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Applied Social Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Psychology Social Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers you advanced study in applied psychology, taught by one of the UK’s leading research groups. We have expertise in the areas of: consumer beliefs and behavior; intergroup relations and crowd dynamics; issues related to health and illness; psychological interventions. You will develop the skills to undertake postgraduate research in psychology, or to embark on policy-related work or a wide variety of careers involving research.

You take a series of taught modules. You will gain knowledge and skills in key areas of applied social psychology. You are actively encouraged to network and collaborate, and to discuss findings in self-directed journal clubs to develop the additional skills necessary for a successful career in research. Taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including: term papers; presentations; coursework portfolios; open examination. The project is assessed by a dissertation and a research project mentored by a member of faculty.

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.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will learn about various advanced research methods and statistical techniques in psychology, by exploring their theoretical basis and their practical application. The module is typically taught as a set of 2-day workshops in which particular methods are considered in detail. You are expected to study three methods (ie attend three workshops) from the selection that is offered.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Students's qualification should be in psychology or a closely linked subject with a substantial psychology component. They may also be considered for the course if they have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.