Social Psychology (Q83) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Social Psychology (Q83)

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Course summary

In this degree you’ll consider how social psychology can be applied to contemporary life. You’ll explore psychology more broadly, gaining insights into people's behaviour. Why do good people do bad things? What role do digital technologies play in our relationships? Has globalisation made people across the world more similar, or do old differences persist? How have gender identities changed? What does it mean to be a good citizen? You'll examine these and many other important psychological questions about the relationship between individual psychology and the complex social world. You'll see how social psychologists use evidence from research to contribute to debates on a wide range of social issues including discrimination and equality, conflict resolution, migration, happiness and well-being. You'll also explore how psychology is critical to understanding employment, mental health, and relationships. Key features of the course

  • Explores how social psychologists study people as social beings in different contexts
  • Investigates the connections between individual lives and social problems, using different theories and approaches
  • Gives you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • Builds advanced analytical and communication skills, and enhances your employability
  • Relevant to a wide range of career opportunities including social justice, public policy, media and communications.


This degree has three stages. At Stage 1, you’ll be introduced to core academic skills and concepts from either a social sciences or psychology and counselling perspective. You’ll follow this with your first core psychology module. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll explore a wide range of real-life problems and issues to which psychology has been applied, along with the research and practical skills used by professional psychologists. Finally, at Stage 3, you’ll specialise in psychology as it has been applied to contemporary social issues such as surveillance technologies, power, inequalities and modern working practices. You'll cap your degree with an independent research project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Social Psychology (Q83) at Open University - UCAS