The BSocSci (Hons) in Psychology curriculum is designed as a 4-year programme. Over the four years, students complete core and elective psychology courses in conjunction with a series of broadening courses in other academic disciplines.
Psychology is the study of behaviour and cognition, and is both a social science and life science. The broad-based undergraduate programme reflects this dual nature. Humans are studied in interaction with others, and to answer questions about how we perceive our world, learn, formulate goals, react to stress, and interact with others. Psychology is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on neurophysiology, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics. A student with varied interests can frequently find a place for them in psychology.