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MSc Community & Critical Social Psychology

MSc Community and Critical Social Psychology

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


In drawing together the complementary fields of community psychology and critical social psychology, we have sought to develop an MSc that will appeal to students who value a focus on social critique and social justice in conjunction with a rigourous and scholarly approach to the discipline of psychology.  The Community & Critical Social Psychology (CCSP) MSc will thus enable you to take a fresh approach to psychology, involving a focus on critique of accepted ways of working within the discipline and engagements with pressing ‘real-world’ concerns.


What qualifications do I need?

Applicants will normally have a 2:1 in Psychology or a closely related discipline, although in cases where exceptional performance on the final year project, mitigating circumstances or relevant employment can be demonstrated, applicants may be considered who have a 2:2.  Applicants whose first degree is not in psychology will be accepted on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they have covered sufficient levels of psychology and research methods during their first degree.  Applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS at grade 6.5 or above (including a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component) or another acceptable English Language qualification.


Online application guideHow much does it cost?

The fees are subject to review.

Please visit our tuition fees webpage  for up-to-date information about fees

A 10% discount is applicable to all YSJU Alumni undertaking PG level study

A new Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course.


How do I apply?

Applications can be made using the buttons below.  For help completing the online application, please refer to our guide.


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Will I be interviewed?

No.  Applications are judged solely on the application form and references.  If further information from an applicant is required (eg in the case of students whose first degree is not in psychology) they will be contacted by e-mail or letter.


How can I find out more?

See the psychology web pages for more information on the department, including staff expertise and research interests.

Contact Dr Stephen Gibson E: s.gibson@yorksj.ac.uk to discuss any aspect of the degree programme or application process in more detail.