Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2024. 

Why study MA Political Psychology at BU?

  • Learn from academics with a wide range of expertise covering the broad spectrum of political psychology and political communication 
  • Become well versed in some of the most pervasive issues that shape the parameters for today’s politics 
  • Attend the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS) reading groups and lectures with speakers from a range of perspectives 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 Research 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. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

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 screenwriter Andrew Davies (House of Cards), renowned professor of History from New York Eli Zaretsky and Baroness Hollins. 

Key information

Next start date:

January 2025, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (September start), 16 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. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other components. For more information check out our full entry requirements.