**Course Overview** The MSci programme provides a rigorous approach to the range of psychological sciences combined with the opportunity to specialise in a particular sphere of knowledge on human behaviour and experience. The degree programmes have a central core of psychology, giving you exposure to a range of theoretical ideas and research evidence from a variety of fields, including: • developmental psychology • social psychology • cognitive psychology • biological psychology • the study of personality and individual differences. Our approach reflects the growing consensus within the field that human behaviour is best understood as the interaction of nature and nurture, biology and culture, and genes and environment. In the first three years you will bridge disciplinary boundaries, enabling you to explore and analyse the complex psychological processes found in contemporary life. Throughout this course you will be able to develop your own psychological understanding, integrating ideas from the diverse range of behavioural and social theories you will encounter. You will learn to relate psychological theories to real world experience and activities, and explore how psychological scholarship and research can be used in practical situations. Your specialist knowledge and skills will develop as you select specific options and engage in higher level research in years 3 and 4.