Applied Social and Political Psychology - MSc

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. 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.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Psychology

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £10,000 per year. Part time £5,500 per year.
    International - £18,800 per year.

Duration of study

  • One year full time, two years part time, up to five years modular

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for September 2023 entry

Why study Applied Social and Political Psychology at Keele University?

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 an inclusive research community
Blend of practice and research-led teaching capitalising on our cutting-edge, broad-based research
Optional placement provides valuable work experience which relates your learning to applications in policy, research or practice
Award-winning teaching recognised internationally for driving progressive social change through this specialist MSc
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Psychology at Keele

MSc in Applied Social and Political Psychology

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Julia, Applied Social and Political Psychology graduate

"The MSc programme encourages you to challenge your own assumptions, values and beliefs about the world out there. I felt like there was always room to ask critical questions and to engage with the topics of interest not only from a psychological perspective but for example, also from an ethical perspective. "

Julia, Applied Social and Political Psychology graduate

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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Jane, Applied Social and Political Psychology graduate

"The course, through a variety of platforms such as internal research meetings, research apprenticeship and research seminars, allows you to work with different staff and be exposed to different research projects apart from your dissertation"

Jane, Applied Social and Political Psychology graduate

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