Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Why study BSc Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience at Goldsmiths Our cutting-edge BSc Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience offers a unique approach to the study of human behaviour. The degree will develop your understanding of the processes which influence people, focusing on neuroscientific explanations of the human mind and behaviour.

  • Real-world relevance: You will analyse real-world issues through a bio-psycho-social model, connecting theory, research, policy, and practice. Themed teaching blocks will address critical topics including social justice, health and wellbeing, and artificial intelligence.
  • Integrated research focus: The curriculum places a strong emphasis on research, equipping you with quantitative and qualitative research skills, integrated seamlessly with module content. You'll have access to our fantastic facilities. These include behavioural testing facilities, an EEG suite for brain research, an infant lab with state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods, virtual reality laboratories and a visual perception and attention laboratory.
  • Empowered learning experience: We put community at the heart of your learning journey, using group activities, peer support, an academic mentor, and active engagement with the world-leading research of the department. You will develop your own bespoke curriculum through a combination of optional modules in your second and final years.
  • Comprehensive preparation for diverse careers: Our contemporary and creative curriculum prepares you for a broad range of careers. You will develop transferable skills essential for graduate level employment. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and gives you eligibility for Graduate Membership for Chartered Membership, which is required to study various postgraduate courses and to become a fully Chartered Psychologist.
  • Specialism in cognitive neuroscience: During your final year of study, you'll carry out a research project under close supervision of a member of academic staff whose research interests and expertise are in the cognitive neuroscience field. Your personal tutor will also be an expert in this field and will help guide and support you throughout your studies.


This degree deals with the broad themes of cognition, individual differences, biological and evolutionary issues, social functioning, and development across the lifespan. The modules you take will develop your understanding of psychology’s everyday applications, such as studies of people at work and the rationale for and use of psychological tests. You'll have the opportunity to develop your own particular interests by choosing from a wide range of specialist modules, and will carry out a research project on a subject on a cognitive neuroscience-related topic of your choice with guidance and support from a supervisor. This allows you to apply the many skills you have learned throughout the programme to define and address new questions. This modular system allows considerable flexibility of choice in your final year when you can tailor your study according to your particular interests and ultimate aims. Your final year research dissertation will be on a neuroscience topic supervised by an expert in the field. The precise list changes year by year (for example, a new member of staff may add a module). Examples of the current modules offered by the department can be found below. Year 1 (credit level 4) In year 1 you will take introductory modules covering the main topics within psychology. You will also receive practical training in the principles, methods and techniques of psychological research. The Psychology of the Person Biological and Comparative Approaches to Psychology Information Processing and Cognition Design and Analysis of Psychological Investigations Practical Issues in Psychological Research Extended Essay in Psychology Skills and Employability in Psychology Year 2 (credit level 5) Your second year will provide you with a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and relating to a broad range of psychological topics from social psychology to developmental psychology. You will also explore statistics and laboratory-based research. Biological Substrates of Behaviour Personality and Individual Differences Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Design and Analysis of Psychological Studies Cognitive Psychology Research Methods in Psychology Year 3 (credit level 6) You will take six modules during your final year. You will take the following compulsory modules: Research Project Cognitive Neuroscience You will then choose four option modules. These choices could include: Psychopathology: Cognitive behaviour models and treatments Applications of Attention Research Anomalistic Psychology Topics in Neuropsychology Psychology and Law Neurodevelopmental Disorders Behavioural Genetics Psychological Approaches to Music Multivariate Statistical Methods in Psychology The Interpersonal Self Psychology and Education Social-Moral Development Magic and the Mind Social Psychology of Social Problems Psychology of the Arts, Aesthetics and Attraction Cross-cultural and Individual Differences in Attention and Awareness Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, laboratory reports, group work and research projects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics, and English.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

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Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS