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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 Amy Irwin

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • PS3011 Psychological Assessment (Passed)
  • PS3012 Perception (Passed)
  • PS3014 Biological Psychology (Passed)
  • PS3518 Developmental Psychology (Passed)
  • PS3519 Memory and Language (Passed)
  • PS3520 Social Psychology (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Psychology (PS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS4030 Senior Honours Psychology A (Studied)
  • PS4032 Perceptual Processes (Studied)
  • PS4033 Advances in Biological Psychology (Studied)
  • PS4037 Perceptual Processes (Studied)
  • PS4532 Memory and Language Processes (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies
  • BSc Behavioural Studies with French
  • BSc Behavioural Studies with Gaelic
  • BSc Behavioural Studies with German
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with Gaelic
  • MA Behavioural Studies
  • MA Behavioural Studies with French
  • MA Behavioural Studies with Gaelic Studies
  • MA Behavioural Studies with German
  • MA Psychology
  • Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills
  • Psychology Major

Contact Teaching Time

106 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


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.

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