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Applied Social Psychology MSc

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Psychology Social Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Gain a thorough grounding in theoretical perspectives, along with state-of-the-art research techniques.

Study applied psychology in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment. You'll learn from faculty in Social and Applied Psychology - one of the largest groups of social and applied social psychologists in the country, and one of the UK’s leading research groups.

We have expertise in the areas of:

  • consumer beliefs and behaviour
  • intergroup relations and crowd dynamics
  • issues related to health and illness
  • psychological interventions.

You’ll develop the skills to undertake postgraduate research in psychology, or to embark on policy-related work or a wide variety of careers involving research. This Masters is recognised as a pathway to doctoral study by the ESRC-funded South East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.


Some of our graduates have gone on to further study at doctoral level and many now work as psychology lecturers at universities around the world.

Others have gone on to careers as researchers, project controllers and project managers in businesses and academic institutions.


An adventure in statistics consists of a series of lectures and practical classes, mainly aimed at introducing or re-introducing postgraduate students to statistical models. The lectures are aimed at delivering background theory and the practical classes are designed around interactive tutorials that put the theory from the lecture into practice using the open source (and free) statistics software R (implemented in RStudio). Through these tutorials students should develop a good working knowledge of RStudio (and R).
Advanced Research Methods in Social and Applied Psychology (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your undergraduate degree should be in psychology or a closely related subject with a substantial psychology component. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.