Taught course

Social Psychology

Lancaster University · Psychology

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Psychology or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Increase your understanding of 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.


Compulsory modules:

- Analysis for Psychological Research

- Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research

- Research Dissertation

- Social Psychology

Optional 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

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent .

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

The MSc provides research training for entry to PhD programme. Can also be taken on a stand alone basis.

Course contact details

Postgraduate coordinator
+44 (0)1524 594975