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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 world leaders in their fields. UCL is ranked third in Europe and first in London for Psychology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018). 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 range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

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).

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
PSYC0017 Perception 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
PSYC0032 Brain in Action 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)


Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
PLIN0029 Stuttering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0002 Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0004 Language and Cognition 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0005 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0006 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0007 Affiliate Seminar in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0009 Memory and Decision 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0011 The Psychology of Individual Differences 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0012 Research Methods in Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0013 Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0014 Brain and Behaviour 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0015 Health and Clinical Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0016 Developmental Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0018 Computing for Psychologists 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0022 Psychology and Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0023 Topics in Clinical Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0024 Organisational Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0026 Topics in Developmental Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0027 Human-Computer Interaction 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0028 Applied Decision Making 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0029 Speech 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0030 Human Learning and Memory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0031 Cognitive Neuroscience 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0035 Topics in Neurobiology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0036 Genes and Behaviour 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0038 Introduction to Social and Business Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0040 Affiliate Psychology Research Project 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
PSYC0041 One Term Psychology Research Project 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0042 Psychology Readings 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
PSYC0220 Social Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

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