Taught course

Applied Social Psychology

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's or Master's degree with at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (this is the second highest classification after a First/Distinction). Academic results from non-UK institutions will be assessed individually for equivalence to this criterion. The degree does not necessarily have to be in psychology, as long as the requirements described in point 2 are met. You must have taken and passed a minimum of one module of 'statistics' and 'social science research methods'. Students whose degree is from a non-English-speaking institution must meet one of our language test requirements (See www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/web/masters/msc_socialpsy_entry.asp for details).

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

Seven modules provide systematic coverage of topical issues and the latest research in Social Psychology in a wide range of applied settings. They are designed to give students in-depth insights into topical issues and the latest research in Social Psychology in a wide range of applied settings. Modules are taught with an emphasis on group discussions and the development of independent thought and analysis, appropriate to such an advanced level of study.
Modules include: Psychology in Applied Settings; The Social Psychology of Inter-ethnic Relations; Social Identity in Organisations; Topics in Psychological Science; Advanced Techniques in Social and Behavioural; Research.

Information for international students

Royal Holloway welcomes international students. We are home to a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of 7,700 students from over 120 countries. Around a quarter of our student population comes from outside the UK, creating a stimulating mix of diverse backgrounds and cultures. For more information, visit the International Students website (www.rhul.ac.uk/Prospective-Students/international-students/index.html).

Fees and funding

Full-time Home and European Union Students:£3,300; Full-time Overseas Students:£12,785.
Prospective students might want to consider applying for scholarships. A number of these available to UK, EU and other international students (See www.rhul.ac.uk/Graduate-School/pages/funding.html). The department offers one dedicated scholarship for this programme which will cover the cost of home tuition fees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Director: Dr. Hanna Zagefka
01784 443528