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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biology and Psychology (with BPS recognition)


Biology Element: Biology and Psychology (with BPS Recognition) Joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
BL1101 Biology 1 20 AND
BL1102 Biology 2 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

BSc 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


Biology Element: Biology and Psychology (with BPS Recognition) Joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ View list 60 credits from Module List: BL2300 - BL2310
BL2300 Research Methods in Biology 15
BL2301 Cell Biology 15
BL2302 Molecular Biology 15
BL2303 Evolutionary Biology 15
BL2304 Invertebrate Zoology 15
BL2305 Cell Systems 15
BL2306 Biochemistry 15
BL2307 Ecology 15
BL2308 Vertebrate Zoology 15
BL2309 Applied Molecular Biology 15
BL2310 Comparative Physiology 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 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 ^
BSc 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 ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in TWO of 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 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 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


Biology Element: Biology and Psychology (with BPS Recognition) Joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
BL3320 Statistical and Quantitative Skills for Biologists 10 AND
View list Between 30 and 40 credits from Module List: BL3000 - BL3323, PN3312 - PN3313
BL3301 Protein Structure and Function 20
BL3302 Gene Regulation 20
BL3303 Membranes and Cell Communication 20
BL3307 Evolution 20
BL3308 Aquatic Ecology 20
BL3309 Ecosystems and Conservation 20
BL3310 Bioenergetics 20
BL3311 Infection and Disease 20
BL3315 Developmental Biology 20
BL3316 Animal Plant Interactions 20
BL3318 Biology of Marine Organisms 20
BL3319 Animal Behaviour: A Quantitative Approach 20
BL3320 Statistical and Quantitative Skills for Biologists 10
BL3321 Advanced Critical Analysis Reading Party 10
BL3322 Basic Biochemistry Laboratory 10
BL3323 Terrestrial Zoology 20
PN3312 Pharmacology 20
PN3313 Neuroscience 20
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

BSc 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


Biology Element: Biology and Psychology (with BPS Recognition) Joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list At least 45 credits from Module List: BL3400, BL4210 - BL4301, ID4001, PN4230 - PN4231, PN4234 - PN4235 AND
BL4210 Practical Skills for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 15
BL4211 Antimicrobials - Mode of Action and Resistance 15
BL4212 How Enzymes Work 15
BL4213 Molecular Virology 15
BL4215 Bacterial Virulence Factors 15
BL4216 Structure-based Drug Discovery 15
BL4220 Geomicrobiology - from Gold Mines to Global Warming, how Microbes influence our Planet 15
BL4222 Metabolic and Clinical Biochemistry 15
BL4223 Molecular and cell biology of eukaryotic DNA replication 15
BL4224 Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Trafficking 15
BL4230 Neurodegeneration and Aging 15
BL4231 Neuromodulation 15
BL4232 Neuroethology 15
BL4234 Synaptic Transmission 15
BL4235 Motoneurons: From Physiology to Pathology 15
BL4248 Human Physiology of Diving 15
BL4249 Scientific Diving 15
BL4251 Tropical Marine Biology 15
BL4254 Fisheries Research 15
BL4255 Marine and Environmental Biotechnology 15
BL4256 Marine Bioacoustics 15
BL4258 Foraging in Marine Mammals 15
BL4259 Marine Mammals and Man 15
BL4260 Biological Oceanography 15
BL4262 Environmental Drivers of Marine Habitats 15
BL4263 The Question of Culture in Cetaceans 15
BL4266 Conservation Research Methods 15
BL4268 Scientific Communication in Biodiversity and Conservation 15
BL4270 Plant-environment Interactions 15
BL4273 Bioinformatics for Biologists 15
BL4274 Evolutionary Developmental Biology 15
BL4275 Evolution in Action 15
BL4278 Biology of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Vertebrates 15
BL4280 Evolution and Human Behaviour 15
BL4281 Animal Communication and Cognition 15
BL4282 Biology and Behaviour of Social Insects 15
BL4284 Breeding Systems and Sexual Conflict 15
BL4285 Complex Systems in Animal Behaviour 15
BL4286 Advanced Topics in Evolution 15
BL4301 Polar Ecology: A field course in Antarctica 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
PN4230 Neurodegeneration and Aging 15
PN4231 Neuromodulation 15
PN4234 Synaptic Transmission 15
PN4235 Motoneurons: From Physiology to Pathology 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

BSc 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.


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.

Other information

With the permission of the Director of Teaching up to 20 credits per programme may be taken in a module outwith the specified modules in all School of Biology Programmes. Where there are choices between modules in the programmes, some options may have pre-requisites therefore the 1000- and 2000-level modules taken may limit choices. The availability of 4000-level modules in the School of Biology will be dependent on sufficient student demand.

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 ).