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Full time | Talbot Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course offers a unique opportunity to study how psychological insights can throw light on politics. The course covers the roots of political violence, propaganda, the appeal of political ideologies, effective political leadership and much more.

Why study MA Political Psychology at BU?

  • Learn from academics with a wide range of expertise covering the broad spectrum of political psychology and political communication
  • Become well versed in some of the most pervasive issues that shape the parameters for today’s politics
  • Attend the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS) reading groups and lectures with speakers from a range of perspective on key political issues
  • Engage in research and projects alongside staff and students across the Faculty of Media & Communication
  • Join events organised by the two Resreach Centres – The study of Conflict, Emotion & Social Justice (CESJ) and the Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research (CPMR), students can attend presentations of ongoing research by their members and guest speakers, and contribute to the discussions.

Benefit from regular conferences, public lectures and workshops in Bournemouth and beyond

Previous examples include Professor Candida Yate's inaugural professorial lecture, conferences organised by BU and the Freud Museum with screenwriter Andrew Davies (House of Cards), renowned professor of History from New York Eli Zaretsky and Baroness Hollins.

Careers

Potential career paths

This course offers a highly relevant, challenging and rich encounter with leading-edge theory and research at the complex intersections of psychology and politics. It provides an interdisciplinary basis for doctoral research in many areas, and will be an attractive basis for the development of careers in academia and research.

It also provides a suitable basis for entry to, or professional development within, careers in political and policy research, strategic work for campaigning groups, and political journalism, as well as offering insights and support for those engaged in democratic participation as professional or local politicians.

Modules

In this module you will choose your topic in consultation with academic staff, and will be guided in the application to a study of that topic of research findings and theoretical concepts from all the taught units. The Project can be either a 15,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word journal paper plus presentation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,000

Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgraduate community. The university has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual subject areas: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Medical Science & Public...more

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