In the first year, you will study psychology, research methods (laboratory classes and statistics) and an open unit in another school.
In the second year, you will focus on research methods and units in the psychology core curriculum.
The final year of the degree is entirely option-based, with selection from a range of lecture and seminar courses together with a research project.
Bristol is a fantastic place to live and study, and its university is internationally renowned. The School of Experimental Psychology is a friendly environment in which staff get to know students personally. Our course has a fundamental emphasis on the experimental study of the mind, and we want our students to share a sense of fun and adventure in psychological science.
Our staff are world-leading experts who are enthusiastic about teaching students about the latest developments in the field based on the cutting-edge research that they and their colleagues are conducting.
Over the course of the degree students become independent learners who can think for themselves. In the third year students can tailor the course to their interests, choosing from around 20 seminar courses and undertaking a major research project of their choice. There is an active undergraduate Psychology Society which runs regular events and produces its own magazine.
You can apply until:
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Students are automatically enrolled on CHEM10001 Big Ideas in Science as their open unit. Students can opt out, and choose 20 credits from a different School.
We look for students who are bright, motivated and who show a genuine enthusiasm for psychology. Whilst many of our students will hold a psychology A-level, this is not a pre-requisite. Like most other psychology courses, ours includes statistics, so some aptitude for mathematics is useful; however, you do not need to be a maths whiz. Our course is centred around scientific enquiry - the final year research project forms a major part of our degree. So if you are scientifically minded, and want to know about psychology as it is currently understood, then our course would suit you.
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