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Advanced Social Psychology


This module is designed to provide a broad and detailed knowledge of the theories and current research in the area of social psychology.  Each topic area will review key historical theories and research as well as examining contemporary approaches.  Through workshops and an inquiry-based qualitative project, this module also provides training in qualitative research methods.  On completion of this module students should have developed a critical understanding of the principle theories and concepts within the area of social psychology.  They should also be capable of accurately evaluating qualitative studies and be able to independently carry out qualitative research.

This is an SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.



This module will last for 12 weeks.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Gillian Hendry.


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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