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.
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.
Drug Use Today
This module introduces the study of ‘the drug problem’, in Western society. You'll explore the sociological and psychological perspectives used to explain drug-using behaviour.
Cyberterrorism and Extremism
Your work this module will reflect real-world practice as you look closer at what’s happening in the world today, and discuss and debate key terms such as ‘cyber’, 'radicalisation', 'terrorism', ‘extremism’ and 'violent extremism'.
Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminology
Restorative justice aims to repair the harm caused by offending behaviour by including people with a direct stake in the offence in finding a solution to benefit all. You'll examine the development of restorative justice and peacemaking criminology, analysing their key concepts, values, principles and practices - as well as the controversies surrounding them.
Transnational Organised Crime
Learn the concepts behind our grasp of transnational organised crime. You'll cover areas including the drugs and arms trade; people trafficking; cybercrime; and terrorism.
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.
Surveillance and Social Control
You'll study a range of theoretical perspectives on the emergence of a surveillance society - and examine the impact this is having on policing, criminal justice and social justice. You will also explore some of the wider social, political, economic, and cultural drivers behind the emergence of ‘new surveillance’ technologies.
Modern-Day Slavery in the UK
Slavery in the UK has risen exponentially over the past 20 years - now reaching some 136,000 victims. You'll consider definitions of slavery and how its scale is measured. You will adopt a social harm perspective, maintaining a victim/survivor focus whilst formulating proactive strategies for more effective preventative approaches to modern slavery.
Study the contemporary sociology of imprisonment. You'll examine current controversies in the use of prison sentences and consider the effects of incarceration on offenders.
On this module, you'll learn how to present quantitative results in meaningful and informative ways. And you'll develop skills that allow you to accurately interpret and assess statistical output.
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.
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.
What Works Criminology
Everyone has ideas about how to reduce crime, make police more effective or improve victim satisfaction. But how do we know what works? This module introduces you to the methods that explore what works in Criminology and equips you with the necessary critical and methodological skills.
Mental Health, Illness and Society
What constitutes mental health, mental illness, treatment, justice & human rights is a contested topic with various ideological tensions. You'll take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of mental illness and persons with mental disability. You will consider the implications of the professional power of institutional psychiatry, the historical shifts in mental health care policy, the role of the criminal justice system, and the disability rights advocacy and human rights perspectives.
This module focuses on the contribution of psychology to our understanding of why some people commit crime, how we can improve criminal investigations and trials, and the role of the forensic psychologist within the criminal justice system. Questions explored include: what is a psychopath, what effect does solitary confinement have on a prisoner’s mental health, can offenders be rehabilitated, and what can a crime scene tell us about the criminal.