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MA Political Psychology

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

This course offers a unique opportunity to study how psychological insights can throw light on politics. What are the roots of political violence? What drives shifts in public opinion? Why do some people become activists, while others never get involved? How does propaganda work? What is the appeal of the political ideologies to which some devote their lives? What makes for effective political leadership? Is the future democratic?

  • Learn from academics with a wide range of expertise covering the broad spectrum of political psychology and political communication.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to study full time or part time, with options to start in January or September.
  • Become well versed in some of the most pervasive issues that shape the parameters for today’s politics.
  • Benefit from regular conferences, public lectures and workshops in Bournemouth and beyond, previous examples include: Professor Candida Yate's inaugural professorial lecture; conferences organised by BU and the Freud Museum with screen writer Andrew Davies (House of Cards), renowned professor of History from New York Eli Zaretsky and Baroness Hollins
  • Attend the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS) reading groups and lectures with speakers from a range of perspective on key political issues. 
  • Engage in research and projects alongside staff and students across the Faculty of Media & Communication​
  • Join events organised by the two Resreach Centres; The study of Conflict, Emotion & Social Justice (CESJ) and the Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research (CPMR), students can attend presentations of ongoing research by their members and guest speakers, and contribute to the discussions.

For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in December to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2021, September 2021, January 2022, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (September start), 15 months full-time or 27 months part-time (January start)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or equivalent.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

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Entry requirements

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Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

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