Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science BSc
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The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.
You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.
You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in each stage of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.Year 1
60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modulesCompulsory modules CodeModuleCredits PSY1202Introduction to Biological Psychology 15 PSY1205Introduction to Statistics 15 PSY1206Introduction to Research Methods 15 PSY1207Cognition, Emotion and Development 15 Optional modules
* Choose 15 credits from modules contained within the list [Psychology with SES - Psychology first year - 2014/5]
† Choose 45 credits from modules contained within the list [Psychology with SES - Sport first year - 2014/5]
90 credits of compulsory modules, 30 credits of optional modulesCompulsory modules CodeModuleCredits PSY2203Social Psychology II 15 PSY2205Personality and Individual Differences 15 PSY2206Methods and Statistics in Psychology II 15 PSY2303Cognition and Emotion 15 PSY2304Biological Basis of Behaviour 15 PSY2306Development Psychology and Psychopathology 15 Optional modules
* Choose 15 credits from modules contained within the list [Psychology with SES - Psychology second year - 2014/5]
† Choose 15 credits from modules contained within the list [Psychology with SES - Sport second year - 2014/5]CodeModuleCredits Psychology with SES - Psychology second year - 2015/6 [* See note above] PSY2209Cognition Practical I15 PSY2210Social Practical I15 PSY2212Cognition Practical II15 PSY2213Social Practical II15 PSY2214Observations and Experiments in Animal Behaviour15 PSY2216Qualitative Methods and Interview Skills15 PSY2217Wild Behaviour15 Psychology with SES - Sport second year - 2015/6 [† See note above] ESS2001Exercise Physiology15 ESS2710Sport Psychology15 Year 3
60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules (subject to an overall total of 120 credits)Compulsory modules
* All students must take a research project module. This can either be PSY3401 Research Project in Psychology (45 credits) or ESS3302 Dissertation (45 credits) offered by Sport and Health Sciences. In the latter case, it is a requirement of BPS accreditation that the project involves a Psychology topic and that the work be supervised by a Psychologist within Sport and Health Sciences.CodeModuleCredits PSY3401Psychology Research Project [* See note above]45 ESS3302Dissertation [* See note above]45 PSY3402Methods and Statistics in Psychology III 15 Optional modules
If you choose PSY3401 then you must take 60 credits of optional modules as follows:
at least 15 credits of ESS modules with the remainder chosen from either PSY or ESS modules.
If you choose ESS3302 then you must take 60 credits of optional modules as follows:
at least 15 credits of ESS modules, at least 15 credits of PSY modules with the remainder chosen from either PSY or ESS modules.
† When choosing PSY modules you must select modules from three different groups – Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3
‡ You are also permitted to take the five credit module PSY3906 Psychology Research Internship in the second or final years. Registration on this module is subject to a competitive application process. If taken, this module will not count towards progression or award calculation.CodeModuleCredits Psychology final year - Group 1 - 2015/6 [† see note above] PSY3410Stereotypes and Stereotyping15 PSY3411Psychology and Law15 PSY3412The Psychology of Gender15 PSY3413Communication and Social Groups15 PSY3415Social Psychology of Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour15 PSY3416Work and Organisational Psychology15 PSY3424Applied Social Psychology: Health, Environment and Society15 Psychology final year - Group 2 - 2015/6 [† see note above] PSY3417The Associative Mind15 PSY3418Processes of Human Memory15 PSY3419Studying Cognition and Emotion with Brain Imaging15 PSY3420Brain Plasticity and Language Learning Across the Lifespan15 PSY3421Neuroethology15 PSY3422Comparative Cognition15 PSY3423The Evolution of Social Behaviour and Social Organisation15 PSY3429Associative Basis of Addictive Behaviour15 Psychology final year - Group 3 - 2015/6 [† see note above] PSY3411Psychology and Law15 PSY3425Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Mood Disorders15 PSY3426Parental Psychiatric Disorders and Children's Development15 PSY3427Compulsive Behaviour15 PSY3430Women's Mental Health15 PSY3433Clinical Perspectives on Altered States of Consciousness15 PSY3435Transdiagnostic Approaches to Psychological Disorders15 PSY3906Psychology Research Internship [‡ see note above]5
Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science BSc