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  Social Cognition: Research and Applications MSc

University College London    Faculty of Brain Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Psychology (31)

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Are you fascinated by how we perceive and interact with the social world? Then the Social Cognition: Research and Applications MSc at UCL is the perfect programme for you. Delve into the cutting-edge research of our outstanding academic staff and explore topics such as social perception, motivation, emotion, and decision-making. With a strong emphasis on real-world applications, you'll gain the skills to address societal issues like climate change, mental health, and inequality. A minimum upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field is required, and be prepared for the mathematical component in our Research Statistics module. Join us and shape the future of social cognition!

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This MSc focuses on how individuals construe the social world and the processes that underlie social judgement and behaviour. The programme draws on the research of outstanding academic staff working in the areas of social cognition, social endocrinology, socio-cognitive neuroscience, and judgement and decision-making to provide unique, cutting-edge perspectives on humans as social beings. This programme should contribute to an understanding of applied societal problems in domains of climate change, mental health, inequality and social conflict.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are expected to have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. However, very good candidates in related areas, such as management, sociology, or communication sciences, will also be considered. Students should be prepared for the mathematical component contained in the MSc-level Research Statistics module.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100
Part-time: £7,550

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £34,400
Part-time: £17,200

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