Study Abroad at UCL




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.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Good - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 2 - see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Brain Sciences
Department website

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 Availability UCL credits
PSYC0017 Perception Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
PSYC0032 Brain in Action Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)


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

Contact details

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

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