Psychology and Neuroscience

From biological brains to social minds: this course delivers contemporary teaching across a broad range of areas, led by researchers from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Topic examples

  • developmental and cultural psychology 
  • cognition 
  • perception 
  • the biology of neurons  
  • disorders of the nervous system.

These examples are merely a sample and are based on previous years. Topics may change based on the curriculum chosen by the department in any given year. 

Academic skills

Aside from the study of specific content, students will learn to improve their academic writing, learning to shape arguments and developing an academic writing style, whilst also improving their subject-specific vocabulary.  

Learning experience

Students will experience a mixture of lectures, seminars, group work and independent study on this course. Lecture content is taught by staff of the University of St Andrews. 

Additional information

You will also have a chance to complete a research project, during which you will engage with hypothesis formation, research design, data collection and interpretation. 

Course outcomes

Students will receive an official certificate from the University of St Andrews to confirm their successful completion of the course.