University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Cognitive Psychology with Placement Year

On this British Psychological Society-accredited course, you’ll gain a strong grounding in key theories and research methods of cognitive psychology. You’ll study topics such as psychology and risk, psychology of language, brain, mind and machines, social and affective neuroscience, and applied neuropsychology. In your final year, you’ll design and implement your own research project related to cognitive psychology. Past students have researched areas such as autism, face perception, visual perception and attention, and brain activity in relation to social and non-social stimuli. If you’re interested in a career in mental and physical rehabilitation, neuroscience or clinical psychology, this course is ideal. Because you’ll learn to handle large data sets and gain expertise in human/computer interaction, product testing, human factors, and how we process information, you’ll also be well equipped to go into data or computer science. Alternatively the course will provide you with a firm base for further postgraduate study in cognitive psychology. You’ll be able to choose from a range of psychology programmes according to your interests, be they broad or specific. You’ll also have the chance to experience topics you may not have come across before. If you discover a new passion or interest during your first year, you’ll have the option to change to a different Psychology pathway, ensuring you’re on the right degree for you. All of our programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. **Course Structure** **Year 1** In your first year you’ll study three compulsory modules which will give you a firm foundation for developing your understanding of psychology. You’ll encounter a wide variety of topics, from child development to linking the study of the individual to society. The research module will introduce you to the specific methods used in the study of psychology, as you begin to develop research skills and a critical perspective. **Year 2** You’ll continue to study compulsory modules designed to develop your understanding of different branches of psychology. These include an advanced module in research methods on which you’ll consolidate your knowledge of research design, qualitative analysis and statistics. Alongside these, you’ll have the opportunity to choose an optional module from a published list. This could be a psychology module or an option from outside the School which may be relevant to your career or other interests. For example you could take a business or advanced language module. **Year 3** You’ll spend your third year on a work-based placement. **Year 4** In your final year you’ll complete a substantial research project, reflecting your intellectual interests and career aspirations. You’ll be supported by a supervisor with expertise in your area of research. They’ll help you use your research skills to plan and produce a project drawing on a specific form of data gathering and analysis. This could be focused on interviewing, survey work and/or experimental design, both within the laboratory and in applied contexts. You’ll also select a number of optional modules from a wide range of psychology subjects, giving you specialist knowledge or an integrative, cross-disciplinary perspective. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300