Dickinson in England- University of East Anglia

Psychology Study Abroad in England

President William G. Durden '71 introduces Steve Sparks, recipient of the 2010 Priestley Award. By Durden's side stands a statue of Joseph Priestley, for whom the award is named. It is a smaller, plaster replica of a marble statue crafted by Francis J. Williamson, unveiled in Birmingham, England, in 1874 to mark the 100th anniversary of Priestley’s discovery of oxygen.

In the Norwich Science Program, located at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England, students benefit from access to the course offerings and research opportunities of a major research university while at the same time participating in the program-specific curriculum offered by the on-site science-program director. UEA has highly regarded programs in the sciences, particularly in the areas of psychology, biology, environmental science, and chemistry. Prior to the start of the fall semester in Norwich, a four-week experiential History of Science course is held in London and various locations throughout England. In London, museums, libraries and historical sites are used as natural laboratories for investigating the development of science from the mid-1600s to the present. During the spring semester students spend about five days in the field (over part of their extended spring/Easter break) to do research and work that will supplement course work taught by a Dickinson professor. At UEA students live in “The Village”, co-ed university housing which consists of fully furnished, single rooms, on floors of 12 students who share common areas and a kitchen (a great place for tea time).

UEA course number Course title

Dickinson course equivalent

SWPP2B62 Applied Psychology For Health and Wellbeing Psy180(3)
SWPP2B17 Psychology: Cognition, Biology, Concepts, and History Psych 180(1)
SWPP2B18 Psychology: Development, Individual, and Social Psych 180(3)
SWPP2B63 Gender, Crime, and Justice Psych 180(3)
SWPP3B64 Attachment and Care Giving Psych 480
SWPP3B65 Culture and Critical Psychology Psych 480
SWPP3B57 Forensic Psychology Psych 480
SWPP3B44 Mental Health and Psychopathology Psych 480
SWPP3B62 Mind, Brain, and Personality Psych 480
SWPP3B47 Psychology of Risk Psych 480
SWPP3B53 Psychology of Substance Use Psych 480
SWPP3B17 Psychosocial Perspectives on Family Life Psych 480
SWPP3B60 Social Neuroscience Psych 480
SWPP3B54 The Child in Society Psych 480

Psychology courses offered on the UEA program (whether courses are listed here or not) will be counted as Dickinson courses’ and grades received for these courses will be factored into the student’s Dickinson GPA  

Notes on the University of East Anglia (UEA) psychology program:

  1. Students may take more than one PSYC 180 course at UEA. Courses noted as PSYC 180(1) fulfill the 100-level Group 1 requirement, courses noted as PSYC 180(2) fulfill the 100-level Group 2 requirement, and courses noted as PSYC 180(3) fulfill the 100-level Group 3 requirement.
  2. Students may take more than one PSYC 480 course at UEA.
  3. Because differences exist in offerings between institutions, students are advised to choose psychology courses from the above pre-approved list.While other courses at UEA may be worthwhile and may complement a student's study of psychology, they will not typically transfer for credit as a psychology course. If a student chooses to take a course that has not been pre-approved, that student must request course approval from the Department of Psychology. The student should provide course syllabi, course descriptions, and samples of assignments in order for the Department to determine whether or not the student should receive Psychology credit for that course. Questions about Psychology course credit should be directed to Prof. Marie Helweg-Larsen.