Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Psychology of Social Relations

In this course, students learn why social relationships hold the key to understanding human nature. Led by world-class researchers, the Master's offers a rigorous social-developmental psychology training that will advance the careers of anyone who's interested in the people professions; diverse careers related to education, work, health, government and non-profit organisations. This Masters examines when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations. The programme offers ESRC recognised research methods training, which is useful for students wishing to pursue doctoral training or work in careers where such skills are appreciated by employers in private and public sectors. Students benefit from conducting research in cosmopolitan London, where diverse socio-cultural groups co-exist in relative harmony.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd class standard in Psychology or a closely related social science discipline (eg sociology, health sciences, education etc) with a research component.

Course modules

The programme is comprised of 5 core modules totalling 150 credits and 2 optional modules totalling 30 credits.
Core modules: Critical issues in the psychological study of social relations; statistical methods; research, design and analysis; qualitative research methods; independent research project of your choice, supervised by leading experts in the field.
Optional modules: 2 modules from a range offered in the Department of Psychology, including social-moral development; self and relationships; social psychology of social problems; organisational behaviour; psychology and education; addictive behaviours.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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