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Understanding Human Personality


Thursday 27 April - Thursday 06 July 2023, 6pm-9pm

11 sessions - Check class timetable


People differ from each other; how and why they differ is less clear. Our Understanding Human Personality short course introduces personality: the characteristic pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that makes a person unique. You will study key approaches and explore how personality can influence motivation and behaviours in a range of applied settings.

Assessment is via two 1500-word pieces of coursework, one written in class and one essay, case study, report or class presentation.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

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.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. 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 register 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.