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Psychology (PgDip)

Course Description

A minimum of 130 credits are studied. These are selected from the topics currently offered by the school and include the following areas: Research Methods, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology and Perception.

The candidates' options are selected together with the Course Tutor, and must be approved by the Board of Studies in Psychology. Practical work is also required.

This is a nine month full-time course, which recruits approximately fifteen students per year. An information pack, including an application form, is available from the Course Secretary. Informal enquiries can be made to the Course Co-ordinator, Prof Mark Good, .

Assessment: University examinations are held at the end of each semester; there is a one, two or three-hour written paper in each of the chosen subjects. Practical work and essays must also be completed satisfactorily. A candidate who successfully completes the examinations and coursework is awarded the Cardiff University Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016.

Visit the Psychology (PgDip) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Guillaume Poirier (PhD in Psychology)

“I came to Cardiff first and foremost for the quality of the research group that I work with. Research is competitive at an international level and the group’s multidisciplinary approach provides a stimulating and fruitful environment. Moreover, Cardiff itself is a pleasant place, allowing for more than just school, school and school. In the future I would like to progress within academia and to eventually be able to lead a research group, while having the opportunity to teach.”


Entry Requirements

Suitable for graduates with a UK Honours degree or equivalent in which Psychology has been taken as a main subject. The psychology modules must represent at least 60 credits, or 25%, of the candidate's first degree.Individuals who do not meet the entry requirements will have the opportunity to take additional modules in psychology (60 credits) at Cardiff University. Progress onto the diploma course will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of these modules.

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