Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ERPM007Z: Personality and Individual Differences

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff




Available via distance learning


This module focuses on current and historical understanding of personality and individual differences. We will review the main theories of personality and use contemporary empirical evidence to explore the complex relationship between personality and behaviour. We will consider the challenges of measuring personality and intelligence. In-depth examples of the complexity of individual differences will be provided, and some of the taught content will focus on personality disorders and problems assessing and classifying such disorders. The module will also enable you to examine some of the broader societal issues relating to individual differences in personality.

This module is a compulsory module for Online MSc Psychology Conversion programme students and it has no pre-requisites.

Module created


Last revised