Taught course

Political Psychology

Queen's University Belfast · School of Psychology

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Entry requirements

Applicants must normally possess or expect to possess by admission to the course, a 2.1 Honours degree or above in Psychology or Political Sciences or in another relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. We also take relevant work experience into account as part of the selection process.

If the programme is oversubscribed, applications will be ranked based on quality of academic performance, references and relevant experience. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme adopts a predominantly critical social psychological approach and places a strong emphasis on understanding how political psychological concepts may operate in practice. In particular, the programme aims to:

  • Provide a critical understanding of the historical development of political psychology from different epistemological, ideological and disciplinary perspectives and provide an advanced understanding of current theoretical debates within political psychology
  • Enable students to engage in multidisciplinary dialogue and research
  • Train students to use political psychological theories to formulate research questions relevant to current political phenomena and provide skills to apply political psychological theories and empirical findings in a number of different employment settings

  • Provide skills to use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to address research questions as well as with the skills to interpret quantitative and qualitative data

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Fees and funding

For tuition fee information visit here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Dr Lesley Storey
+44 (0)28 9097 4587