Psychology at Lancaster University


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About the Pathway

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. The following modules are for entry year 2025.


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
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Psychology Cognitive, Affective and Clinical Neuroscience
Introduction to Developmental Psychology Developmental Psychology Bewildering, Bizarre or Just Banal? Cognition in and out of the laboratory
Introduction to Neuroscience Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience Culture in Cognition and Development
Personality and Individual Differences Social Psychology Current Directions in Social Psychology
Social Psychology in the New Digital Age 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 Cooperation
Topics in Clinical Psychology

Psychology with BPS accreditation

Double Weighted Pathway: 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
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Psychology Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Developmental Psychology Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience Project
Introduction to Neuroscience Research Methods I: Experimental Methods in Psychology Social Psychology
Personality and Individual Differences Research Methods II: Asking Questions and Analysing Responses
Social Psychology in the New Digital Age Statistics

Essential Skills for Psychologists

Statistics for Group Comparisons
Research Integrity and Open Science 1 Statistics from Association to Modelling Causality
Research Integrity and Open Science 2
Statistics for Psychologists 1
Statistics for Psychologists 2

To study on any particular Pathway you must meet the entry requirements of that subject. Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and some which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.