Classic and Contemporary Social Psychology (306C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module provides an introduction to and extended consideration of foundational theories, methods, and research in social psychology. The content is focused on areas from which many social psychological theories are developed and then applied to real world contexts (e.g. identity and the self), and areas of particular interest from a business perspective (e.g. group productivity, decision making, and leadership). Through lectures, discussion tasks, and independent study, students will explore classic and contemporary aspects of social psychology that are relevant in the real world.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.