What you study
The course offers a comprehensive selection of topics on human behaviour. The core areas follow the curriculum set by the British Psychological Society, including biological and evolutionary psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, research methods, and conceptual and historical issues in psychology.
In addition, you will be offered specialised modules covering the biological and forensic expertise of the wider University community of academics. These include the basic principles of biology, biological forensic methods - such as DNA profiling and fingerprinting - evolutionary pressures of human behaviour, law and forensic interviewing and psychology.
Because of the unique range of science subjects, the entry requirements for this degree differ to other psychology programmes.
Our students said:
“Interesting course at a University that has a great sense of community.” Lynne, Livingstone
"The course content had a combination of subjects that really appealed to me." Marissa, Glasgow
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - BSc with Honours in Psychology and Forensic Biology
How you learn and are assessed
The programme is a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory classes, seminars/tutorials and independent study.
The practical laboratory classes offer the chance to learn relevant scientific techniques first hand, and an opportunity to engage in research by designing experiments and collecting and analysing data.
You are assessed using a variety of assessment types. These include examinations and class tests, laboratory reports, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects and writing scientific articles and case studies.
Assessment is through a range of methods including exams, tests, practical laboratory reports and student presentations.