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Master of Arts (Honours) Psychology and Social Anthropology (with BPS recognition)


MA Psychology (with BPS recognition) joint element: First year
Code Module name Credits
PS1001 Psychology 1 20 AND
PS1002 Psychology 2 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Social Anthropology joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
SA1002 Ways of Thinking 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

It is recommended to select SA1001 in addition to SA1002.

MA Psychology (with BPS recognition) joint element: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ PS2001 Psychology 1 30 AND
^ PS2002 Psychology 2 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options AND

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Social Anthropology joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* SA2001 The Foundations of Social Anthropology 20 AND
* SA2002 Ethnographic Encounters 20 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked *

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc / MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


MA Psychology (with BPS recognition) joint element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
PS3021 Research Design and Analysis 1 15 AND
PS3022 Research Design and Analysis 2 15 AND
PS4040 Psychology Review 10 AND
View list At least 20 credits from Module List: PS3031 - PS3034, (PS3035 or PS3036), (PS3037 or PS3038)
PS3031 Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Perspectives 10
PS3032 Assessment in Clinical Psychology 10
PS3033 Developmental Psychology 10
PS3034 Social Psychology 10
PS3035 Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience 10
PS3036 Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology 10
PS3037 Perception 10
PS3038 Cognition 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

PS3035 cannot be taken with PS3036
PS3037 cannot be taken with PS3038

Social Anthropology joint element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 30 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA3999 AND
SA3030 Critical Thinkers and Formative Texts 30
SA3031 Anthropological Study of Language and Culture 30
SA3032 Regional Ethnography 1 30
SA3033 Regional Ethnography 2 30
SA3049 Perception, Imagination and Communication 30
SA3050 Interpreting Social and Cultural Phenomena 30
SA3053 Individuality, Community and Morality 30
SA3055 Anthropology and History 30
SA3056 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA3057 Sex and Gender 30
SA3059 Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations 30
SA3060 Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology 30
SA3061 Reading Ethnography 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
SA3063 Anthropology of Religion 30
SA3064 The Anthropology of Migration 30
SA3065 Anthropology of Economic Life 30
SA3506 Methods in Social Anthropology 30
SA3901 Ethnographic Project: Putting Anthropology to Practice in the 'Real' World 30
SA3902 An Anthropology of Global Social Issues 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 30 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA4089, SA4400 - SA4899 (except SA4794 - SA4797)
SA3030 Critical Thinkers and Formative Texts 30
SA3031 Anthropological Study of Language and Culture 30
SA3032 Regional Ethnography 1 30
SA3033 Regional Ethnography 2 30
SA3049 Perception, Imagination and Communication 30
SA3050 Interpreting Social and Cultural Phenomena 30
SA3053 Individuality, Community and Morality 30
SA3055 Anthropology and History 30
SA3056 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA3057 Sex and Gender 30
SA3059 Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations 30
SA3060 Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology 30
SA3061 Reading Ethnography 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
SA3063 Anthropology of Religion 30
SA3064 The Anthropology of Migration 30
SA3065 Anthropology of Economic Life 30
SA3506 Methods in Social Anthropology 30
SA3901 Ethnographic Project: Putting Anthropology to Practice in the 'Real' World 30
SA3902 An Anthropology of Global Social Issues 30
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 30
SA4500 Independent Project 1 30
SA4501 Independent Project 2 30
SA4821 Amerindian Language and Culture 30
SA4850 Andes 30
SA4855 Anthropology, Literature and Writing 30
SA4856 Anthropology, Christianity and Modernity 30
SA4857 West Africa 30
SA4860 Anthropology of Amazonia 30
SA4861 Ethnography of Fieldwork 30
SA4862 Imagining the World: The Anthropology of Consciousness 30
SA4863 Youth in Africa 30
SA4864 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA4865 Ethnohistories of the Americas 30
SA4866 Anthropology and Eurasia 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

SA3506 must be taken if the student wishes to take SA4099, SA4794 or SA4796 in Fourth Year.

MA Psychology (with BPS recognition) joint element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 40 credits from Module List: PS3031 - PS3034 AND
PS3031 Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Perspectives 10
PS3032 Assessment in Clinical Psychology 10
PS3033 Developmental Psychology 10
PS3034 Social Psychology 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: (PS3035 or PS3036), (PS3037 or PS3038) AND
PS3035 Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience 10
PS3036 Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology 10
PS3037 Perception 10
PS3038 Cognition 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
( PS4050 Psychology Project (30) 30 OR
PS4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30 ) AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: PS3000 - PS4195
PS3007 Perception, Cognition and Action 15
PS3008 Brain and Behaviour 1 15
PS3009 Brain and Behaviour 2 15
PS3010 Social, Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology 1 15
PS3011 Social, Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology 2 15
PS3012 Conceptual Issues and Individual Differences in Psychology 15
PS3021 Research Design and Analysis 1 15
PS3022 Research Design and Analysis 2 15
PS3031 Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Perspectives 10
PS3032 Assessment in Clinical Psychology 10
PS3033 Developmental Psychology 10
PS3034 Social Psychology 10
PS3035 Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience 10
PS3036 Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology 10
PS3037 Perception 10
PS3038 Cognition 10
PS3901 Neuropsychology 30
PS3902 Theoretical Perspectives in Psychology 30
PS3990 Social and Evolutionary Psychology 15
PS3993 Social and Evolutionary Psychology (97) 15
PS3994 Perceptual Processes (1998) 15
PS4040 Psychology Review 10
PS4050 Psychology Project (30) 30
PS4060 Review Essay 15
PS4064 Working Memory 15
PS4065 Vision: from Neurons to Awareness 15
PS4066 Neural Modelling 15
PS4069 Group Behaviour 15
PS4071 Behavioural Neuroscience 15
PS4074 Cognitive Psychology and the Emotional Disorders 15
PS4075 Animal Communication and Language 15
PS4079 Sex Differences and Gender Development 15
PS4080 Social Memory 15
PS4081 Formation and Reduction of Prejudice and Stereotyping 15
PS4083 Psychology of Music 15
PS4084 Psychology of Art: Aesthetics and individual differences in visual function 15
PS4085 Evolution and Development of Social and Technical Intelligence 15
PS4086 Origins and Evolution of Mind Reading (Theory of Mind) 15
PS4088 Emotion 15
PS4089 Neural Basis of Episodic Memory 15
PS4090 Face Perception and Human Attraction 15
PS4091 Computer-aided Research 15
PS4092 The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion and Belief 15
PS4093 The Psychology of Dementia 15
PS4094 Communicating Psychology and Neuroscience 15
PS4095 Psychopathology 15
PS4096 Mechanisms of Behaviour: Integrating Psychological and Neuroscience Perspectives 15
PS4097 Research Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience 15
PS4100 The Psychology of Terrorism 15
PS4101 Selves and Identities 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

PS3031 - PS3034 - Select all modules not taken in Year 3.
(PS3035 or PS3036) and (PS3037 or PS3038) - Select to make a total of 20 credits from these modules over Year 3 and 4.

Social Anthropology joint element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: SA4000 - SA4299, SA4400 - SA4899, (SA4301 and ID4002)
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 30
SA4098 Library-based Dissertation 30
SA4099 Primary Research-based Dissertation 30
SA4500 Independent Project 1 30
SA4501 Independent Project 2 30
SA4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
SA4795 Joint Dissertation (60cr) 60
SA4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
SA4797 Joint Project (60cr) 60
SA4821 Amerindian Language and Culture 30
SA4850 Andes 30
SA4855 Anthropology, Literature and Writing 30
SA4856 Anthropology, Christianity and Modernity 30
SA4857 West Africa 30
SA4860 Anthropology of Amazonia 30
SA4861 Ethnography of Fieldwork 30
SA4862 Imagining the World: The Anthropology of Consciousness 30
SA4863 Youth in Africa 30
SA4864 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA4865 Ethnohistories of the Americas 30
SA4866 Anthropology and Eurasia 30
SA4301 Anthropology in the Community 15
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

If selected SA4301 must be taken with ID4002.

British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation

Passes in PS3021, PS3022, PS3031, PS3032, PS3033, PS3034, (PS3035 or PS3036 or PN3313), (PS3037 or PS3038), PS4040 and (PS4050 or PS4299 or PN4299) are required for recognition by the British Psychological Society. Due to current to timetable clashes, this may not be possible for degrees in combination with Theological Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, Management, or Social Anthropology. This recognition is required for those who wish to gain employment as professional psychologists.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).