Political Psychology, M.Sc. | University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
12 months
18600 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
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The Political Psychology degree from University of Kent gives you an excellent grounding in political psychology and can lead to a career in survey and consumer research, marketing, public relations, political communications and government.


There is a growing interest among researchers and policy makers in the psychological underpinnings of individual and group behaviour in the political arena. This Political Psychology degree from University of Kent is one of the few political psychology courses in the UK and explores how people engage with politics and the psychology behind this behaviour.

Reasons to study Political Psychology at Kent

  • Choose modules developed by innovative lecturers from the School of Psychology and the School of Politics and International Relations. Your interdisciplinary research project is also supervised by staff from the two Schools.
  • Psychology at Kent was ranked 5th for research intensity in The Complete University Guide 2022. The Social Psychology Group researchers engage in consultancy work for businesses and the government.
  • Gain rigorous training that embraces cutting-edge theories and models, alongside research and analytical skills with a strong focus on quantitative methods. Political Psychology alumna Emma now works for the Office for National Statistics.
  • Test out your own theories and hypotheses in our excellent laboratory and field research facilities and modern teaching spaces.
  • Join the supportive and welcoming community on our Canterbury campus, with access to the world-class resources of our Templeman Library.
  • Support from the Graduate and Researcher College as well as the School of Psychology. You are joining a strong intellectual and social community.


You learn a set of skills that will allow you to pursue a career in areas such as:

  • Policy development
  • Political consultancy
  • Public relations
  • Polling and electoral analyses
  • Conflict management. 

Upon completing the Political Psychology degree from University of Kent, our graduates have also pursued doctoral study and academic careers at higher education institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Opinion: Nature and Measurement 
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Advanced Topics in Intergroup Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Advanced Research Project: Proposal Development 
  • Negotiation and Mediation 
  • States, Nations and Democracy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for home/EU students, but we strongly recommend you apply no later than three months before your intended start date. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A final degree classification (grade average) of at least a 2.2 or Merit in the UK system. Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard. However, applicants who do not meet this criterion are still welcome to apply, and their individual circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants with undergraduate degrees in psychology or political science are preferred and those with related social sciences or science degrees are also considered. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU - £14000


  • UK - £4650
  • EU - £7000
  • International - £9300

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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