School of Psychology

Applied Social Psychology

(MSc) Applied Social Psychology

Entry for 2010

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course Aims

The aims of the MSc in Applied Social Psychology are:

1. To promote and facilitate an extensive knowledge of the real-world applicability and application of social psychological theory.
2. To develop skills in research methodology
3. To provide experience of conducting high-quality research of a standard appropriate for publication in prestigious academic journals.
4. To develop further students' communication and presentation skills, as well as an ability to use relevant computer software.

Course learning outcomes

Demonstrate advanced understanding of the real-world applications of social psychology through the ability to evaluate critically current research and scholarship in the relevant fields

Demonstrate advanced understanding of the real-world applications of social psychology through the ability to understand different theoretical approaches in selected applied social psychological fields

Demonstrate advanced understanding of the real-world applications of social psychology through the ability to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them

Demonstrate the ability to conduct a significant research project that aims for potential publication standard

Show evidence of advanced skills in research methodology that enables students to demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in research

Show evidence of advanced skills in research methodology that enables students to conduct a range of different data analyses

Practice transferable skills useful for employment, including effective communication and presentation of complex information

Practice transferable skills useful for employment, including independent learning ability required for continued professional development

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn Term2 from this groupCommunication and Health Promotion (958C8)157
  Psychology of Collective Action (C8817)156
  Social Psychology of Prejudice: Postgraduate Seminar (971C8)157
  CoreEthics and Research Governance (980C8)57
  CorePhilosophy of Science (Psychology) (981C8)57
  CoreQualitative Methods (982C8)57
  Mandatory for programmeLinear Models (976C8)157
 Spring Term1 of these optionsApplied Social Psychology Research Process (936C8)157
  Organisational Psychology (C8041)156
  Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity (C8027)156
  Psychology in Education (C8042)156
  CoreSocial Psychology of Consumer Behaviour (932C8)157
  Mandatory for programmeLatent Variables (975C8)157
 Summer Term3 of these optionsAppetite (998C8)57
  Discourse Analysis for Psychology (983C8)57
  Experiment Generators: Use of Eprime (984C8)57
  Eye Tracking (985C8)57
  Item Response Theory (987C8)57
  Longitudinal Data Analysis (988C8)57
  Meta-analysis (989C8)57
  Multilevel Modelling (990C8)57
  Service User Involvement in Clinical Research (999C8)57
  Structural Equation Modelling (992C8)57
  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) (996C8)57
  Voice Analysis and Re-Synthesis (991C8)57

Part-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn TermCoreEthics and Research Governance (980C8)57
  CorePhilosophy of Science (Psychology) (981C8)57
  CoreQualitative Methods (982C8)57
  Mandatory for programmeLinear Models (976C8)157
  Complex/Misc RuleCommunication and Health Promotion (958C8)157
  Psychology of Collective Action (C8817)156
  Social Psychology of Prejudice: Postgraduate Seminar (971C8)157
 Spring TermMandatory for programmeLatent Variables (975C8)157
  Complex/Misc RuleApplied Social Psychology Research Process (936C8)157
  Organisational Psychology (C8041)156
  Psychology in Education (C8042)156
  Social Psychology of Consumer Behaviour (932C8)157
 Summer Term3 of these optionsAppetite (998C8)57
  Discourse Analysis for Psychology (983C8)57
  Experiment Generators: Use of Eprime (984C8)57
  Eye Tracking (985C8)57
  Item Response Theory (987C8)57
  Longitudinal Data Analysis (988C8)57
  Meta-analysis (989C8)57
  Multilevel Modelling (990C8)57
  Service User Involvement in Clinical Research (999C8)57
  Structural Equation Modelling (992C8)57
  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) (996C8)57
  Voice Analysis and Re-Synthesis (991C8)57
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn TermComplex/Misc RuleCommunication and Health Promotion (958C8)157
  Psychology of Collective Action (C8817)156
  Social Psychology of Prejudice: Postgraduate Seminar (971C8)157
 Spring TermComplex/Misc RuleOrganisational Psychology (C8041)156
  Psychology in Education (C8042)156
  Social Psychology of Consumer Behaviour (932C8)157
 Summer TermComplex/Misc RuleResearch Dissertation (Psy MSc/MRes) (935C8)607

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