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Pre-University Psychology (online)

Key information

Subject area:

Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


2 weeks

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Our Pre-University Online Summer School courses help prepare you for University. They offer an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree level, and improve students’ understanding of university study. Our courses provide insight into the key debates, themes and cutting edge research areas of a subject. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on group assignments and experience social learning which are central elements of undergraduate study.

What does this course cover?

Are you fascinated by the study of the mind and the human brain? This course explores one of the most exciting and important areas of advancing medical science, and how insights from reseach can be applied to the real world.

You will study topics such as neuroimaging, cognitive bias and psychological reasoning. You will be encouraged to think critically, and learn through solving problems and working collaboratively with other interested students. You will be supported by academics from King’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, a world-leading centre for interdisciplinary research in psychiatry and psychology.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • experienced a variety of learning activities typical of a first year undergraduate degree in Psychology
  • built on your existing knowledge of core topics covered in a first year undergraduate degree in Psychology
  • carried out independent research on a given topic and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief
  • worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation


Who is this for?

This course would be ideal for students considering undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry or any related field.

The King's College London Pre-University Online Summer School is open to high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled in their final two years of high school, and are typically aged 16 and 17. Students must be aged 16 as of 1 September 2022.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will consist of a written and oral component.

What is the teaching schedule?

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group activities
  • Assignments
  • Private study

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2475

Application fee £60

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