School of Psychology

Applied Social Psychology

(MSc) Applied Social Psychology

Entry for 2013

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 TeachingCoreApplications of Social Psychology (921C8)157
  CoreEthics, Philosophy and Methods of Research (301C8)157
  CoreLinear Models in Statistics (976C8)157
  CoreSocial Neuroscience (994C8)157
 Spring TeachingCoreSocial Psychology of Consumer Behaviour (932C8)157
  CoreStructural Equation Modelling (975C8)157
  OptionApplied Social Psychology Research Internship (936C8)157
  Drug Addiction and its Treatment (918C8)157
 Spring & Summer TeachingCoreResearch Dissertation (935C8)607

Part-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn TeachingCoreApplications of Social Psychology (921C8)157
  CoreLinear Models in Statistics (976C8)157
 Spring TeachingCoreSocial Psychology of Consumer Behaviour (932C8)157
  OptionApplied Social Psychology Research Internship (936C8)157
  Drug Addiction and its Treatment (918C8)157
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn TeachingCoreEthics, Philosophy and Methods of Research (301C8)157
  CoreSocial Neuroscience (994C8)157
 Spring TeachingCoreStructural Equation Modelling (975C8)157
 Spring & Summer TeachingCoreResearch Dissertation (935C8)607

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