Social Psychology (C8035)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module will provide you with an overview of major theories, methods, research findings and debates in social psychology.

You will examine classic studies and current findings. You’ll also evaluate published research reports relating to interpersonal, intragroup and intergroup processes.

You’ll review topics such as:

  • social influence
  • group membership and identity
  • prejudice and collective behaviour
  • and the psychology of culture.


81%: Lecture
19%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 27 hours of contact time and about 123 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: