University of East London

University of East London

Psychosocial Studies

The course is a cross-disciplinary programme that uses ideas from psychology, sociology, literature, history and cultural studies to understand the shaping of human identities and our experiences and relationship to the social world around us; the course enables students to acquire a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them, by focusing on how identities are shaped and experienced in different social, psychological and historical contexts.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 2 supporting references, 1 of which is preferably academic, an undergraduate 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, or a related degree in the social/cultural studies or the human sciences. In the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Framing psychosocial studies; know thyself (changing conceptions of the self); applying psychosocial studies; research strategies in psychosocial studies.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework; there will not be any examinations; the nature of the coursework varies but includes elements such as a summary review of relevant literature for a research topic identified by the student, a research plan, critical reviews of research papers/articles and essay assignments; the assessments for each module are designed to ensure that between them they address the full range of learning outcomes; all 4 key learning aspects are assessed, but they are addressed in different ways and thus complement each other.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,110 per Module (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,110 per Module (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,017 per Module (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,110 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,110 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,110 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Applicant Enquiries
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0208 223 3333