Research course

Critical, Social and Cultural Psychology

Institution
Open University · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) We normally expect applicants to have an appropriate masters degree, including some research methods. A recognised MSc (Research Methods) is required for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The School of Psychology’s work in this area has a distinguished history and the School has a world-class reputation for its contribution to the development of these psychological approaches. This research ranges from sexualities and relationships, health and illness, sexual violence, memory, suggestibility and intersections between psychology and law, to masculinities, femininities, and the discursive construction of identities, and alternative structures of intimate life in diverse contexts. A principal interest concerns theoretical and methodological innovation to shape distinct transdisciplinary psychosocial approaches.

Other significant areas of work address questions of ethnicity, racism and nationalism, and migration and citizenship. There is a strong track record of externally funded research and active links with colleagues across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences which offers an institutional context for collaborative research activity and support.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Discipline Convenor
Email
FASS-psych-pg-admissions@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1908 652589