Taught course

Social and Applied Psychology

University of East Anglia · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Degree Subject - Psychology or relevant discipline

Degree Classification - Bachelors degree - 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

This MSc in Social and Applied Psychology combines research method training with in-depth study of social psychological topics.

You’ll study prejudice and intergroup relations, identity, attitudes and decision-making, emotion and social cognition. as well as applied social psychology and critical social psychology. You’ll get to grips with research methodologies for conducting social psychological research, including experimental design, measuring implicit and explicit attitudes, interviews and focus groups, experimental questionnaire design and field experiments.

One of the programme’s key strengths is the opportunity it gives you to experience modern psychological research methods first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. It will also equip you with the ability to understand research into social behaviour, prepare research proposals, and undertake your own original research, analysis and synthesis – all within one of current psychology’s most fast-moving and fundamental areas. Plus you’ll develop your transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets.

The programme includes compulsory modules to give you a solid grounding in the subject’s key areas, and optional modules, which you’ll select according to your specific interests. It builds towards a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you will undertake with the supervision of active researchers in the field. Before applying, you are welcome to contact our academics to discuss the topics you’re interested in researching and find out how we can help you explore those areas. At the end of this course, you will be able to think like a social psychologist in seeking understanding of and solutions to practical and theoretical problems.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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

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