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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The course builds on the material covered in the 1st-year courses expanding on psychology’s concepts and theories. The course covers three core areas of psychology: cognition & language, personality & social psychology, and perception.  Social Psychology will cover topics such as leadership and group processes.  The perception part of the course will examine the visual and intentional systems.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Katharina Schnitzspahn

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS2015 Advanced Psychology a - Concepts and Theory (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics will include: cognition & language, personality & social psychology, and perception.

Further Information & Notes

Although this course, Advanced Psychology A: Concepts and Theory, has no co-requisites, it will be a co-requisite for Advanced Psychology A: Methods and Applications.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • BSc Behavioural Biology
  • BSc Neuroscience with Psychology
  • BSc Sports Studies (Exercise and Health)
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • MSci Neuroscience with Psychology & in Pl't
  • MSci in Sports Studies (Exercise and Health) with Ind'l Plac
  • Msci In Neuroscience With Psychology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla

Contact Teaching Time

65 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (30%) - essay no more than 2,000 words, workshop (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (60%). Continuous assessment marks will remain unchanged.

Formative Assessment

There are formative assessments associated with the lecture programme.


Students will receive written feedback during continuous assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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