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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Each paper uses a variety of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, classes, seminars, and supervisions. Some papers include a practical element, which takes place in laboratories. Students can typically expect at least two lectures a week for each paper, and it is recommended that students write six supervision essays per paper. Students will receive additional supervisions on their projects and dissertations.

The individual papers employ a range of assessment techniques, including unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, literature and experimental reports, marked essays, oral examinations, and project reports and presentations. Examiners are appointed separately for each paper.

In each year of the course, examiners award marks and classes based on marking criteria approved by the relevant course organisers and Faculty Board. The marks for each paper are moderated to ensure that a fair and comparable distribution of marks is achieved across each subject. Students are awarded a class based on the aggregate mark of the subjects taken.

A Typical Day

10 amLecture in the Department
11 amWork on your essay in the library, grab a coffee and check email, or chat in the student common room
12 pmLecture in the Department
2 pmRun an experimental session in the lab for your research project
3 pmSupervision – head to lecturer's office with two other students for feedback and discussion of essays
4.30 pmResearch seminar – talk from a visiting researcher to the lab, followed by discussion


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