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Course summary

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes. You'll learn about the structure of the brain as well as the perceptions, thoughts, feelings and actions of people. In years one and two you will study core areas of psychology. You will gain a breadth of knowledge across different branches of psychology such as educational, health and forensic. In year three you will have more options to choose your modules and tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations. You'll develop a variety of skills and techniques such as data analysis and research methods. This course is an integrated masters. In your fourth year, you will undertake a major research project. This project is your chance to be part of the transformational research at Nottingham. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with one of the research groups in the School of Psychology. We have a broad spectrum of research interests which allows us to offer a wide range of topics for you to choose from.


In year one you will study fundamental areas of psychology. This will provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge and introduce you to a wide range of topics. You will take additional modules that look into the psychological approaches to therapy or biological approaches to addiction. You'll also learn about conditions like depression, schizophrenia, and aggression. In your second year, you will develop your knowledge with more advanced modules. Your cognitive psychology lectures will teach you about how emotions can alter memories. You'll also explore further into the disorders of mood and cognition. In year three you will study modules and topics at a higher level. You will be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules. This will help tailor your study to areas that you are particularly interested in. This includes forensic and mental health, clinical psychology, developmental disorders, and psychopathology. In year four you will complete your own research topic and dissertation. You'll have a wide choice of topics to choose from. You will study a number of optional modules throughout the year.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Psychology at University of Nottingham - UCAS