Courses available

The options generally available for visiting students are the second year (Part A) courses taken by all Oxford students. The list below indicates the terms in which the lectures are held and it may be possible to have the tutorials in a later term (if the relevant lectures have been attended). Students at Oxford will have had taken a first year course in Statistics and an Introductory Psychology course, which covers Developmental, Social, Perception, Psychobiology and Cognitive Psychology. If visiting students do not have the pre-requisite course they should take the option as a major or take the first year course as a minor. 

Second year courses (as a major or a minor)

Michaelmas term:

Behavioural Neuroscience

Memory, Attention & Information Processing

Developmental Psychology (Child Development)

Hilary term:

Cognitive Neuroscience

Personality & Individual Differences

Trinity term:


Language & Cognition

Social Psychology

First year courses (as a minor only)

Michaelmas term:

Developmental/Social Psychology


Hilary term:


Cognitive Psychology

Statistics for Psychology (as a major only)

This is a first statistics course which may be taken as a major in any term, although the lectures run across both Michaelmas & Hilary terms.

Other options

Specialist courses from the third year of the Oxford degree may be possible, if the relevant pre-requisite courses have been taken.

Advice on submitted written work

Please submit 2 recent essays or test papers relevant to the topics you are interested in pursuing at LMH.

Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Fiona Spensley, the Director of Visiting Students, is also a psychologist interested in the development of thinking and learning, both in young children (around six years) and also in undergraduates.

Prof Jill O'Reilly is a psychologist with a particular interest in computational neuroscience.

Dr Saloni Krishnan is a psychology tutor at LMH and a postdoctoral researcher in the Speech and Brain Group in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford.