This course increases your understanding of key theories, methods and findings in social psychology. You will learn how to do your own social psychological research and to apply social psychology to solving social problems.
It is aimed at those who wish to progress to a PhD in Social Psychology or wish to boost their research skills en route, or part way through, a career in a related field of inquiry (e.g. education, research or applied social science). Social psychology is beneficial in a wide range of professions including Civil Service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public and voluntary sector agencies, and social science professions.
The course offers a number of specialist pathways. The specialisms include social processes; qualitative social psychology; the social psychology of intergroup conflict and solidarity; developmental social psychology.
You will complete core modules in social psychology, choose either quantitative or qualitative research methods, and then pursue two further options towards a particular aspect of social psychology, which you will follow up in your research project and dissertation.