Critical Psychology in the Social Sciences (MSc)

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  • Objectives
    To offer knowledge and expertise in theoretical and analytical skills and methodological knowledge, and to provide the interdisciplinary background required to understand subjective experience and action in specific social, cultural and political contexts. Focusing on problems rather than disciplines, the programme is concerned with the integration of different conceptual approaches aiming to develop a critical understanding of the subject in contemporary societies and in current formations of social power.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:
    Suitable for graduates in any social science, including psychology, sociology, social and critical theory. Candidates from other disciplines may also be eligible. You will require a good first degree or a recognised equivalent qualification.

    Non-graduates aged 25 years or over may be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant professional experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.
  • Academic title
    Critical Psychology in the Social Sciences (MSc)
  • Course description
    Course Description:
    Two core courses on ‘Principles and Practice of Research Design’ and on ‘Contemporary Social Theory’ encompass issues central to interdisciplinary social scientific research and practice.

    ‘Current debates in critical psychology’ provides a substantive focus on debates about discourse, narrative and embodiment. ‘Theory and Practice of Critical Psychology’ aims to provide an understanding of research methods and the use of critical psychology within professional practice, such as clinical work, health issues and community psychology. The fifth compulsory course ‘Approaching Subjectivity’ brings together theories of the human subject, social theory, and cultural studies. Students also undertake a 20,000-word dissertation on the critical psychology modules of their choice

    Special features:
    An exciting chance to study with an internationally recognised team of critical psychologists led by Professor Valerie Walkerdine
    Offers you the opportunity to learn and participate in an interdisciplinary, diverse, research-driven, and socially active academic environment.

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