Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Social Psychology

This course examines key theories, methods and findings, and learn how to do your own social psychological research and to apply social psychology to solving social problems. This course draws on our expertise in the study of social identity and ideology, social conflict and violence, and the processes by which bonds of social responsibility, tolerance and citizenship are established. This course offers a number of options and methodological foci, which give students the flexibility to focus on the areas of social psychology they find most interesting. Social psychology is beneficial in a wide range of professions including civil service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public and voluntary sector agencies, and social science professions.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in psychology or a related discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Analysis for psychological research; conducting and presenting psychological research; research dissertation; social psychology. Option modules (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise): Applied aspects of psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental disorders; developmental psychology; neuroscience; social psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Limited University funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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