MSc Social Psychology

Think like a social psychologist and answer questions about social phenomena

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Why study Social Psychology at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 3rd in the UK and 16th in the world for psychology (THE World University Rankings by subject 2021).
  • Psychology is rated 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

  • Students on the MSc Social Psychology 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.
  • The University attracts a high calibre of visiting speakers. These talks are an excellent way to explore new topics and to get to know other postgraduate students.

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 180 credit programme comprises core courses, optional courses and dissertation


As a postgraduate student you will have access to a wide range of research resources and state-of-the-art facilities

Learning outcomes and careers

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

When to apply

We operate a gathered field approach to MSc applications, find out how this works

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

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