The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100.
In the first year you will take two compulsory psychology courses, two compulsory methodology courses, will choose one outside option. In addition, you will also take LSE100.
(* denotes a half unit course)
Foundations of Psychological Science
Provides an introduction to human cognition and behaviour, addressing foundational topics in psychological science.
Foundations of Behavioural Science
Moves from foundational principles of behavioural science to the discussion of practical applications and policies based on those principles.
Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science
Provides the bedrock knowledge and skills for conducting research in psychology and behavioural science.
Courses to the value of one unit from a range of options
A half unit, running across Autumn and Winter Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students. This innovative and interactive course is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems as a social scientist through interdisciplinary, research-rich education.
In the second year you will take a total of seven half-unit compulsory courses, focussing on psychology and methdology. You will again select an outside option.
Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science
Offers an introductory and integrated perspective on the biological bases of behaviour.
Offers an intermediate-level account of core theories, debates and phenomena in cognitive psychology.
Covers core approaches and phenomena in developmental psychology.
Social Psychology: Individuals, Groups and Cultures*
Builds on the core knowledge of social psychology and engages the relationship between social psychological theory and research.
Individual Differences and Why They Matter*
Considers core issues in the nature of differences in the psychological processes of individuals and the implications of such variation for social and political behaviour.
One outside option to the value of one half-unit*
In the third year, you will have the opportunity to take more advanced courses in psychological and behavrioural science, and methodology. You will also complete an independent research project. You are able to choose from a range of psychological and behavioural science options, including courses such as Advanced Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Sceinces: Laboratory Apprenticeship.
Independent Research Project
An empirical investigation on an approved topic of your choice
Advances in Psychological and Behavioural Science
Offers an advanced-level account of recent areas of development in theories, debates and phenomena in psychological and behavioural science.
Data Science for Social Scientists*
Extends the foundation of probability and statistics with an introduction to the most important concepts in data science and applied machine learning, with social science examples.
One half-unit option from psychological and behavioural science
Options to the value of one unit from psychological and behavioural science or outside
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
Where regulations permit, you may also be able to take a language, literature or linguistics option as part of your degree. Information can be found on the Language Centre webpages.
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