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Social and Applied Psychology MSc

Social and Applied Psychology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Psychology Social Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme gives you the opportunity to sample a range of modules from our Group Processes and Developmental programmes as well as other modules related to social and applied psychology. This programme considers how social psychology can be applied to a wide range of social problems and answer key questions such as: How are attitudes formed and developed, and how do they relate to behaviour? What are the key motives that affect people’s reactions to the social world? What social psychological processes are implicated in the form and content of language and communication?

Students will gain a thorough grounding in research methods, and conduct a project in an area of social/applied psychology that interests you. The programme is taught by the School’s outstanding research group in social psychology. Our teaching and research covers the psychology of intergroup behaviour, group decision and performance, attitudes and persuasion, organisational psychology, social cognition, children’s self-concept and social attitudes, and cross-cultural questions, relating social psychological research in these areas to social problems. Course tutors include academics and experts who work in the media, the health service and other applied settings.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

All students undertake a supervised empirical research project in an area of psychology relevant to their chosen MSc programme, and submit it as a typed dissertation of approximately 8,000 words. The aim of the dissertation is to test the student's ability to plan, execute, analyse, and report a piece of independent research in the relevant setting. The dissertation requires detailed theoretical knowledge of the discipline, an appreciation of the ways in which that knowledge has been applied in previous research and practice, and the methodological and statistical skills to set up a scientific investigation. Supervision is provided by the principal teaching staff and by other appropriate staff with research interests in a student's chosen area. Students are advised to read the School's Ethics pages for information on submitting applications for ethical approval to the School and to relevant outside bodies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with: a. Adequate level of academic achievement. A final degree classification (grade average) of at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (the second highest classification after First/Distinction). Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in psychology are preferred and those with related social sciences or science degrees are considered on a case by case basis. If the undergraduate degree is in a different subject, or if it is not accredited by the British Psychological Society; b. Statistics and research methods training in the social sciences. This programme includes a one-year statistics sequence which you must normally pass in order to receive your award. The teaching assumes that you are familiar with the following topics: Means and standard deviations; Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance; t-tests; Correlation coefficients; Variables and measurement. Therefore, your existing degree transcript should note that you have taken and passed a minimum of one term each in statistics and social science research methods courses (or two terms of a joint statistics and research methods course). All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.