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PS341 - Cognitive Science

  • Module code: PS341
  • Module name: Cognitive Science
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"The aim of this module is: to introduce interdisciplinary approaches to the study of higher cognitive processes; to familiarise students with computational and other formal modelling; to illustrate the application of modelling to cognitive processes."

Principal learning outcomes

"Students who successfully complete this module will be able to demonstrate that they can: Implement a small cognitive model; Integrate material across areas within psychology and across traditional subject discipline boundaries; Compare and critically evaluate the performance of formal models as accounts of cognitive processing; Understand and discuss key theoretical topics in cognitive science, particularly problems linked by the themes of word meaning, concepts, and common sense reasoning. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Length of module: 12 weeks. One double lecture or workshop per week. Attendance is compulsory.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS341-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 4%
Assessed Course Work 4%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 33%
locally Adminstered Exam 34%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 3
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 2
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 3
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (with Intercalated year) (VL79) - Year 4