Prejudice, Discrimination and Intergroup Relations (C8569)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You’ll be introduced to psychological theories of prejudice, discrimination and intergroup relations, with a strong emphasis on applying these theories to multi-ethnic and racial contexts in various parts of the world (including the UK, US and Turkey).

You will consider key issues in the study of intergroup relations, in reference to perceptions and experiences of majority and minority group members. You’ll also examine classic and contemporary theory and research on prejudice and intergroup relations. You’ll also discuss the applications of such theory and research to pressing social issues, such as racism, sexism and ageism.


100%: Lecture


20%: Coursework (Group presentation)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: