Foundations in Psychology: Social Psychology (C8502B)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

In this module, you will embark on a journey: from looking at the psychology of the self, to looking at the psychology of behaviour in groups and leadership.

You will develop a critical approach to theories and empirical data, conducting your own piece of research in the process.

Topics covered include, among others:

  • the psychology of interpersonal attraction
  • the psychology of persuasion
  • anti-social behaviour.



67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

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.

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: