Community psychology brings social change to the forefront of the way that we understand and promote psychological wellbeing. It provides an alternative to the standard model of psychological enquiry that foregrounds the individual at the expense of the collective, instead contextualising the difficulties faced by particular communities before seeking to develop solutions through participatory and action-oriented research. The central focus of this course is to provide knowledge and training platforms that allow you to work towards addressing the institutional marginalisation and disempowerment that drives local and global community issues. It introduces critical, liberation and human rights perspectives, reflecting on traditional modes of scientific enquiry and what they mean for groups and individuals struggling with issues of marginalisation. Our degree programme is among the few in the country that allow you to work directly with local communities to facilitate social change. With the help of our award-winning Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp), it gives you the opportunity to apply your skills as a psychologist and gain professional experience in the field. This course will be of particular interest to those interested in developing a career in mental health.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide. normally a 2.1 degree in a social science subject but candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.
Fees and funding
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