MSc Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

University of Kent, School of Psychology

Program Description

MSc Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

University of Kent, School of Psychology

MSc Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

The MSc in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations is a specialist version of our existing MSc in Social and Applied Psychology that focuses on social psychological theory and research in intergroup and group behaviour.

Group processes and intergroup relations have become an increasingly central part of the discipline of social psychology, addressing issues of prejudice, discrimination, conflict reduction, persuasion and social influence, power, group decision making and ethnic loyalty.

This programme explores major and current research covering issues such as intergroup contact, social and cognitive processes underlying prejudice, discrimination, collective protest, group decision-making, leadership and group performance. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as the basis for PhD research and suitable students are encouraged to go on to register for PhD degrees.

Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. We are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. Our long-established international reputation in social psychology is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. The School attracts excellent visiting scholars and postgraduate students from both within the UK and overseas. Some of our PhD students are self-funded, and others are funded by grants or awards either from the School, UK or their countries of origin. Some are also paid for doing part-time teaching within the School.

The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, which involves partnerships with external organisations such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and collaborative studentships with partners such as People United.


As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Group Processes & Intergroup Relations - MSc at Canterbury:

Full-time: £5100 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas

Part-time: £2550 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas

Exceptions may apply.

Key facts

  • Subject area: Psychology
  • Award: MSc
  • Course type: Taught
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Mode of study: Full-time or part-time
  • Attendance mode: Campus
  • Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time
  • Start: September
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
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United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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