours (PSYC2217); Social Psychology (PSYC2147);
Advice for progression and other aspectsDepartment advice: See DUO
Natural Sciences advice
For a BPS accredited degree Introduction To Psychology 2: Developmental And Socialpsychology (PSYC1081) can only be taken if students have a grade B or better in A-level Biology (or an equivalent qualification).
Note: The last intake for the BSc in Anthropology and Psychology within the Natural Sciences programme and the BSc in Geography and Psychology within the Natural Sciences programme is October 2019.
Progression from: PSYC1081; PSYC3211; PSYC1062.
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 2 if they take at least 60 credits. An added consequence is that in Year 2 students are unable to pick up more than 20 credits of Level 1 Psychology.
For a BPS accredited degree Psychology Project And Statistics (PSYC3398) must be passed with a mark of at least 40%. First year students intending to take the Psychology Project should read the advice in DUO > Psychology Undergraduate Information > Participant Pool.
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
Email: Natural Sciences Director
The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey