UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Social Cognition (Research and Applications)

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, online assessment and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Teaching Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 5335