UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme focuses on how individuals construe the social world and the processes that underlie social judgment and behaviour. The programme draws on the research of outstanding academic staff working in the areas of social psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science to provide unique, cutting'edge perspectives on humans as social beings.

Course Modules

Core modules: Understanding individuals and groups; social cognition, affect, and motivation; current issues in attitude research; social neuroscience; research statistics; social cognition (research methods). Options: Knowledge, learning, and inference; applied decision'making; principles of cognition; human learning and memory; social psychology; psychology and education; the psychology of health; organisational psychology; cognitive neuroscience; multimodal communication and cognition; consumer behaviour; consulting psychology; business psychology seminars; methods in cognitive neuroscience ii (neuroimaging); current issues in cognitive neuroscience ii (elaborative and adaptive processes); current issues in cognitive neuroscience iii (translational research); the brain in action; programming for cognitive science; judgment and decision'making.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are expected to have a degree in psychology. However, very good candidates in related areas, such as management, sociology, or communication sciences, will also be considered. Students should be prepared for the mathematical component contained in the research statistics module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £23,020  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,460  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees