Taught course

Political Psychology

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 in any subject or equivalent

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course offers a unique opportunity to study how psychological insights can throw light on politics. What are the roots of political violence? What drives shifts in public opinion? Why do some people become activists, while others never get involved? How does propaganda work? What is the appeal of the political ideologies to which some devote their lives? What makes for effective political leadership? Is the future democratic?

  • Learn from academics with a wide range of expertise covering the broad spectrum of political psychology and political communication.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to study full time or part time, with options to start in January or September.
  • Become well versed in some of the most pervasive issues that shape the parameters for today’s politics.
  • Benefit from regular conferences, public lectures and workshops in Bournemouth and beyond, previous examples include: Professor Candida Yate's inaugural professorial lecture; conferences organised by BU and the Freud Museum with screen writer Andrew Davies (House of Cards), renowned professor of History from New York Eli Zaretsky and Baroness Hollins
  • Attend the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS) reading groups and lectures with speakers from a range of perspective on key political issues.
  • Engage in research and projects alongside staff and students across the Faculty of Media & Communication​
  • Join events organised by the two Resreach Centres; The study of Conflict, Emotion & Social Justice (CESJ) and the Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research (CPMR), students can attend presentations of ongoing research by their members and guest speakers, and contribute to the discussions.

Information for international students

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500
International students
£14,500

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
01202 961 916