You will take two compulsory courses (one theoretical and one methodological), a research dissertation of 10,000 words and options to the value of one unit from a wide range of courses.
You will leave the Department equipped with conceptual and research skills, the ability to assess and analyse evidence, critical judgement and experience of working individually and in teams.
Contemporary Social and Cultural Psychology
Examines the relationship between mind, society and culture with a focus on phenomena at the interface between the individual and society. Issues covered include self in society, individual and social identities, cognition and culture, social representations, attitudes and attributions, language and communication, social influence, beliefs and inter-group relations and various applied aspects of social and cultural psychology.
Psychological and Behavioural Science (non-assessed)
Each week we tackle key debates for the social sciences through an examination of key theories in Societal Psychology.
Methods for Social Psychological Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Provides training in quantitative and qualitative methods of research for social and cultural psychology.
Consists of an independent research project of up to 10,000 words on a topic of your choice, involving field research and supervised by a member of faculty.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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