Psychology of Sleep (C8905)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

You will explore sleep and its impact on wellbeing.

You’ll look at topics including:

  • the biological underpinnings of sleep
  • sleep across the lifespan
  • sleep and cognition
  • sleep disorders among others.

You will also explore the potential implications of lifestyle and sleep habits on sleep and health. You’ll review various types of animal and human research studies in order to enhance your understanding of the current research in the area of sleep.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Professional log, Report)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.


This module is offered on the following courses: