BSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
2nd Year Tutorial (Sem 1 - Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychology)

Unit code BIOL20021
Credit rating 0
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by School of Biological Sciences
Available as a free choice unit? No


Regular small group tutorials will allow you to get to know your academic tutor and develop skills associated with your degree program. You will develop skills such as: oral and written communication, critical writing skills, organisation, personal interaction and teamwork that will enhance your employability. Activities such as practice exam essays, report writing, oral presentations and group based learning will help you consolidate and integrate knowledge gained in your lectures, and gain an overview of your subject area.


To provide all students with the skills associated with their Degree Programme subject and to develop personal transferable skills (such as oral and written communication, personal interaction, team work) which will prove of general use.

Learning outcomes

These units will provide an opportunity for students to integrate the information obtained in lecture based units to obtain an overview of their own Degree Programme discipline. Students will become proficient in laboratory report writing, group work and construction and presentation of scientific principles both orally and in writing.


Each unit will normally include 12 hours contact with the Advisor. The scientific content of these units will vary between Degree Programmes. They may include:

  • Teamwork
  • Essay writing
  • Problem solving
  • Group Based Learning
  • Oral presentations
  • Careers advice
  • Producing and updating a curriculum vitae

Students are also expected to attend the BIOL21701 Critical Writing Skills and BIOL22020 Science Ethics and Society units which run parallel with the tutorials (see unit profiles for further details).

Assessment methods

Work including essays, problems, ePBL exercises and presentation skills.

Attendance at all sessions is a compulsory element of the Work and Attendance regulations of the School. If either the attendance or the work submitted are unsatisfactory, examination compensation rules cannot be applied.

As part of the tutorial unit, students are required to undertake a 2500-3000 word dissertation in the second semester. Marks for the dissertation will constitute the overall mark for this unit (BIOL21090).

Further information about dissertations will be provided by advisors and posted on the intranet [http//].Failure to submit a dissertation, or a dissertation which has not reached the required standard will require a re-submission, to be written over the summer vacation.

Failure to re-submit a satisfactory piece of work will result in failure of this unit.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

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