Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences is a unique degree course. It combines core papers in Psychology with the opportunity to study an enormous range of other approaches to understanding the human mind, brain, and behaviour. In the first two years, students spend half of their time covering core topics in psychology, including neuroscience, cognitive science, social and developmental psychology, and research methods; the other half of their papers are selected from a very wide range of courses from across the university, including neurobiology, philosophy, political science, biological and social anthropology, sociology, and education. In their final year, students choose three advanced papers that fit their specialized interests, and complete an original piece of research, again on a topic of their choosing. They emerge with a deep understanding of human behaviour, and with an impressive portfolio of intellectual and technical skills.