Foundations in Psychology: Social Psychology (C8502B)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

Social Psychology will take students on a journey from looking at the psychology of the self to looking at the psychology of behaviour in groups and ultimately to leadership. The module will enable you to develop a critical approach to theories and empirical data and will give students the opportunity to conduct their own piece of research in the process. Topics covered include, among others, the psychology of interpersonal attraction, the psychology of persuasion and anti-social behaviour.

Assessment: 50/50 split exam/coursework

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.