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About

This Political Psychology course from Bournemouth University offers a unique opportunity to study how psychological insights can throw light on politics. The course covers the roots of political violence, propaganda, the appeal of political ideologies, effective political leadership and much more.

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Overview

Why study MA Political Psychology at BU?

  • Learn from academics with a wide range of expertise covering the broad spectrum of political psychology and political communication 
  • Become well versed in some of the most pervasive issues that shape the parameters for today’s politics 
  • Attend the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS) reading groups and lectures with speakers from a range of perspective on key political issues 
  • Engage in research and projects alongside staff and students across the Faculty of Media & Communication  
  • Join events organised by the two Resreach Centres – The study of Conflict, Emotion & Social Justice (CESJ) and the Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research (CPMR), students can attend presentations of ongoing research by their members and guest speakers, and contribute to the discussions. 

Potential career paths

This Political Psychology course from Bournemouth University offers a highly relevant, challenging and rich encounter with leading-edge theory and research at the complex intersections of psychology and politics. It provides an interdisciplinary basis for doctoral research in many areas, and will be an attractive basis for the development of careers in academia and research.

It also provides a suitable basis for entry to, or professional development within, careers in political and policy research, strategic work for campaigning groups, and political journalism, as well as offering insights and support for those engaged in democratic participation as professional or local politicians.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues & Debates in Political Psychology
  • The Psychodynamics of Political Culture
  • The Psychology of Democracy
  • The Psychology of Fundamentalism & Political Violence
  • Research Imagination
  • Final Project

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline for this course. If you need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your application to be processed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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