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Course Overview

This Level 4 course has two elements; the lecture course options and the critical review. In the second term Level 4 theory course you can pick two courses from the selection which include Cultural Evolution, Vision and Action, Advanced Topics in Language, Abnormal Psychology and Human Factors.  In addition to your choice of courses you will complete a Critical Review of an area of research literature under the supervision of a member of academic staff.  The course allows you to specialise in the areas of psychology at advanced Level and is open only to Behavioural studies/Psychology students

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sandie Cleland

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Course Description

Two options in advanced psychology, chosen from a list made available by the School of Psychology. The options available may change from year to year.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only open to (1) students taking Single Honours Psychology or Behavioural Studies, and (2) students taking Honours Psychology or Behavioural Studies for the Combined Degree.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Two 90 minute written examinations (66%); one in-course written assessment of no more than 3000 words (33%).

Formative Assessment

Feedback on tutorial activities and on written assignments. Example exam questions in lectures.


Oral feedback on tutorial activities by supervising tutor. Written feedback on coursework within 3 weeks of coursework being handed in.

Course Learning Outcomes


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