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  MSc - Social Psychology


University of Kent    School of Psychology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc in Social Psychology at the University of Kent. Delve into the intricate motives shaping human behaviour in the social realm and hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Led by world-renowned experts, this programme offers a deep dive into intergroup dynamics, social cognition, and persuasion, equipping you to tackle real-world issues through a psychological lens. At Kent, you'll benefit from a supportive environment, cutting-edge facilities including brain stimulation and virtual reality labs, and a dedicated MSc common room. The programme's comprehensive curriculum covers basic and advanced statistical methodologies, preparing you for further specialisation in cognitive, developmental, or political psychology. With a strong emphasis on research excellence and ESRC recognition, this MSc sets the stage for a successful career in academia, psychology, or the NHS. Entry requirements include a relevant honours degree or equivalent, with a focus on statistical knowledge. Join us at Kent to unlock your potential and make a lasting impact in the field of social psychology.

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What are the key motives that affect people’s reactions to the social world? Develop critical, analytical and problem-solving skills while analysing the social psychological aspects of problems in a range of applied contexts.

Immerse yourself in modules exploring the psychology of intergroup behaviour, social cognition and attitudes and persuasion, relating this social psychological research to social problems. Taught by world-leading experts, in a leading centre for social psychology, developing you into an independent thinker ready to continue onto a doctorate or train as a psychologist.

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Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.

All applications are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

This programme includes a one-year statistics sequence which you must normally pass in order to receive your award. The teaching assumes that you are familiar with the following topics:

Means and standard deviations
Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance
t-tests
Correlation coefficients
Variables and measurement




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