Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Cognition and Aesthetics

Liverpool Hope University · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Second-Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

How do we resonate with art? Why does our connection with nature reduce cognitive overload? Can we design sustainable environments that improve wellbeing? Can art be a vehicle for social change? How does cutting-edge technology help us address these questions?

If you are interested in real-world issues, the MSc Cognition and Aesthetics in the School of Psychology, in collaboration with colleagues from the arts and digital sciences, is your opportunity to learn how to tackle contemporary and future challenges with a multidisciplinary approach using evidence-based practice.

Forging a connection between Science and Art, this course offers an advanced study of the cognitive processes implicated in our responses to human artefacts, such as art and design, new technologies and the natural environment. The course will provide an opportunity to develop a range of skills and design interventions that are relevant to professional paths in psychology as well as to the cultural, and creative sectors, environmental organisations, and marketing agencies.

The teaching on the course uses lecture, seminar, and workshop formats. Progress is measured through a mix of essay, technical report, portfolio of activities, grant bid and presentation assessment.

Unique features of the course are:

  • Interdisciplinary collaborations across Faculties.
  • Project management in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Advanced research methods which boost your employability profile.
  • Skillset highly transferable across sectors.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this, we also accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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