Taught course

Community Psychology

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Applied Social Science
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require a 2.1 degree in a social science subject but candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Community psychology brings social change to the forefront of the way that we understand and promote psychological wellbeing.

It provides an alternative to the standard model of psychological enquiry that foregrounds the individual at the expense of the collective, instead contextualising the difficulties faced by particular communities before seeking to develop solutions through participatory and action-oriented research.

The central focus of this course is to provide knowledge and training platforms that allow you to work towards addressing the institutional marginalisation and disempowerment that drives local and global community issues. It introduces critical, liberation and human rights perspectives, reflecting on traditional modes of scientific enquiry and what they mean for groups and individuals struggling with issues of marginalisation.

Our degree programme is among the few in the country that allow you to work directly with local communities to facilitate social change. With the help of our award-winning Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp), it gives you the opportunity to apply your skills as a psychologist and gain professional experience in the field.

This course will be of particular interest to those interested in developing a career in mental health.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24+ months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644