Cognitive Psychology with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview. Cognitive Psychology is the study of the mental processes that inform human behaviour, such as attention, language, memory, perception. On this programme, you’ll master key theories and research methods of this fascinating field. You’ll benefit from research-led teaching in a balance of small and larger groups. UEA’s School of Psychology has been ranked 14th overall for research quality in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience in the Times Higher Education REF 2021 Analysis. Throughout your time here you will be supported by your individual academic advisor, as well as having access to the University’s Learning Enhancement and Wellbeing Teams. You’ll study topics such as the brain and cognition, psychology of risk, the visual world, psychology of language, and clinical neuropsychology. You’ll be able to choose from a range of psychology modules and 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. You'll spend your third year abroad, studying psychology or other related disciplines. A year abroad is a unique, fulfilling experience that will help you develop skills that you’ll use throughout your career, and that are coveted by employers. You can choose from a broad range of partner universities across Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. For further details, visit our Study Abroad section of our website. In your final year, you’ll enjoy access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including a fully immersive virtual reality suite, eye-tracking and motion-tracking equipment. You’ll also have the opportunity to demonstrate all you’ve learned by implementing an individual research project of your own 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. You’ll gain expertise in human behaviour in a wide range of settings and contexts, and understand how we process information and develop a range of key skills valued by employers, including handling large data sets. We offer a range of career planning support, including a business training event, and competitive paid placement and internship opportunities. Our graduates pursue a range of careers, including human resources, data management, teaching, media, research, communications, marketing and management, healthcare and criminal justice, as well as going on to postgraduate study. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Cognitive Psychology with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS