Psychology at Lancaster University


Our academics are active researchers at the forefront of psychological development, each with their own area of expertise. You will gain the essential skills for a career in psychology and a range of other occupations.

For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.


This pathway develops your range of knowledge and skills in order to continue your study of psychology at degree level.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Optional modules Optional modules
Understanding Psychology Cognitive Psychology Cognitive, Affective and Clinical Neuroscience
Developmental Psychology Culture in Cognition and Development
Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience Current Directions in Social Psychology
Social Psychology Forensic and Investigative Psychology
Prozac Nation: Human Psychopharmacology
Psychology of Art
Psychology of Meditation
The Developing Mind
The Lying Brain: An Examination of Hallucinations and Delusions in Normal, Clinical and Pathological Populations
The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Social Development
The Psychology of Attention: from Laboratory to Everyday Behaviour
Topics in Clinical Psychology

Psychology with BPS accreditation

This double-weighted pathway allows you to study psychology and receive accreditation for the British Psychological Society. It can only be taken alongside one other pathway and cannot be taken by BSc students intending to study abroad due to the accreditation regulations.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Core modules Core modules
Investigating Psychology Cognitive Psychology Developmental Psychology
Understanding Psychology Foundation of Cognitive Neuroscience Personality and Individual Differences Project
Research Methods I: Experimental Methods in Psychology Social Psychology
Research Methods II: Asking Questions and Analysing Responses

To study on any particular Pathway you must meet the entry requirements of that subject. The information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.

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