Final year (national level 6):
Empirical Project (40 credits)
Work with a supervisor to apply what you have learned in research methods modules to your own research project. Report your findings in an extensive research report, and present your project in the form of an academic poster at our poster conference.
From Lab to Life: Big Issues in Psychology (10 credits)
Engage with some of the ‘big issues’ at the cutting edge of psychology, for example, the place of psychology within the wider field of science, free will, consciousness and the implications of personality disorders for criminal responsibility.
Optional modules – choose 70 credits, at least two 20 credit options must be taken
Please note: not all of these modules will run every year.
Clinical Neuropsychology (20 credits)
Look at the nature of cognitive and emotional impairments following brain damage in adults. Cover topics including the causes of brain damage in adults, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's Disease, neuropsychological assessment procedures and rehabilitation following brain injury.
Mental Health and Illness (20 credits)
Explore a number of psychological approaches to mental health problems and the therapies and treatments associated with them. Cover a number of common mental health conditions, as well as the perspectives of users of mental health services. The module will be of interest to you if you are hoping to enter clinical or therapeutic work.
Environmental Psychology (20 credits)
Gain specialist knowledge of Environmental Psychology, an applied sub-discipline of Psychology which bridges a range of core areas and related disciplines such as architecture, planning, and geography. Cover topics which include the role of the environment in social development and relationships, the relationships between environments, health and wellbeing, place attachment, place identity and the importance of home.
Health Psychology and Behaviour Change (20 credits)
Examine how psychological concepts, principles and theories can be applied to understand and alleviate problems associated with health and health-related behaviours. Cover topics which include personality, health and illness, sociocultural aspects of health and illness, and stress and health. Focus on psychological interventions aimed at changing health-related behaviours.
Advanced Quantitative Methods (10 credits)
Further develop your research design and data analysis skills, building on the foundations provided at Years 1 and 2. Cover advanced quantitative research design and acquire a number of advanced data analysis techniques.
Cyberpsychology (10 credits)
Learn about the emerging field of cyberpsychology, the psychology of how humans interact with technology and online environments. Consider how we interact with virtual worlds, virtual identity, online behaviours, privacy and self-disclosure online, for example how the internet can be utilised effectively for learning.