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Psychology at UCL involves the largest number of researchers in the UK, research across the whole breadth of the field, teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level, and leadership in the development of psychology as a profession.

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Why study Psychology at UCL?

Psychologists at UCL include many of the world's leaders in their fields. The department is strong in research and in the 2014 UK government's evaluation of research in UK universities, UCL was rated top in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. The department has excellent teaching and research accommodation for most branches of psychology.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Affiliate students will receive exposure to some of the world's leading psychologists and the British perspective on issues in psychology. Students have the opportunity to carry out semi-independent research while at UCL. UCL is especially strong in cognitive neuroscience.

Teaching and assessment

Students attend lectures for each module they are enrolled in and a weekly small-group seminar. Students enrolled only for the Fall Term will write essays in lieu of examinations while Full Year and Spring/Summer Term students will sit examinations as normal. Students registered on the Psychology Affiliate programme must take at least half of their modules in Psychology.

Modules in Psychology

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Module availability may change, and certain modules are only available to Psychology Affiliates (priority for places is given to Psychology Affiliates on other modules). If your home university requires you to take specific modules, please contact the Affiliate Tutor prior to arrival (contact details are given on this page).


Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
NEUR3045 Visual Neuroscience 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PLIN7109A Stuttering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1103 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1104 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1106A Affiliate Seminar in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1106B Affiliate Seminar in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1201 Memory and Decision 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1202 Social Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC1203 The Psychology of Individual Differences 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2203 Research Methods in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2204 Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2205 Brain and Behaviour 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2206A Health and Clinical Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2208 Language and Cognition 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2209 Developmental Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2212A Perception 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC2301A Computing for Psychologists 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3102 Social Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3104 Psychology and Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3107 Topics in Clinical Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3108A Organisational Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3109A The Social Psychology of Risk 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3110 Topics in Developmental Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3111A Human-Computer Interaction 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3112A Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3201 Applied Decision Making 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3205A Speech 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3207A Human Learning and Memory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3209 Cognitive Neuroscience 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3210 Brain in Action 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3303A Topics in Neurobiology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC3307A Genes and Behaviour 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC6001 Introduction to Social and Business Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC9001 Affiliate Psychology Research Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
PSYC9001A One Term Psychology Research Project 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC9001B One Term Psychology Research Project 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC9002A Psychology Readings 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
PSYC9002B Psychology Readings 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Contact details

Daniel Richardson (affiliate student enquiries only)
+44 (0)20 7679 5508
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