Psychology at Oxford is very scientific drawing from the neurosciences and includes subjects as diverse as social interaction, learning, child development, schizophrenia and information processing. It is studies as experimental psychology at Oxford but there are close connections between Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics; hence they can also be studied jointly, known as PPL. Psychology has been defined as the science of mental life and its scope includes a wide variety of issues. It addresses such questions as: how do we perceive colours? How do children acquire language? What predisposes two people to get on with each other? What causes schizophrenia?
For Psychology, candidates should have studied one or more science subjects or Mathematics to A-level, Advanced Higher, or Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. Duration of course: 3 years. Degree awarded: BA
During terms time will be divided between attending lectures, tutorials and practical classes. You will also be given the opportunity to carry out your own research project or library dissertation.
|Terms 1 & 2|
|Courses Three courses are taken out of:||Assessment First University examinations:|
|Terms 3 – 5|
|Courses Core material, including courses on:Nine courses are taken, including the eight core topics:|
One course in experimental design and statistics
|Assessment Final University examinations, Part I: Four written papers and Practical portfolio.|
|Terms 6 – 9|
|Courses Further core material, plus advanced coursesThree advanced option courses in psychology or two advanced option courses and a library dissertation. The courses change each year to reflect advances in psychology; Research project||Assessment |
Final University examinations, Part II: Research project report and three written papers (or two written papers and a library dissertation).