Programming for Experiments (946C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will introduce you to the Python programming language. You’ll learn how Python can be used to:

  • generate and present stimuli
  • collect responses
  • analyse data
  • visualise results of psychological experiments (following standard coding conventions).


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Examination (Test)
70%: Practical (Software exercise)

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.