Community Psychology offered by University of Brighton provides an alternative to the standard model of psychological enquiry that foregrounds the individual at the expense of the collective, instead contextualising the difficulties faced by particular communities before seeking to develop solutions through participatory and action-oriented research.
The central focus of this course is to provide knowledge and training platforms that allow you to work towards addressing the institutional marginalisation and disempowerment that drives local and global community issues. It introduces critical, liberation and human rights perspectives, reflecting on traditional modes of scientific enquiry and what they mean for groups and individuals struggling with issues of marginalisation.
The course explores processes of social change and participatory engagement and equips graduates with theoretical knowledge, research skills and practical insights for working in the field of community psychology. It also serves as an ideal grounding for the further use and study of participatory modes of enquiry at doctoral level.
- Community Psychology: Theory and Practice
- Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Community and Clinical Approaches to Mental Distress
- Social Research Practice
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.
DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies Psychology Cognitive Sciences View 192 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
Degree and/or experience
- Normally a 2.1 degree in a social science subject but candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience may be considered.
International14300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Brighton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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