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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

PS1009 introduces you to major concepts and theories in psychology to provide you with a strong understanding of the human mind and behaviour. You will attend lectures on biological, development and cognitive psychology and participate in workshops where you will work as part of a team and debate topics related to the lecture materials such as “should teenagers be held responsible for the crimes they commit?” Studying psychology is beneficial to a range of careers including management, finance and counselling, to name but a few. Psychology regularly tops employers’ lists of producing the most employable graduates.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Emily Nordmann

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS1012 Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Studied)
  • SF1001 Introductory Psychology 1: Concepts and Theory (Foundation) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics will include: Biological, developmental and cognitive psychology.

Further Information & Notes

Although this course has no co-requisites, it will be a co-requisite for Introductory Psychology I: Methods and Applications.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Multiple-choice examination (75%). Continuous assessment in workshops (25%). 

Resit: Multiple-choice examination (75%). Continuous assessments (25%).

Formative Assessment

Online wikis and peer-feedback will be provided for the debate workshops. In-class quizzes will be provided.



Course Learning Outcomes


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