Applied Social and Political Psychology at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Social and Political Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

By improving our understanding of how different individuals think, feel, behave and interact, psychology addresses some of society’s biggest issues – from conflict and social injustice to ableism, inequality and discrimination. Taught by award-winning staff, you'll put your research knowledge into practice on real-life projects. You’ll also engage in debate and discussion with a diverse international student cohort, helping you appreciate how environment, experience and social context shapes individual values and perspectives. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked top 150 in the world for Psychology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and an inclusive research community
  • Blend of practice and research-led teaching capitalising on our cutting-edge, broad-based research
  • Optional placement provides valuable work experience which relates your learning to applications in policy, research or practice
  • Award-winning teaching recognised internationally for driving progressive social change through this specialist MSc
Whether you’re motivated by a desire to improve poverty, health, climate change, gender equality, immigration, integration or any other social injustice, our MSc Applied Social and Political Psychology has been specifically designed to help you understand the root causes of societal issues. Our programme will prepare you to successfully apply social psychological theories, research findings based on multi-method approaches (quantitative, qualitative or a combination of both) and intervention techniques to solve real-life problems affecting individuals and communities around the world. Teaching is very much linked to practice, with an optional Psychology Placement and multiple opportunities to work on research with other students and staff over and above the compulsory dissertation, capitalising on our expertise and experience of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches to research design. Placements, which support and extend your research skills, are offered across a range of subjects, fields, and activities and represent the diverse expertise of our academic staff. Current staff research includes global climate change, morality, forgiveness, cyberpsychology, public disorder (crowds, riots, hooliganism), terrorism, security, policing, forensic interviewing and courtroom questioning of vulnerable witnesses. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - This course is open to graduates with a first or upper second-class degree in psychology, political science, international relations, peace studies, philosophy, gender studies, history, sociology, anthropology or overseas equivalent. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

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Applied Social and Political Psychology at Keele University - UCAS