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Biological and Neuropsychology


Friday 26 April - Friday 05 July 2024, 6pm-9pm

11 sessions - Check class timetable


Our Biological and Neuropsychology short course gives you the opportunity to examine the relationship between biology, behaviour and mental processes, in particular the role of the brain and nervous system.

We plan to cover the following:

  • Introduction to the brain and nervous system
  • Neurons and the synapse
  • Drugs and neuro-transmitters
  • Investigating the brain and behaviour
  • Neuroimaging
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Animal behaviour
  • Hormones and behaviour
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sociobiology and emotions
  • Frontal functions: motor and cognitive control

This short course is suitable for anyone interested in biology and human behaviour, including those working in health and social care who want to learn more about neuropsychology. It is also ideal if you have a non-psychology degree but need a Level 4 psychology qualification or a greater understanding of the importance of biological factors in psychology in order to progress to postgraduate study.

This 11-week course is assessed by a 1500-word essay (60%) and one-hour online multiple-choice test (40%). If you do not want to gain credit, you can still take the course without completing assessments.

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.