UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Intercalated BSc Psychology Structure

Compulsory Modules

1) PSYC1105: Concepts and Methods in Psychology (½ CU)
Students will be introduced to key conceptual issues, methodological approaches and significant findings in scientific psychology, their historical background, and the kinds of empirical evidence on which these findings are based. The distinctive features of the cognitive, biological and social approaches to psychology and the ways in which these approaches have developed and can complement each other will be described.

2) PSYC1203: The Psychology of Individual Differences (½ CU)
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of:

  • the dominant theories in intelligence and personality,
  • how these theories can be investigated scientifically
  • how these theories can be used to assess, describe, explain, and predict human behaviour.
  • the principal influences, genetic, biological and environmental, that create these differences.
Optional Modules

Intercalating students are required to choose four Level 3 modules.  The intercalated tutor will be able to advise on whether a given selection is appropriate. 

PSYC3102 Social Psychology

PSYC3104 Psychology of Education

PSYC3107 Topics in Clinical Psychology

PSYC3108 Organisational Psychology

PSYC3109 Psychology of Health Risks

PSYC3110 Topics in Developmental Psychology

PSYC3111 Human Computer Interaction

PSYC3201 Applied Decision-Making

PSYC3205 Speech 0.5 CU Prof Howell

PSYC3207 Human Learning and Memory

PSYC3209 Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC3210 Brain in Action

PSYC3211 Attention and Awareness

PSYC3301 Advanced Multivariate Statistical Methods in Psychology

PSYC3303 Topics in Neurobiology

PSYC3307 Genes and Behaviour

NEUR3045 Visual Neuroscience (Anatomy Course)

PLIN7109: Stuttering

Research Project (1CU)

Terms 1 and 2
This is a piece of empirical/experimental research or computer modelling exercise on any broadly psychological topic. The department has teaching staff able to supervise projects in most areas of psychology, so a wide choice of topics is possible. Subjects studied in the past include post traumatic stress disorder, colour-blindness, effects of exercise on mood, satisfaction with obstetric care, dyslexia and complementary medicine, and neural mechanisms of memory.
A list of possible projects are provided in the induction in May.  For some online statistics support that you may find helpful, click here.