Prospective students

The School places emphasis on research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels from leading researchers in both Psychology and Neuroscience.

Modern psychology focuses on the understanding of perception, cognition, motivation and behaviour at several different levels. The undergraduate and postgraduate subject areas range from the study of the brain to complex social interactions of humans and animals.

Neuroscience is the science of the nervous system. Undergraduate students will study how the mind and brain work to facilitate our behaviour, covering topics such as memory formation, cognitive processing and the activity of nerve cells. Postgraduate students will be provided with advanced training in neuroscience research, learning relevant skills and techniques throughout the course work.

Studying at St Andrews

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism or research, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.