What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Research Skills 1
This module will introduce you to the process of psychological research. You will develop skills in quantitative data processing and presentation of descriptive statistics.
Cognition and Development 1
Explore the ideas, research methods and findings that have shaped modern cognitive and developmental psychology.
Brain and Behaviour 1
Explore the relationship between the brain and human behaviour, including how we sense the world, how we act in the world and how we think and feel about the world.
Research Skills 2
Develop your research skills further with a focus on how we infer things about the world using data. This module gives you practical experience of research methods.
Social Psychology and Individual Differences 1
Explore social-psychological theories and gain insight into how psychologists have identified patterns of behaviour, emotion and ability across time and situations.
Global Challenge: The Psychological Effects of Adversity
Explore how psychology can be applied to a critical issue facing societies across the globe today: how one's position in society affects one's physical health and mental well-being.
Second year modules
Research Skills 3
Discover experimental designs involving multiple conditions and independent variables. You'll learn how to analyse data generated by these more complex designs.
Cognition and Development 2
In this module we look at recent research into cognition in children and adults - how they reason with and remember information, and how they understand the emotional and social life of other people.
Brain and Behaviour 2
Study more advanced topics including cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology. This module also introduces issues in comparative psychology and animal intelligence.
Research Skills 4
On this module, you'll develop your qualitative data collection and analysis skills, and focus on psychometrics and the ability to process complex real-world secondary data sources.
Social Psychology and Individual Differences 2
Focus in more depth on studies from recent journal articles. You'll look at developments in social psychology and individual differences and the overlap with other disciplines.
Psychological Wellbeing and Distress
This module introduces you to key issues in mental health. You'll consider theory and evidence about the psychological, social and biological origins of a range of mental health difficulties.
Final year modules
In your final year, you can select your choice of modules from a wide range of options. This allows you to explore topics that interest you in-depth and they are linked to the research interests of our teaching staff.
You will also plan and carry out an individual research project on a topic of your choice under the supervision of a member of staff. One of our recent students won the Experimental Psychology Society and British Science Association’s undergraduate project prize which is awarded for the best piece of research conducted by a psychology student in the UK.
You may also apply to take a number of specialist option modules in Clinical Psychology during the final year. Students who complete these modules may then apply for fast-track entry onto the University of Hull’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology which enables you to train to become a professional Clinical Psychologist.
Research Project (Psychology)
Carry out your own psychological research grounded in empirical approaches. You'll develop your research skills working alongside a supervisor and engaging in independent empirical work.
Study Abroad (Psychology)
You'll have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, studying two modules which will count towards your degree in Hull.
Psychology and Health
Study the application of psychology to social and clinical factors surrounding health, illness and health-related behaviours. You'll consider the function of health care systems like the NHS.
Explore how brain lesions and neurological diseases affect cognition and behaviour. You'll study the major neurological deficits and syndromes found with central nervous system malfunctions.
Learn about the psychological origins of crime, how psychology can inform crime detection and what psychologists can do to reduce offending.
Clinical Applications of Neuroscience: Theory and Practice
Gain a deeper understanding of neuroscience techniques. You'll study the theory, and then learn through first-hand practical experience of application and data analysis methods.
Understanding Animal Minds
Explore human and animal behaviour from a perspective adopted by naturalists, biologists, cognitive neuroscientists and experimental psychologists.
The Social Brain and Autism
Learn about the ways that psychology, philosophy and neuroscience contribute to the current insights about how the brain enables social cognition - and how that helps us understand autism.
Memory in the Real World
Build your understanding of memory and its importance in everyday life. You'll cover topics including autobiographical memory, false memories and memory for emotional events.
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Development
Explore how debates in cognitive development inform developmental psychology research into topics such as the understanding of the physical world and executive functions.
Psychology in Education
Develop an understanding of the ways that individual variations in learning needs in children and adolescents manifest themselves in education.
The Ageing Brain
Gain an understanding of ageing within the human brain. You'll explore the underpinnings of normal and abnormal ageing, including age-related brain diseases and disorders.
Clinical and Therapeutic Issues in Clinical Psychology
Discover the importance of the therapeutic relationship in clinical psychology and explore clinical and therapeutic approaches commonly used in clinical psychology.
Professional, Ethical, and Personal Issues in Clinical Psychology
An introduction to clinical psychology and its role in the NHS. You'll explore the philosophy and core purpose of the profession, as well as the nature and role of its code of conduct.
Introduction to Assessment in Clinical Psychology
You'll explore topics including: clinical interview and history taking; psychometric assessments across the lifespan; risk assessment; and formulation in clinical practice.
On this module you will explore the impact of work on health, safety and wellbeing. You’ll cover topics such as human error, and examine how work-system design can explain major industrial disasters.
Programming for Psychologists
You will learn how to programme in Python and apply that skill to various areas in Psychology. For instance you'll learn how to programme your own experiments (PsychoPy), manipulate datasets, model vision etc.
Psychological Treatments and Services
On this module you will study how psychological treatments can help people with mental health problems, addictions and other psychological difficulties. You will learn about the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the kind of settings where psychological treatment is delivered.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.