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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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Applications for this academic year have now closed and we are not accepting any late applications. We hope that you will consider applying to next year's cohort, which will start in October 2023. Please keep an eye on our website for applications to open around the new year. 

The Certificate in Cognitive Psychology will provide you with an introduction to the most active area of modern psychology: Cognitive Psychology. You will explore how the ‘science of the mind’ developed, and learn about the modern tools that it employs, from well controlled behavioural experiments, to the neuropsychological study of patients.

Our undergraduate courses are now being delivered entirely online, enabling students to study flexibly with the University of Cambridge from anywhere in the world.

We offer a range of tuition fee bursaries to promote access to and participation in continuing education. 

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Teaching & Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

The content, activities and interaction for each of the three units will be taught remotely using video-based teaching platforms and an online course Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to resources, discussion forums, and course tasks within ICE's Virtual Learning Environment. Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. Your learning will be enhanced by:

  • engaging with scheduled teaching sessions; 
  • participating in class activities and discussion;
  • undertaking reading and assignments set by the tutor;
  • accessing resources and submitting assignments through the VLE.

You will need to set aside time for independent study. Credit is generally calculated in terms of hours of study and assumes that each credit is awarded for around 10 hours of successful learning; so, by this calculation, a 60-credit course will involve around 600 hours of successful study. Examples of how study may be broken down are: pre-class preparation, classroom time (lectures, seminars, discussion, presentations, debates, case-studies etc.); engagement with the VLE; peer-to-peer interaction, preparations for assignments, assignment writing and feedback and so on.

Course Timeline

Course (Unit 1) Start Date

Friday 7 October 2022 
 
Unit 1 Synchronous day-schools
10:00 - 16:00 GMT

Monday 10 October 2022
Monday 31 October 2022
Monday 21 November 2022
Monday 12 December 2022

Unit 1 submission deadline Wednesday 4 January 2023 
 
Unit 2 start date Week commencing 2 January 2023 
 
Unit 2 Synchronous day-schools
10:00 - 16:00 GMT
Monday 9 January 2023
Monday 30 January 2023
Monday 20 February 2023
Monday 13 March 2023
 
Unit 2 submission deadline Wednesday 22 March 2023 
 
Unit 3 start date Week commencing 27 March 2023
 
Unit 3 Synchronous day-schools
10:00 - 16:00 BST
Monday 27 March 2023
Monday 17 April 2023
Monday 8 May 2023
Monday 22 May 2023
 
Unit 3 submission deadline Friday 9 June 2023
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

During the course you will submit a series of assignments (1,300-3,000 words), further details of which are given in the course guide. 

You will need to set aside time for independent study. Credit is generally calculated in terms of hours of study and assumes that each credit is awarded for around 10 hours of successful learning; so, by this calculation, a 60-credit course will involve around 600 hours of successful study. Examples of how study may be broken down are: pre-class preparation, virtual classroom time (lectures, seminars, discussion, presentations, debates, case-studies etc.); engagement with the VLE; peer-to-peer interaction, preparations for assignments, assignment writing and feedback and so on.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

Documents

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

07 Oct 2022 to 09 Jun 2023

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

12 Sep 2022

Course fee

£3,250

Course director

Academic director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

2223CCB251