This course offers a unique opportunity to study how psychological insights can throw light on politics. The course covers the roots of political violence, propaganda, the appeal of political ideologies, effective political leadership and much more. Why study MA Political Psychology at BU?
- Learn from academics with a wide range of expertise covering the broad spectrum of political psychology and political communication
- Become well versed in some of the most pervasive issues that shape the parameters for today’s politics
- Attend the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS) reading groups and lectures with speakers from a range of perspective on key political issues
- Engage in research and projects alongside staff and students across the Faculty of Media & Communication
- Join events organised by the two Resreach Centres – The study of Conflict, Emotion & Social Justice (CESJ) and the Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research (CPMR), students can attend presentations of ongoing research by their members and guest speakers, and contribute to the discussions.
Issues and Debates in Political Psychology; The Psychodynamics of Political Culture and Society; The Psychology of Democracy; The Psychology of Fundamentalism and Political Violence; Research Imagination; The Final Project. Option units* (choose one): Political Marketing & Campaigning; Diplomacy & International Relations; Political Journalism; Media & Global Challenges; Youth Culture & Media *Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
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