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Master of Arts (Honours) Psychology


MA Psychology single: 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


MA Psychology single: 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 ^

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 single: Third year
Code Module name Credits
PS3021 Research Design and Analysis 1 15 AND
PS3022 Research Design and Analysis 2 15 AND
View list 80 credits from Module List: PS3031 - PS3038 AND
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
PS4040 Psychology Review 10

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


MA Psychology single: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
( PS4050 Psychology Project (30) 30 AND
PS4060 Review Essay 15 AND
View list 75 credits from Module List: PS4000 - PS4195 ) OR
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
(( PS4299 Psychology Project (60) 60 OR
PN4299 Neuroscience Research Project 60 ) AND
View list 60 credits from Module List: PS4000 - PS4195 )
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

With the approval of the School 30 credits from PS4000 - PS4195 may be taken in another subject.


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 ).