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Problem Solving and Decision Making (Cognitive Psychology)

In our personal and professional lives we are called upon on a daily basis to solve problems and make decisions. Our Problem Solving and Decision Making (Cognitive Psychology) short course explores the question 'Can psychology help us to become better problem solvers and decision makers?' Through the example of problem solving, you will be introduced to some key ideas from cognitive psychology.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

    15 credits at level 4

    • Entry requirements

      Entry requirements

      Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

      Visa requirements

      If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

      The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

      • Courses of more than six months' duration.
      • Courses of less than six months' duration.
      • Pre-sessional English language courses.

      International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

      For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

    • How to apply

      How to apply

      You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

    First class: Tue 01-Oct-19 7pm-9pm

    Class location Central London
    Class code FFPS079H4ACB

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