Course Overview

By improving our understanding of how different individuals think, feel, behave and interact, psychology addresses some of society’s biggest issues – from conflict and social injustice to ableism, inequality and discrimination. Social and political psychological theories and perspectives can inform critical comprehension of polarised community relationships, social identity, peace and conflict, crowd behaviour, discrimination, forgiveness, moral decision-making, and more. Taught by award-winning staff, you'll put your research knowledge into practice on real-life projects. You’ll also engage in debate and discussion with a diverse international student cohort, helping you appreciate how environment, experience and social context shapes individual values and perspectives.

Key facts

  • Keele is ranked top 150 in the world for Psychology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community.
  • Blend of practice and research-led teaching capitalising on our cutting-edge, broad-based research.
  • Optional placement in Semester 1 or 2 provides valuable work experience which relates your learning to professional settings and applications in policy, research or practice.
  • Award-winning teaching recognised internationally for driving progressive social change through the creation of this specialist MSc.

Psychology at Keele

MSc in Applied Social & Political Psychology