Our BSc Psychology (C800) programme is taught at Durham City in the department's buildings at Mountjoy at the top of the Science Site. Students studying this course will need to be members of one of the colleges based at Durham City.
Take a virtual tour of the Psychology (C800) programme and hear what our students and research staff have to say about the department and its facilities. Click on the video clip below.
Studying Psychology (C800)
This Psychology degree is organized around three broad approaches to the subject: Cognitive, Biological and Social & Developmental. That is, we study people in terms of their internal mental processes, the biological mechanisms that underlie their behaviour, and the social and developmental context in which they act. In addition, we consider ways of assessing individual differences between people, and consider abnormal and clinical aspects of psychology. Students are instructed in the statistical and methodological techniques that form the basis of psychological research. Widespread use is made of computers during the course, although no prior knowledge is assumed and the emphasis is on ease of use. Practical work does not involve the use of animals.
The course is designed to cover the essential material for BPS accredited Psychology degrees in the first two years, and to allow for specialization in the third year. You will study six modules per year, and your overall final degree classification will be based on your second and third year performance, weighted 40/60 in favour of final year work.
Applying to Durham for Psychology?
For more information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Secretary.