We use a range of assessment methods and most modules are assessed with a combination of coursework and an end of year examination. Coursework includes essays, research reports of individual and group research projects, statistics assignments and class tests with short answer or multiple-choice questions. Students also make short oral presentations.
As a student you are taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes but there is a much stronger emphasis on reading and on your own private, independent study than at pre-degree level. To help you manage your learning, we set out your work for the year in an online student guide. This includes full details of all modules including week-by-week lecture breakdowns, reading lists and all coursework assignments for the year with the relevant deadlines.
For further information, see the programme specification
Psychology students have the opportunity to take an additional university qualification – the University Certificate in Personal and Professional Development, in parallel with their degree and at no extra cost. This optional qualification can enhance students’ CV writing and interview skills, help to identify strengths, weaknesses, career preferences, and prepare students’ placement portfolio.
During this degree, our students acquire the following skills:
- Handling data and information
- Effective team working
- Problem solving and reasoning
Psychology at Aston has over 40 teaching and research staff and is part of The School of Life and Health Sciences Information on other Psychology staff >
Psychology staff undertake cross-disciplinary health research and are based in the School of Life & Health Sciences. The exceptional quality of research in the School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS) has been confirmed in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results
– with research in Allied Health Professions and Studies ranked 3rd out of 63 UK higher education institutions. 85% of our research was rated as being internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading, with 88% of staff submitted.
Psychology staff are based in a number of research groups and centres across the school, with interests in neuroscience and neurodevelopment
, cognitive and affective neuroscience
– including neuroimaging of clinical populations, health and lifespan development
and sensory and perceptual systems
Further details can also be found on individual staff web pages
. Our broad range of research interests both informs our teaching and provides a vibrant research culture and top-class facilities for our final year projects.