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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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • BSc Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc Behavioural Biology
  • BSc Behavioural Studies
  • BSc Exercise and Health Science
  • BSc Neuroscience with Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Sports Studies (Exercise and Health)
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Biobusiness)
  • MA Behavioural Studies
  • MA Psychology
  • MSci Neuroscience with Psychology & in Pl't
  • MSci in Exercise and Health Science with Ind'l Plac
  • MSci in Sports Studies (Exercise and Health) with Ind'l Plac
  • Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills
  • Msci In Neuroscience With Psychology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Psychology Joint
  • Psychology Major

Contact Teaching Time

65 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


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.



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