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.
Social Theory & Political Communication; The Psychodynamics of Emotion & Political Culture; Methods of Inquiry in the Social Sciences & Humanities; Psychosocial Perspectives on Contemporary Politics; The Psychology of Democracy; Final Project. Option Units: Political Communication & Campaigning; Public Diplomacy & International Relations; Discourse, Rhetoric & Power. *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. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all other components.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8750||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8750||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8750||Year 1|