12 months
18500 GBP/year
7350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Social and Applied Psychology programme at the University of East Anglia will equip you with the skills to understand research into social behaviour, and it will offer you an optional, tailored research placement, through which you can acquire and hone advanced research skills.

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This MSc in Social and Applied Psychology  at the University of East Anglia  combines research method training with in-depth study of social psychological topics. You’ll study prejudice and intergroup relations, identity, attitudes and decision-making, as well as applied social psychology and critical social psychology. You’ll get to grips with research methodologies for conducting social psychological research, including measuring implicit and explicit attitudes, interviews and focus groups, experimental design and field experiments.

One of the programme’s key strengths is the opportunity it gives you to experience modern psychological research methods first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. It will also equip you with the ability to understand research into social behaviour, prepare research proposals, and undertake your own original research, analysis and synthesis – all within one of current psychology’s most fast-moving and fundamental areas. Plus you’ll develop your transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets.

The programme includes compulsory modules to give you a solid grounding in the subject’s key areas, and optional modules, which you’ll select according to your specific interests. It builds towards a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you will undertake with the supervision of active researchers in the field. Before applying, we encourage you to contact our academics to discuss the topics you’re interested in researching and find out how we can help you explore those areas.


This Master’s degree programme will equip you with advanced training in social psychology research methods. It’s the ideal preparation if you’re interested in studying for a PhD in Social Psychology, or a career with a significant research component, such as in a university, the third sector or within government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Psychology Theory and Methods
  • Research Placement and Professional Skills
  • Psychology Lab Skills
  • Further Qualitative Research
  • Further Quantitative Research and Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent
  • Psychology or relevant discipline
  • Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, from a recognised higher education institution.

Tuition Fee

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    18500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7350 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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