Cognitive Psychology (C8551)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module comprises 11 two-hour lectures and 4 two-hour practicals delivered by members of faculty. The lectures will provide a broad coverage of Cognitive Psychology topics, touching on perception, attention, memory, language, and thinking. The practicals support understanding of cognitive research through experiential learning via participation in experiments using key experimental techniques and practice in designing and evaluating applied cognitive research.


73%: Lecture
27%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: