M.Sc. On Campus

Social Psychology

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
26300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Social Psychology programme at The University of Edinburgh provides an opportunity for intensive advanced training in social psychology.


The staff involved in teaching and supervision include internationally recognised researchers from our Social Psychology group. Staff expertise covers a range of topics including perceptions of animals, sexism, collective action, romantic relationships, crowd behaviour, culture and identity, and use a variety of research methods to address their research interests (including both quantitative and qualitative approaches). 

You will take courses on the theoretical and methodological aspects of social psychology, and conduct an original research dissertation in one of these areas. You will also receive thorough training in advanced academic skills and research methods within psychology, including a comprehensive coverage of statistical modelling and research design using the R statistical language, and qualitative methods.

Career opportunities

The Social Psychology programme at The University of Edinburgh is relevant to students who 1) aspire to pursue a research-orientated career in social psychology, 2) are interested in undertaking a Professional Doctorate/Masters training programme in Clinical or Health Psychology, and/or 3) are interested in a wide variety of careers where it is valuable to be able to conduct sound social research, or to develop and evaluate practices and policies relating to social behaviour or thinking.

The programme teaches a broad range of transferable skills applicable to a wide range of modern jobs, such as research design, data management and processing, statistical modelling and interpretation, as well as the synthesis and communication of complex literatures.

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • Psychological Research Skills - General advanced research methodology
  • Univariate Statistics and Methodology using R 
  • Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R - Advanced statistical modelling
  • Current Approaches in Social Psychology - This course focuses on recent topics and developments in the field social psychology, as well as the techniques and tools required to conduct social psychological research
  • Problem-Based Social Psychological Research 
Option course may be
  • Qualitative Research Methods (taught by the Social Psychology research group)
  • Neuroscience of Language
  • Atypical Development
  • Applied Psychological Testing
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Brain Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Or any other course open to MSc students
  • The dissertation involves conducting an empirical research project in close collaboration with an expert supervisor, sometimes also working with fellow MSc students. 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in psychology or in a related discipline, with at least one advanced course in psychology studied.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home: £6,250
  • International/EU: £13,150

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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.

Our partners

Social Psychology
The University of Edinburgh


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!