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 in the UK's top 5 universities and in the world's top 30 universities for psychology (QS World University Rankings by subject 2019)
  • Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading research, and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of 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.


We are now accepting applications for entry in 2020.

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


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

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

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