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?
Key features of the Social Psychology (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- 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
Skills for career development
As well as specific knowledge about social psychology, this degree course will help you to develop many transferable and work-related skills that are highly valued by employers.
- effective team-working
- independent and critical thinking
- IT and data handling
- analysing and evaluating diverse sources of information, including qualitative and quantitative data
- designing and carrying out research projects, and presenting their findings
- problem-solving and reasoning
- application of learning to real world problems and situations
- independent learning.
Studying social psychology opens up career opportunities in social justice, public policy, media and communications. As a graduate of social psychology you will have gained an impressive breadth of knowledge and skills that are also attractive to employers across a broad range of careers.
A career as a professional psychologist in the applied areas of psychology will require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree – for which this degree course provides useful preparation.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated titles include:
- clinical psychologist
- counselling psychologist
- educational psychologist
- forensic psychologist
- health psychologist
- occupational psychologist
- sports and exercise psychologist.
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- Investigating psychology
- Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary
- Advancing social psychology
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Counselling View 77 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
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International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.