MSc Social Psychology

Think like a social psychologist and answer questions about social phenomena

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Programme suspended (2020 entry)

We are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students. We are working to minimise the impact of Covid-19, but we have reluctantly decided that we will be unable to offer this programme for entry in 2020.

Applications for the next intake typically open in October.

You may also be interested in MSc Psychological Research which is available for entry in September 2020.

MSc Psychological Research

Why study Social Psychology at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 5th in the UK and 24th in the world for psychology (QS World University Rankings by subject 2019).
  • Our research environment is 100% conducive to world-leading research and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in its reach and significance (REF 2014)
  • Experience advanced, practical training in a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills, while gaining access to excellent research facilities.
  • Benefit from diverse research expertise, which includes experience of working in the field, in different cultures, and with mixed methods.

Programme overview

This exciting new MSc programme will teach you how to think as a social psychologist, and how to answer questions about social phenomena

Programme structure and assessment

The 120 credit programme comprises core courses and optional courses

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding opportunities

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

Contact us

Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme