Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. During this course you will investigate how and why humans (and other animals) behave in the ways they do, and learn about the mental processes driving these behaviours. As you’ll discover, Psychology is a very broad subject, covering such diverse areas as brain function, perceiving the world and even the social interactions in a football crowd. Psychology at Stirling is internationally renowned for research and this feeds into teaching. In our taught modules, you learn of the importance of research in furthering the understanding of behaviour and, in practical work, develop research skills of your own. Semesters 1 – 2 comprise an introduction to psychology as a biological and behavioural science including: Developmental Psychology; Brain and Behaviour; Language and Thinking; Animal Behaviour; Clinical and Abnormal Psychology; Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology. Other modules on this course may include: Research Methods, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, Cognition, Animal Behaviour and Clinical and Health Psychology. In the final year of our Single Honours Programme, as well as an individual research project, you will choose from a wide variety of electives that are designed to allow you to explore topics that interest you and build your employability skills. Teaching is by workshops, small discussion groups and practical sessions such as laboratory work or field work. There are opportunities for placements with prospective employers and fieldwork in the study of animal behaviour. At the end of your final year, you will do an independent research project based in the real world and often with a practical value. Here at Stirling you will become an active learner and work with staff as collaborators. Here at Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, we are able to offer an outstanding environment in which to study sport, take part in sport, research sport, and perform in sport at the highest levels. Our scenic sporting campus is home to world-class sports facilities including a 50m swimming pool, a golf course, a fitness centre, an eight-court sports hall, nine grass and artificial pitches and 10 tennis courts, plus more. Our Sports Studies course is flexible, with a wide variety of module options. It can form part of a Combined Honours course alongside a range of subjects including Journalism, Marketing and Psychology. Sports Studies modules include: The Psychology of Sport Gain insight into the psychological techniques used to help athletes improve their sporting performance. Discover both the theory and the range of mental skills behind The Psychology of Sport with classes delivered by chartered sport psychologists. Upon completing this module, you will be able to plan, implement and evaluate an appropriate mental skills programme for a performing athlete. Sports Medicine, Health and Wellbeing. This module provides an understanding of the role of exercise and nutrition in developing a healthy lifestyle. It considers the medical aspects related to diet and exercise in maintaining health through sport and exercise. PE, School Sport and Youth Culture. A module which gives you an understanding of the dimensions of physical education, school sport and leisure for young people. In particular, it sets out to identify how young people develop their self-identities and how they accept or reject sport and physical activity in this process. Managing the Business of Sport: In this module you will learn about the concepts and practices involved in sport management. You will gain an understanding of the specifics of the sport industry and the challenges it faces. You will also learn about strategic and operational concepts and the tools applied to sports organisations.